Events for Adults

Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson Workshop

Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson Workshop

Sunday, July 31, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson, a Benefit for the Monterey Public Library Endowment Fund

Laurie Gibson will lead a writing workshop she's presented throughout California for 10 years. Packed with stories and tips, this fast-paced program is designed to empower and inspire writers of fiction and nonfiction alike. She will start with a brief glance at the book business: self-publishing, e-books, and traditional publishing. Then Gibson will share ideas to help writers improve their craft, tips for connecting with literary agents and editors, and some thoughts on book promotion.  Other highlights: writing prompts and self-assessments, four-page handout, Q&A, sample edit or review of five pages.

Laurie Gibson has presented "Book Publishing 1-2-3" throughout the state (from the northern tip of San Francisco Bay to the Mexican border) for nearly a decade.  She is a full-time editor whose clients include nearly 200 individual authors in addition to Stanford University, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Patagonia, Inc.  For several years, Laurie also taught editing for the Extension programs at UCSD and UCLA.  Laurie Gibson's LinkedIn Profile

Proceeds from the workshop benefit the Monterey Public Library Endowment Fund.  The workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee.  Adults are invited to attend.  Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for two.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.mplfriends.com, by phone at (831) 646-5632 or in person at the Library Help Desk.  For more information, contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org

Storyteller's Studio

Storyteller's Studio

Monday, August 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Come and practice your storytelling in this lab.  Please limit your story to maximum 15 minutes so everyone can participate.  This is not a workshop with a trainer.  This is your chance to practice with your peers.  For adults.  For more information email mccombs@monterey.org.
Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, August 11, 12:30 p.m.

Come learn about ebook basics! We'll cover what ebooks are and how to use free library ebooks from digital libraries. We'll talk about what devices you can use for ebooks and some of the best ways to get started. Afterward we'll answer questions and provide some one-on-one assistance. Presented by Library Technology Volunteer Steven Rubin. No reservations required. Need more info? Contact (831) 646-3933 or refdesk@monterey.org Future dates include September 22nd, October 13th, November 17th, and December 15th.

 

 

Relax with the Trager Approach

Relax with the Trager Approach

Monday, August 15, 6:00 p.m.

MaryLou Schaeffer, RN, MS, PHN, CMP, will discuss the Trager Approach, a system of gentle, non-invasive movements developed by Milton Trager, M.D. which facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and improved mental clarity. MaryLou Schaeffer, RN, MS, PHN, CMP will share how Trager was developed, how it works and how she uses it daily in her professional practice. In addition, to further illustrate how our bodies are built to respond to touch, MaryLou will give the audience the opportunity to share a hand massage with a partner using her own organic Shea butter/coconut oil cream.

MaryLou Schaeffer, RN, MS, PHN, CMP is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years experience in hospital ICU, Emergency, Surgery and Obstetrics Departments. She has also worked in the Community Health sector in the School of Nursing and Public Health. Currently, she works with Cancer patients and private clients as a Trager Practitioner doing Therapeutic Massage for the past 20 years. Schaeffer’s studio is at 1011 Cass St., Monterey. She can be reached at (831) 601-9781 or marylousch@gmail.com.

This event is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. Admission is free buth reservations are required. Adults ages 50-up are especially encouraged to attend. Sign up in advance at the Help Desk or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.
Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, August 15, 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, August 15th, September 12th and 26th, October 3rd and 17th, November 7th and 21st, and December 5th and 19th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

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Important note: Library events may not be video taped, audio recorded, or photographed without written permission from the Library Director. Library events may be photographed or videotaped by Library or City staff for non-commercial promotional use. If you have questions or concerns about this or any other recording, please contact Jeanne McCombs.