Upcoming Events

Construction Party

Construction Party

Saturday, December 10, 10:30 a.m.

For ages 3 and up

We'll bring the blocks, gears, and marble runs, you bring your young engineers.

Prepare for Battle: Privateer Hippolyte Bouchard's Attack in Monterey Bay

Prepare for Battle: Privateer Hippolyte Bouchard's Attack in Monterey Bay

Saturday, December 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a lively lecture by Mike Sovereign, Chair of the Monterey Museums & Cultural Arts Commission, about Privateer Hippolyte Bouchard's attack in Monterey Bay.

Reconnective Healing with Allou Guthmiller, R.N., Author, Associate Instructor of The Reconnection

Reconnective Healing with Allou Guthmiller, R.N., Author, Associate Instructor of The Reconnection

Monday, December 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Learn about an integrative healing modality.

Holiday Greeting Card Making

Holiday Greeting Card Making

Tuesday, December 13, 3:30 p.m.

For ages 5 and up

Create your own greeting card to share with family, friends, or teachers.

Teen Holiday Party

Teen Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 14, 3 pm

An after school celebration for High School and Middle School students.

Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, December 15, 12:30 p.m.

Come learn about ebook basics! We'll cover what ebooks are and how to use free library ebooks from digital libraries.

December Teen Book Club

December Teen Book Club

Thursday, December 15, 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, December 16, 3:30 p.m.

For all ages

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

Technology 101: Computer Coach

Technology 101: Computer Coach

Saturday, December 17, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Bring your technology questions to this free-form Q&A session. Space is limited and signup is required.

Food for Fines

December 1 - 31

Once again, we will celebrate the holiday season by forgiving library fines in exchange for donations of non-perishable, unopened food. All food collected will be given to the Monterey County Food Bank, which is in great need of replenishing supplies at this time of the year. Through this win-win program, the Library benefits from the return of long overdue library materials. For more information call (831) 646-3933.

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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!

Northern California Digital Library

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Discover & Go

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