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Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, February 18, 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. Future dates include: Mar 17, Apr 14, May 12, & Jun 16. Need more info? Contact (831) 646-3933 or refdesk@monterey.org 

 

11th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

11th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, February 19, 7 - 9 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale for the Friends of the Monterey Public Library's 11th annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting on Friday, February 19, 7 - 9 p.m.  $30 in advance or $35 at the door.  Enjoy a delightful array of chocolate treats and sample delicious wines from Prosecco to Port. Must be 21-up to attend.   Purchase tickets at the library Help Desk or visit www.mplfriends.com  

MORE EXCITING NEWS!  This year the Friends will bring back their popular CHOCOLATE COOKIE CONTEST!  Here are the rules:
1)  Bring 2 dozen chocolate cookies on a disposable plate and the recipe to the Library (625 Pacific Street, Monterey) on Thursday, February 18, between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  2)  DO NOT put your name on anything - you will sign in and receive a number identifying your offering.  3)  Winners will be announced on Friday, February 19 at the Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit.  4)  Cookies will be judged on taste, appearance, originality, and amount of chocolate.  5)  There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and an honorable mention.

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, February 29, 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, February 29th, March 21st, April 4th and 18th, May 2nd and 16th, June 6th and 20th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, February 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Read "A God in Ruins" by Kate Atkinson, and come prepared to participate in lively, congenial discussion, facilitated by library staff.  Free.  For adults.  For information call (831) 646-3949.
Storyteller's Studio

Storyteller's Studio

Monday, March 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Storyteller's Studio is a setting for serious storytellers to practice their craft, supported by peers.  Tell stories to share your family memories, your community memories, narrate local history, to illuminate your ideas without the need to perform for an audience.  Just to clarify, this is a practice lab for the the oral tradition, not a writing workshop. 

For adult storytellers.  No fees.  Participants may be asked to limit their storytelling time based on the number of tellers present.   Questions?  Email mccombs@monterey.org.

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