Events for Adults

The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.

The National Steinbeck Center has received an NEA Big Read grant to host various community reads on Tobias Wolff’s memoir This Boy’s Life. From early September to mid-October, there will be a variety of events throughout Monterey County to discuss and explore themes covered in the book. In partnership with the National Steinbeck Center, this month's Literary Circle will be reading This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff. 

Tobias Wolff’s memoir, This Boy’s Life, is a story about a mother and son trying to survive in 1950s America. Separated from his father and brother and without good male role models, Wolff struggles with his identity and self-respect when his mother moves the two of them across the country. They eventually settle in northern Washington where Wolff finds himself in a battle of wills with a hostile stepfather. Wolff’s various schemes—running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars—lead to an act of self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

Read and come prepared to participate in lively, congenial discussion facilitated by library staff. 

Newcomers always welcome.  For adults.  Free.

 

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.

Join us to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Library. Volunteers must be ages 11 and up (middle school and above). No sign ups necessary.

Monthly orientations held third Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. unless otherwise noted.  All interested volunteers must attend an orientation before they begin volunteering.

Orientation will cover expectations, opportunities and safety concerns. Applications will be given at the orientation.

 

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Nolan for more information about volunteering.  nolan@monterey.org  or 831-646-3949.

NEA Big Read Film Screening

NEA Big Read Film Screening

Saturday, September 29, 1:00 p.m.

The National Steinbeck Center has received an NEA Big Read grant to host various community reads and events on Tobias Wolff’s memoir This Boy’s Life. From early September to mid-October, there will be a variety of events throughout Monterey County to discuss and explore themes covered in the book. In partnership with the National Steinbeck Center, the library will host a film screening to follow up this month's Literary Circle which is held on Monday, September 24th at 6:30p.m.

Tobias Wolff’s memoir, This Boy’s Life, is a story about a mother and son trying to survive in 1950s America. Separated from his father and brother and without good male role models, Wolff struggles with his identity and self-respect when his mother moves the two of them across the country. They eventually settle in northern Washington where Wolff finds himself in a battle of wills with a hostile stepfather. Wolff’s various schemes—running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars—lead to an act of self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

This film screening is free and the movie is rated R.

Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Saturday, October 6, 2:00 p.m.

Develop your poetry writing skills with the highly respected local poet and teacher Patrice Vecchione. The workshop will include writing exercises and an opportunity for inspiration and feedback in a group setting.  For ages 16 and up. Visit our events calendar to register. 

Advanced Trust Planning with Kyle A. Krasa, Esq., Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Advanced Trust Planning with Kyle A. Krasa, Esq., Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.

Estate Planning Attorney Kyle A. Krasa will present an overview of some more advanced trust planning techniques such as the use of a Trust Protector and Trust Decanting to keep the trust flexible; the use of asset and divorce protection trusts for beneficiaries; and other more advanced features. Learn how to plan for the future from a local expert in October during National Estate Planning Awareness Month.

Two Future Financial Awareness Workshops in October 2018:

How to Build and Maintain an All Weather Investment Portfolio with Allison M. Barrientos, CPA, CFP®, Partner, Integris Wealth Management, LLC, Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Monterey Public Library Community Room.

2018 Tax Law Changes and Last-Minute Tax Saving Tips with Travis H. Long, CPA, Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Monterey Public Library Community Room.

This event is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. Adults are invited to attend. Admission is free, and reservations are required. Sign up at the Help Desk, or call (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org.


Kyle A. Krasa is an Estate Planning Attorney in Pacific Grove, CA. https://krasalaw.com/.
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