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Cracking the Aging Code Author Talk and Book Signing by Josh Mitteldorf, Ph.D.

Cracking the Aging Code Author Talk and Book Signing by Josh Mitteldorf, Ph.D.

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Join Mitteldorf to learn about a dynamic new understanding of aging that is provocative, entertaining, and pioneering, and will challenge the way we understand aging, death, and just what makes us human.

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Teen Writers Club

Teen Writers Club

Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m.

"Write to Win a Chance for Publication." High School and Middle School students who dream of being published, this is your chance!

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Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson Workshop

Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson Workshop

Sunday, July 31, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the workshop benefit the Monterey Public Library Endowment Fund.  Learn tips on how to get your work published.

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Storyteller's Studio

Storyteller's Studio

Monday, August 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Are you a storyteller actively practicing the oral tradition?  If so, here's a practice lab for you.   Read More...
BOOMERS! Are you ready for Medicare and Social Security?

BOOMERS! Are you ready for Medicare and Social Security?

Tuesday, August 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Want to learn more about Medicare and Social Security? Bob Petty, PhD, Medicare and Social Security Advisor, will show you ways to start a personal timeline now. 

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The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.

Read Nora Webster by Colm Toibin and come join the discussion.   Read More...
Dr. Susan Shillinglaw to Discuss Big Read Title

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw to Discuss Big Read Title

Saturday, September 17, 1 p.m.

The Big Read selection is Sun, Stone, and Shadows; 20 Great Mexican Short Stories  by Jorge F. Hernandez.  Multiple copies of the book will be available very soon.  Read the book and join the community of readers.   Read More...
Slide-Illustrated Lecture with Dennis Copeland.  "When We Were Mexico; A Frontier Province and Its Capital - Monterey"

Slide-Illustrated Lecture with Dennis Copeland. "When We Were Mexico; A Frontier Province and Its Capital - Monterey"

Saturday, September 24, 1 p.m.

Local Historian to speak on Mexican era in Alta California.  Part of the Big Read program.   Read More...
Literary Circle Discussion of "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

Literary Circle Discussion of "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.

Read the book and come join the discussion.   Read More...
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In the Blogs

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016
And the characters have too many nicknames

Paul McCartney: the Life by Philip Norman

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016
A fascinating life - here, there, and everywhere.

"Write to Win a Chance for Publication" Guidelines

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Here are the rules for the competition. High school and middle school students are welcome to compete for this opportunity. 

Teen Summer Reading 2016 Blog Contest!

Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2016

It's finally up! This is the link for the blog contest! If you are a Monterey County teen who uses Monterey Public Library and want to participate in Summer Reading from the comfort of your own home, click here! (Middle and High School students welcome!)

A New Winnie-the-Pooh Story

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016

Unbearably cute!

Need Technology and Ebook Help?

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Our Technology Volunteer is here to answer questions like "Can you give me a jump start on using ebooks?", "How can I add formatting to my Word document?", "How do I print to the library printer from my personal laptop?"  No appointment needed.

Historical Monterey Newspapers on Microfilm
Now Available Digitally

The Library’s holdings of Monterey newspapers on microfilm from 1846 – 1930 have been digitized and are accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection.  Searching is faster, can be done by date, name, and event, and there is an adjustable tool for optimizing image quality for both text and photos.

You can access the digitized newspapers by clicking here.

Need assistance? Click here for quick tips.

Discover & Go

Available now! Print museum passes and discounts on the Web with your Library card. Learn more or try it out!