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By Press Releases on 4/26/2012 1:26 PM
April 26, 2012
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Monterey Public Library will host a gathering of readers, scholars and first-hand witnesses for a discussion of the Japanese American experience during World War II and the questions is raises about democracy in America today, on Saturday, May 19, at 3 p.m.

Admission is free and no reservations are required.  This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League.  California Reads programs are made possible with support from Cal Humanities in partnership with California Center for the Book. 

For more information contact Karen Brown at 831.646.3744.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.
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By Press Releases on 4/10/2012 2:16 PM
April 10, 2012
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library will hold their Giant Mid-Year Book Sale on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m - 5 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  Hundreds of gently used books will be available at bargain prices.  There will be a Friends Only Preview Sale on Friday, May 11, 3-5 p.m. Non-members can join at the door.  The Friends now accept credit cards. 

The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. For more information call 831.646.5602 or visit www.monterey.org/library.

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By Press Releases on 4/5/2012 2:06 PM
April 5, 2012 Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California 831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us www.monterey.org/library FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Library Endowment Committee present Quarterly Market Update a lecture by Anthony Liu, on Tuesday, April 24, 3 - 4:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room. Participants will learn the driving forces behind recent developments influencing the financial markets and the U.S. economy; the factors affecting the performance of domestic and international equity markets and what drives changes in bond-market rates and valuations.  Mr. Liu is the Vice President and Regional Planning Consultant for Fidelity Investments covering the Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay areas.  Adults are invited to attend and admission is free.  Reservations are required.  Call 831.646.5632 or email thongchu@ci.monterey.ca.us. The Monterey...
By Press Releases on 4/5/2012 1:25 PM
April 5, 2012
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Monterey Pubic Library is now accepting submissions for the Second Annual Teen Art Show, open to all young artists ages 20-under. Apply between April 15 and  May 15, and submit your work for a possible spot on the Linda McCabe Memorial Teen Art Wall in the Library's TeenZone. The show will open on June 1 and run through October 1. 

Works for consideration should relate to the Teen Summer Reading theme Dream Big.  Example themes, recommended sizes, and complete rules are included in the application form at www.monterey.org/library/Teens.aspx

For more information contact Ben Gomberg at 831.646.3933 or email gomberg@ci.monterey.ca.us. 

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By Press Releases on 4/4/2012 1:50 PM
April 4, 2012 Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California 831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us www.monterey.org/library FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee present " Environmental Chemicals and Your Health" a lecture by Joanne Perron, MD., on Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  Dr. Perron will discuss how exposure occurs through the food system, health problems associated with environmental chemicals and ways to reduce exposure to them.  With over 20 year’s clinical experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Perron currently specializes in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.   Adults are invited to attend and admission is free.  Reservations are required.  Call 831.646.5632 or visit www.monterey.org/library.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. - 30 -...
By Press Releases on 3/23/2012 1:05 PM
March 24, 2012 Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California 831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us www.monterey.org/library FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Monterey Public Library will present a "California Reads" book discussion of the memoir Farewell to Manzanar with author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, on Monday,  April 16, 4 - 5:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  The author was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar with 10,000 other Japanese Americans.  Join a discussion of this groundbreaking memoir with the author.  California Reads programs are made possible with support from Cal Humanities in partnership with California Center for the Book.  Read the book and join the discussion.  Ages 10 - adult are invited to attend and admission is free.  For more information call 831.646.3933 or visit www.monterey.org/library.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. - 30...
By Press Releases on 3/23/2012 12:16 PM
March 23, 2012
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee present Quilts 2012: Not Your Grandma's Blankets with Claudia Sammis of the Monterey Peninsula Quilter's Guild, on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  Learn about the multi-faceted significance of these useful artifacts in today's world. 

The lecture is free but reservations are required.  Adults ages 50-up are encouraged to attend. Sign up in advance at the Help Desk or call 831.646.5632.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. 

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By Press Releases on 3/20/2012 2:12 PM
March 20, 2012
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Monterey Public Library will be closed all day on Friday, March 30, for a Staff Workshop.  The Library will reopen on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m.  You may renew items, place holds, search the catalog, access your account and receive other services 24/7 using the Library's Web site www.monterey.org/library.   The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.  For more information call 831.646.3949 .

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By Press Releases on 3/17/2012 4:15 PM
March 17, 2012
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Monterey Public Library presents a Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione on Saturday, April 14, 2 - 3:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  The workshop includes writing exercises, inspiration, encouragement and feedback.  For adults and teens ages 14-up.  Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.  Call 831.646.3949 or email mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us.  This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. 

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By Press Releases on 3/14/2012 12:58 PM
March 14, 2012
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949 / mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Monterey Public Library is now recruiting Volunteer Greeters who will welcome people to the Library, provide directional information and assist with basic tasks.  Two-hour orientation sessions will be offered on Thursday, April 5, 10 - 12 a.m. and again on Monday, April 9, 3 - 5 p.m.  Interested applicants should first contact Karen Brown at 831.646-3744 for an interview.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.  For more information visit www.monterey.org/library. 

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