Events for Adults

Friends of the Library Giant Used Book Sale

Friends of the Library Giant Used Book Sale

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Preview sale Friday, December 2, 3 - 5 p.m. for members only. Not a member? Join at the door! Public sale on Saturday. Bargain prices on top quality, gently used books, CDs, DVDs & children's books, as well as a large inventory of rare and collectible books.  All make great gifts for conscientious recyclers! All proceeds benefit the Monterey Public Library.

Technology 101: Craig's List

Technology 101: Craig's List

Saturday, December 3, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Find and post local online listings for jobs, housing, and more in a small-class setting.  Space is limited and signup is required. To sign up, contact the library help desk at (831) 646-3933.

 

Adult Craft Club

Adult Craft Club

Sunday, December 4, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Would you like to make custom Christmas tree decorations? Join us on December 4th and learn a few quick and easy ways to express your personal style by jazzing up clear bulb ornaments, plus learn how to make a bonus yarn hat ornament!

Free, supplies provided. RSVP by calling 646-3933 or emailing cunha@monterey.org

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, December 5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Have you been meaning to try using them but aren't sure how to get started? Get stuck the last time you tried? Want tips and tricks to maximize your usage? Would some one-on-one assistance help get you started? Our Library Technology Volunteer Steven will help! Bring your device and/or laptop and we'll walk through the steps. Reserve a spot by calling the library help desk at (831) 646-3933 or emailing refdesk@monterey.org.  Monday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm, December 5th and 19th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

Book Launch for "Pacific Seaweeds"

Book Launch for "Pacific Seaweeds"

Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join local author Bridgette Clarkston as she celebrates the release of Pacific Seaweeds: Updated and Expanded Edition  with a book launch at the Monterey Public Library on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The event will include a presentation and book signing, and refreshments will be served. Books will be available for sale (cash only). Admission is free and all are welcome. No reservations required. 

Since the first edition came out fifteen years ago, Pacific Seaweeds has sold over 10,000 copies, and has become the authoritative guide to over 200 common species of seaweeds from southeast Alaska to central California. This updated and expanded guide thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential--and often surprising--roles seaweeds play in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Seaweeds are used in everything from cosmetics to sustainable biofuels, and some species, like kelp, contribute to the remediation of coastal ecosystems. 

Featuring an attractive new full-color design, the expanded Pacific Seaweeds includes updated species descriptions, hundreds of additional color photos, new species discovered since the original edition, and brand-new sections on common shore plants and the use of DNA techniques to discover, catalog and identify seaweeds. It also features information on how to responsibly harvest certain species to eat in any of the 18 seaweed recipes featured in the book--because in addition to all of their other uses, some species of seaweed make delectable food!

Bridgette E. Clarkston is a seaweed biologist, science educator and avid photographer with over a decade of teaching experience at the University of New Brunswick, University of British Columbia, and California State University, Monterey Bay. She has discovered several new species of red seaweed, and is the author of A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour, 2015). 

For more information about this event, please contact the Monterey Public Library at 831-646-3933
 

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