Events for Adults

Healing Harp with Vivian Sarubbi, RN, BSN, PHN

Healing Harp with Vivian Sarubbi, RN, BSN, PHN

Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Vivian Sarubbi will discuss the therapeutic benefits of harp music. You will learn about the ancient healing legacy of the harp, the science behind the effects of sound vibrations, and experience live therapeutic harp demonstrations yourself. Be prepared to rest into the sound vibrations of the healing harp as Vivian demonstrate some of the unique tones, melodies and resonance of therapeutic music.

Research shows that certain music can help to soothe anxiety, regulate blood pressure, oxygen levels and reduce stress. Music intervention in the ICU on patients on ventilator support resulted in a greater reduction in anxiety. And these patients received 38% fewer doses of sedative medications than those without music. Therapeutic harp music is played in hospitals around the world from the neonatal ICU to Hospice programs.

Vivian Sarubbi, RN, BSN, PHN, is a Certified Clinical Musician who uses live therapeutic harp music in the hospital, healthcare facilities, and homes to create a calm, relaxing environment in which people can feel a sense of safety and wholeness. Therapeutic harp music is based on the physics of sound and vibration and in the growing body of knowledge of neurophysiology. Neurophysiology explores how the body processes sounds and responds to the direct vibrations

Adults are invited to attend. The lecture takes place in the Community Room. Admission is free but reservations are required.  Adults ages 50-up are especially encouraged to attend. Sign up in advance at the Help Desk or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.


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.


The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Hotel Del Monte

The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Hotel Del Monte

Sunday, June 24, 2:00 p.m.

Railroad Historian Dave Hambleton will share how the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad connected San Francisco to Monterey and established Monterey as a seaside resort town.


This event is part of the quarterly History Lecture Series supported by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library.

Grand Gardens of Europe with Doug Stafford

Grand Gardens of Europe with Doug Stafford

Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.

Tour the Great Gardens of Europe without leaving Monterey! Join Doug Stafford for a slide tour and lecture about the many European gardens he has visited.

Mr. Stafford is an enthusiastic lecturer with a broad knowledge of garden history, and an extensive professional background in horticulture and landscape design. He has spoken to many garden and civic groups as well as to college classes in the Los Angeles and Monterey areas. Doug has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, actively seeking out and photographing historic gardens.

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, July 2, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Have you been meaning to try using them but aren't sure how to get started? Get stuck the last time you tried? Want tips and tricks to maximize your usage? Would some one-on-one assistance help get you started? Our Library Technology Volunteer Steven will help! Bring your device and/or laptop and we'll walk through the steps. Reserve a spot by calling the library help desk at (831) 646-3933 or emailing refdesk@monterey.org.  Monday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10. Future appointments include July 23rd.

Fiber Arts Demonstration with the Carmel Crafts Guild

Fiber Arts Demonstration with the Carmel Crafts Guild

Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 p.m.

Drop in for an evening with the Carmel Crafts Guild. Local fiber artists will be at work in the Library's Community Room, spinning, weaving, knitting, and more. Observe crafters in action and ask questions about these fascinating arts. Appropriate for all ages.

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