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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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By Press Releases on 3/14/2012 8:54 AM
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 Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee present "An Introduction to Olive Oil Tasting" with expert Louie Gonzalez, on Thursday, March 29, 5:30 p.m. at Montrio Bistro.  Learn to evaluate olive oils by tasting three different oils through aroma and flavor to determine what you like. Find out what makes good olive oil, how to store it, and how to best use what many foodies call "liquid gold". Ask questions of an expert.Louis Gonzalez has been an olive oil taster for over 14 years. A former Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, he is currently writing a directory of the olive oil industry in California and the U.S. to assist and promote producers and consumers. Louie founded Rancho El Molino Gourmet Foods to bring high quality Hispanic foods to consumers in the marketplace. ...
By Press Releases on 3/2/2012 11:45 AM
March 2, 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 "Income Strategies for Your Retirement" seminar with Anthony Liu, on Tuesday, March 20, 4 - 5:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  Mr. Liu, Vice President and Regional Planning Consultant, Monterey Investor Center, Fidelity Investments, will discuss the importance of asset allocation in retirement, elements for building a retirement income strategy and considerations for portfolio withdrawal rates. This event is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life series, sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. For adults.  Admission free.  Reservations required.  Call 831.646.5632 or Email thongchu@ci.monterey.ca.us.  The Monterey Public Library...
By Press Releases on 3/1/2012 4:51 PM
March 1, 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 Mike Ventimiglia the author Monterey Fire Department for a slide illustrated lecture on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m., in the Library Community Room..  The book is a new addition to Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, celebrating in photo and story the 129 history of the Monterey Fire Department. The author will be on hand to sign copies of the book immediately following his talk, and copies will be available for purchase.  The lecture is free, but reservations are required.  Call 831.646.3949 or email mccombs@ci.monterey.ca.us.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. 

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By Press Releases on 2/29/2012 1:43 PM
February 29, 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 Stories for Adults featuring master storyteller Elizabeth Ellis on Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  The Texas teller will perform a humorous original tale, The Tax Man and Other Monsters.  Ages 16-up are invited to attend.  Tickets in advance at the Library Help Desk only.  No tickets at the door. $15 or 1 free with your valid Monterey or Pacific Grove Public Library card.  The Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.  For more information call 831.646.3949 or visit www.monterey.org/library.

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By Press Releases on 2/23/2012 1:32 PM
February 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 Monterey Public Library presents a facilitated discussion of the book, Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, with an introductory talk by Mas Hashimoto, on Monday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  Mr. Hashimoto, a member of the Board of the Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League and retired teacher of U.S. History, will speak about his personal experience with the Japanese internment during WWII where his family was detained in Poston, Arizona. Reference Librarian Victor Henry will lead the discussion. 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. All ages are welcome and admission is free. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street,...