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The Library and Bookmobile will be closed on
Wednesday, December 24,
Thursday, December 25,
and Friday, December 26
for the Christmas Holiday

The Library and Bookmobile will close at 6:00 on
Wednesday, December 31
and be closed on
Thursday, January 1
for New Years

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Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, December 22, 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? Want tips and tricks to maximize your usage?   Read More...
Brews for Books

Brews for Books

Tuesday, December 30 - NEW December Date Due to New Year's Eve Falling on Wednesday

Enjoy a house draft from the Alvarado Brewery and Grill and $1 will be donated to the Library!  

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Healing Touch:  What is it?  How it works. Who it helps?

Healing Touch: What is it? How it works. Who it helps?

Wednesday, January 21, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learn how Healing Touch might help alleviate your own symptoms and enhance your well-being.

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"Meeting 'Round the Table: Chinese Americans in Monterey" - Documentary Film

"Meeting 'Round the Table: Chinese Americans in Monterey" - Documentary Film

Saturday, January 24, 2 p.m.

Showing of a documentary film about Chinese-Americans in Monterey in the 20th century.  Free.  Reservations required.  

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Tea with Marie

Tea with Marie

Sunday, January 25, 2 - 4 p.m.

Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett will read from her newest book, followed by a tea.  A Friends of MPL fundraiser.

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Teen Gaming Club/ Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Your Teen Council has decided that Teen Gaming Club needs to be special this holiday season.  Games, fun, and food all in the spirit of the holidays....

December Teen Book Club

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
This month we're reading The Young Elites by Marie Lu.  Middle School and High School aged students are welcome....

December Teen Craft Club

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
It's back!  Bored after school?  Come make something! (Ages 11-18)...

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A Farewell Party as we watch the last show of Season One of the current anime, and get ready for Season One of a new anime. (Middle School and High School aged students welcome.)...

December Teen Chef

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Make your own snack using your own recipe.  (Ages 11-18)...
Food for Fines
December 1 to 31
All food donations will be given to local food banks which are in great need of replenishment at this time of the year. Bring your food donations to the public libraries in Monterey or Pacific Grove, or to the Monterey Public Library Bookmobile. Contact Inga Waite at (831) 646-5602 or Linda Pagnella at (831) 648-5760 for more information.
Support Your Library
Technology and Ebook Assistance
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Need technology or ebook help? Great news! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30pm we'll have a Technology Volunteer on hand near the Library Help Desk available specifically for questions like "how do I print to the library printer from my personal laptop?", "can you give me a jump start on using ebooks?", "how can I add formatting to my Word document?", and more! Come on by, no appointment needed. Questions? Contact Kim Smith: ksmith@monterey.org or 646-2093