Upcoming Events

Teen Chef

Teen Chef

Thursday, September 1, 3:15 p.m.

Hungry after school? Come make a snack. The recipe of the month is always something new and interesting. It all depends on how well you follow directions ;). Will you make a delicacy or a disaster? (High School and Middle School aged students are welcome).

LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Saturday, September 3, 2-3:30 p.m.

For all ages

Love LEGOS? Come for a fun afternoon of free-building!

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Tuesday, September 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Get fired up about math! Join us for a hands-on math club that provides fun activities for kids. Math will never be the same. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.

For all ages

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for the whole family!

September Teen Council

September Teen Council

Thursday, September 8, 3:15 p.m.

Want some leadership experience and community service hours? Join Teen Council. (High School and Middle School students welcome.)

Book Launch Party with E. Ardell, author of THE FOURTH PIECE Book I in the Order's Last Play series

Book Launch Party with E. Ardell, author of THE FOURTH PIECE Book I in the Order's Last Play series

Saturday, September 10, 2 - 4 p.m.

Meet the author at this fun, interactive event with music, refreshments, make-up table, author reading, prizes and more.

Herbs 101

Herbs 101

Monday, September 12, 6 p.m.

Join Master Gardener Susan Brown for a free workshop to learn about the many attributes of common garden herbs and how to make these versatile plants thrive in your garden.

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

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

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

Teen Writers Club

Teen Writers Club

Thursday, September 15, 3:30 p.m.

High School and Middle School-aged writers are welcome to come, write, socialize and share!

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SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, 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. Tickets go on sale in September. Contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org for information or sponsorship opportunities. Bee there!

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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 – 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!