October Teen Book Club

October Teen Book Club

Thursday, October 27, 3:15 p.m.

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

Read with Officer Collier

Read with Officer Collier

Friday, October 28, 3:30 p.m.

For all ages

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

The Literary Circle Discusses "Fates and Furies"

The Literary Circle Discusses "Fates and Furies"

Monday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.

Read Lauren Groff's novel "Fates and Furies" and join the discussion.
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.

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 3 and up

Join your friends at the library for a family-fun evening storytime.

LEGO® Club

LEGO® Club

Saturday, November 5, 2-3:30 p.m.

For all ages

Come for a fun afternoon of free-building!

3rd Annual "Books in Bloom" Author Luncheon featuring Frances Schultz, author of THE BEE COTTAGE STORY

3rd Annual "Books in Bloom" Author Luncheon featuring Frances Schultz, author of THE BEE COTTAGE STORY

Sunday, November 6, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us for an entertaining and witty guest author while supporting your public library.

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, November 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

Block Party

Block Party

Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 p.m.

For ages 3 and up

Drop in to play with our blocks and see what your family creates.


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 www.mplfriends.com, by phone, or in person at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey.  Contact Sirie Thongchua for more information (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.  RSVP by October 28. Bee there!

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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
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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.

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