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The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

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

Join the monthly book group to discuss the Burgess Boys by Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout.  With  combination of brilliant storytelling and prose, and a remarkable insight to character, Strout has brought to life two protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will stay with you long after you turn he final page.  Admission free. For adults . Newcomers always welcome. Read the book and come prepared to join in the lively, congenial discussion.  For more information call 831.646.3949.
The Italian Garden Project: Reconnecting to Our Food, Families and the Earth

The Italian Garden Project: Reconnecting to Our Food, Families and the Earth

Saturday, May 3, 2 - 3 p.m.

Experience the beauty and charm of the traditional Italian-American backyard vegetable garden and its relevance for reconnecting to our food, our families and the earth.  Mary Menniti, founder of The Italian Garden Project, will share how these gardens serve as glimpses into the past that can lead to a brighter more sustainable future.  Adults are invited to attend.  Admission is free, and no reservations are required.  For more information contact Victor Henry at  831.646.2091 or email henry@monterey.org. 
Stories for Adults with Carol Birch

Stories for Adults with Carol Birch

Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m.

Join storyteller Carol Birch for "Steinbeck Out Loud!"- stories from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, celebrating the 75th anniversary of this landmark novel.  For ages 16-up.  Tickets now available at the Help Desk, $15 or 1 ticket free with a valid MPL or PGPL card.  For information call (831) 646-3949 or email mccombs@monterey.org.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library.
Achieving the Best Outcome from a Doctor Visit & Hospitalization

Achieving the Best Outcome from a Doctor Visit & Hospitalization

Monday, May 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Join Ruth Gingerich, MSN, CPNP and Gail Robbins, RN for an interactive discussion about patient advocacy.  The presenters will guide you through steps you can take to be proactive in you health care.  This lecture is part of The Next Chapter; Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series, sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. Adults are invited to attend.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Call (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org.

The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.

The Library's monthly book group will discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  In this story we meet Harold Fry, a recently retired gentleman who lives with his wife in a small English village.  One day he receives a letter from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty years.  She is dying and wants to say "goodbye."  Thus begins this marvelous story.  Read the book and join in the lively, congenial discussion.  For adults.  Admission free.  Newcomers always welcome.  For more information call 831.646.3949 or email mccombs@monterey.org.
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