Upcoming Events

The Literary Circle Discusses "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Literary Circle Discusses "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.

Read the book and come prepared to join the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by staff.  For adults. 

Beginner Ukulele Class

Beginner Ukulele Class

Tuesday, February 28, 6:00pm

Learn new songs, basic chords, and techniques.  Registration is required. Call (831)646-3933 to sign up for this session and the companion class on March 28.

Bringing Mother Goose and Aesop to California

Bringing Mother Goose and Aesop to California

Saturday, March 4, 10:30am

 Join us for a colorful slide show presentation by author/illustrator Doug Hansen. Best for ages 8 and up.

Hidden Web: Digital Reel

Hidden Web: Digital Reel

Saturday, March 4, 10:30am

Access our historic local newspaper collection online, for free, from anywhere! Sign up by calling (831) 646-3933.

Adult Craft Club

Adult Craft Club

Sunday, March 5, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cloches and Cases! Re-purpose plastic bottles into cool zipper cases and inexpensive domes for seasonal displays.

WILD BIRD:  The True Jazz Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris, a Talk by Local Author John A. Greenwald

WILD BIRD: The True Jazz Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris, a Talk by Local Author John A. Greenwald

Thursday, March 9, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee invite you to a talk by local author John A. Greenwald and a reception prior to the program at Wave Street Studios.
MoLiNaNoReCo (Monterey Library NaNo Recovery Course)

MoLiNaNoReCo (Monterey Library NaNo Recovery Course)

Starts February 1st

Fail that last NaNo attempt and want a do-over? We hear you and Monterey Public Library challenges you to write 50 K words in the month of February. Competition begins February 1st!

STEM Storytime

STEM Storytime

Saturday, March 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. 

Tai Chi Chuan for Health & Fitness with Dr. Stephanie Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., and Master Trainer Emeritus Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi Chuan for Health & Fitness with Dr. Stephanie Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., and Master Trainer Emeritus Tai Chi for Health

Monday, March 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Stephanie Taylor will review classical Tai Chi forms, as well the newer short forms for health.
Stories for Adults featuring Patrick Ball

Stories for Adults featuring Patrick Ball

Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of Celtic harp and story.  For adults, and ages 16-up.  Tickets in advance only at the Help Desk. $15 or 1 free w/valid library card.  Tickets now on sale!

Technology 101: Word Tips and Tricks

Technology 101: Word Tips and Tricks

Saturday, March 18, 10:30am

Learn tips and shortcuts to get the most out of Microsoft Word. Sign up by calling (831) 646-3933.

Boredom Busters-Paper Weaving

Boredom Busters-Paper Weaving

Tuesday, March 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

For ages 5 and up

School's out! Join us for boredom busting fun. Build fine motor skills and have fun while making colorful paper place mats.

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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
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The Library has digitized Monterey newspapers from 1846 – 1954. They are accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection.

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