Upcoming Events

Read with Officer Collier

Read with Officer Collier

Friday, January 27, 3:30 p.m.

For all ages

 Join Officer Collier for a visit and reading time.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 28, 2:00 p.m.

For all ages

Celebrate Chinese culture and the Year of the Rooster.

January Teen Book Club

January Teen Book Club

Thursday, January 26, 3:15 p.m.

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

The Literary Circle Discusses "My Name is Lucy Barton"

The Literary Circle Discusses "My Name is Lucy Barton"

Monday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.

Read the novel by Elizabeth Strout and join the discussion

Bookmobile Special Event - Montecito Park - Chinese New Year Celebration

Bookmobile Special Event - Montecito Park - Chinese New Year Celebration

Wednesday, February 1, 4:45 p.m.

Join us on the bookmobile as we celebrate The Year of the Rooster with The Monterey Bay Lion Dancers. 

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 3 and up

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

Hidden Web: Language Learning

Hidden Web: Language Learning

Saturday, February 4, 10:30am

Learn a language for free with Mango and Rosetta Stone online courses. Sign up by calling (831) 646-3933.

Construction Club

Construction Club

Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m.

For ages 3 and up

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

STEM Storytime

STEM Storytime

Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.m.

For ages 3 to 5

Your preschooler is a scientist! Help them explore their world through books and hands-on activities. 

Health Benefits of Olive Oil and Dark Chocolate: Lecture and Tasting

Health Benefits of Olive Oil and Dark Chocolate: Lecture and Tasting

Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for the 4th annual program back by popular demand.

 

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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.

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

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