Events for Adults

Know Yourself, Change Your Life: Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Personal Growth, presented by Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C

Know Yourself, Change Your Life: Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Personal Growth, presented by Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C

Monday, August 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

This presentation is for all those who would like to understand themselves better in order to lead richer, more satisfying lives. Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis, neurologist and certified professional coach, will explore the concept of self-awareness, including historical perspectives, modern day challenges, and relationship to personal development. Participants will learn the traits of a self-aware person and practices to help them tap into their true inner selves.

Throughout her career, Dr. Jasulaitis has firmly believed in a holistic approach to wellness. In her coaching practice, she guides her midlife and beyond clients through an examination of mind/body/heart/soul. With Dr. Jasulaitis’ help, clients gain a deeper insight into themselves, what they really want moving forward in life, and the steps needed to achieve those goals.


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. Adults are invited to attend. Admission is free, and reservations are required. Sign up at the Help Desk, or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org.

Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C Biography:

Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis completed her neurology training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. She began her professional career at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center as the Chief of the Adult Brain Injury Service and Assistant Chair, Department of Neurorehabilitation. Under her leadership, the Brain Injury Service earned the prestigious “Center of Excellence” designation by the CARF accreditation organization. Dr. Jasulaitis also served as an Associate Professor of Neurology on the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine faculty and taught many physicians in training. She has held numerous administrative positions, including Medical Director of Case Management and Utilization Review, Medical Director of Clinical Resource Management, and Associate Medical Officer. Dr. Jasulaitis was twice selected as “Doctor of the Month” and “Doctor of the Year.”

After moving to Carmel in 2014, Dr. Jasulaitis completed her professional coaching and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner certifications from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC.) She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation. You can find her at www.prescription4wholeness.com and on Facebook at Prescription4Wholeness.


The Literary Circle Discusses "A Gentleman in Moscow"

The Literary Circle Discusses "A Gentleman in Moscow"

Monday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.

Count Alexander Rostov is serving a life sentence in the attic of the luxurious Metropol Hotel in Moscow for writing a poem that upset the Bolsheviks.  This novel provides a vibrant picture of Soviet history from 1922 -1954.  Read this month's Literary Circle selection, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, and come prepared to join in the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by library staff.  For adults.  Free.  Newcomers always welcome.

 

Who Will Decide When You Can’t? with Eric N. Holk, Esq., Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Who Will Decide When You Can’t? with Eric N. Holk, Esq., Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Wednesday, August 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Attorney Eric N. Holk will present a program on Advance Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorneys. Are your affairs in order? Learn how to plan for the future from an expert.

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. Adults are invited to attend. Admission is free, and reservations are required. Sign up in advance at the Help Desk, or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.

Eric N. Holk is a licensed California attorney with over 30 years of experience. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Cal State Long Beach, a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Seminary, and his Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law. Holk is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law through the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. His practice concentrates on estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and related areas. His other occupational experiences include career counselor, a chartered financial consultant and a registered general securities representative. He practices law in Monterey, CA. He can be reached at eric@trusts-etc.com , (831) 622-8808, and www.trusts-etc.com .
"Jazz on My Mind: Liner Notes, Anecdotes and Articles from the 1940s to the 2000s." Lecture by Author Paul Simeon Fingerote

"Jazz on My Mind: Liner Notes, Anecdotes and Articles from the 1940s to the 2000s." Lecture by Author Paul Simeon Fingerote

Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library invite you to join Paul Simeon Fingerote, 30-year Marketing Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, as he shares backstage stories about the Festival's stars as told by his co-author and friend, Bay Area jazz icon Dr. Herb Wong in their recently published book, Jazz on My Mind: Liner Notes, Anecdotes and Articles from the 1940s to the 2000s. Monterey Jazz Festival artists in the book include Dave Brubeck, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Bola Sete, and Shelly Manne, along with other Monterey-related artists.  Herb Wong knew them all intimately, and these are his intimate stories from the Festival, which he covered from the first Festival in 1958 until last one he was able to cover in 2013.This will be a multi-media show, featuring Fingerote (whose voice you might recognize from his gig at 90.3/KAZU) reading excerpts, with historic photos, album cover art and, of course, performance by jazz. students and a book signing.  $10 admission donation requested; free to Friends' members.

Saturday Matinee: FENCES

Saturday Matinee: FENCES

Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.

Shown as part of the NEA's Big Read in conjunction with the National Steinbeck Center, the Monterey Public Library will be showing the film Fences in the library Community Room. Fences is a 2016 adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson about a black garbage collector, Troy Maxson, in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Rated PG-13. The film will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments provided. Admission is free. 

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