Events for Adults
Crafting for Adults!

Crafting for Adults!

Sunday, June 5, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the Community Room for some crafty fun! The craft for June is Liberty Luminaries!

Space is limited! Please sign-up at the Library Help Desk, call 831-646-3933, or email Adult Craft Club meets the first Sunday of the month unless there's a holiday. Basic supplies to complete the craft are provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own.

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, June 6, 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  Monday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm, June 6th and 20th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

Let the Water Do It: The Life and Work of Watercolor Artist Rollin Pickford  Lecture and Film

Let the Water Do It: The Life and Work of Watercolor Artist Rollin Pickford Lecture and Film

Wednesday, June 15, 6:00 p.m.

Melissa Pickford, Curator, will give a talk about her late father, Rollin Pickford (1912 - 2010), a California plein air artist who painted with watercolor nearly every day for 80 years. Mr. Pickford was a nationally recognized painter whose work is widely collected. His varied expressions in watercolor came out of his great love for the California landscape, and his lifelong desire to preserve our state’s natural beauty as he saw rural areas become increasingly developed. His career included many years of painting outdoors on the Monterey Peninsula. His vastly experimental approach to watercolor includes well-rendered representational scenes as well as highly abstracted works. Most, not all, are based in nature. Some subtle, some dramatic, many saturated with intense color, all are evidence of his indefatigable passion for wet paper, pigment, and brush. Above all, his paintings are about atmosphere and light. Ms. Pickford will share her father’s paintings, writing, and stories, as well as the book, California Light: The Watercolors of Rollin Pickford. She will also screen  the PBS film, Master of Light: The Life and Watercolors of Rollin Pickford. Through original paintings, video, and music, we will enjoy a daughter’s intimate portrait of her father’s extraordinary life and legacy. Melissa Pickford has a B.A. in Art History from Boston University, and California teaching credentials from UC Santa Cruz. She spent 20 years teaching Art and Art History to children and adults, worked for many years at the Monterey Museum of Art, and has been curating exhibits at the MPC Art Gallery for the last 13 years.

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.  The lecture takes place in the Community Room.  Admission is free but 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

Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, June 16, 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 


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.