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.
Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, September 26, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Would some one-on-one assistance help get you started?

Banned Books Week Button Making

Banned Books Week Button Making

Wednesday, September 28, 2-3:30 p.m.

Ages 5 and up

Celebrate the freedom to read! Design, make, and wear your own book-based button. 

September Teen Book Club

September Teen Book Club

Thursday, September 29, 3:15 p.m.

Love reading and getting free books? If you're in Middle or High School, join Teen Book Club!

Monday Maker Madness

Monday Maker Madness

Mondays, 3:15 p.m.

High school and middle school aged students welcome

Whether you are a crafting wizard or you just like to make stuff with your hands, drop in on Monday afternoons to build, tinker, and create with us.

Read with Officer Collier

Read with Officer Collier

Friday, September 30, 3:30 p.m.

For all ages

Bring your safety questions, and join Officer Collier for a visit and reading time.

LEGO® Club

LEGO® Club

Saturday, October 1, 2-3:30 p.m.

For all ages

Come for a fun afternoon of free-building!

Jane Smiley Discussing "The Most Important Question"

Jane Smiley Discussing "The Most Important Question"

Sunday, October 2, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Join the Friends of the Monterey Public Library when they host a talk by Pulitzer Prize winning author in the MIIS Irving Auditorium.

Storytellers Studio

Storytellers Studio

Monday, October 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

A practice lab for working storytellers. 


Frances Schultz seated 

TICKETS ON SALE for Sunday, November 6, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library present a benefit for the Monterey Public Library, the 3rd annual "Books in Bloom" Author Luncheon featuring Frances Schultz, author of The Bee Cottage Story: How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Cannery Row, Monterey. Cost is $95 per person or $160 for two.  A book signing will follow the luncheon.  Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone, or in person at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey.  Contact Sirie Thongchua for more information (831) 646-5632 or  RSVP by October 28. Bee there!

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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 – 1954 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.

Visit the Historical Newspapers page...

Free ebooks to enjoy at home or on your portable device!

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