Events for Adults

Genomics and Genetic Testing 101:  A Primer with Joanne L. Perron MD MPH and Stephanie Taylor MD PhD

Genomics and Genetic Testing 101: A Primer with Joanne L. Perron MD MPH and Stephanie Taylor MD PhD

Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.

Are you interested in learning about genomics and genetic testing? Two prominent local medical physician educators, Joanne Perron, MD and Stephanie Taylor, MD have joined together to increase our understanding of these topics and their application to health and wellness. Come join us for a most interesting dialogue and the unique opportunity to ask questions about this emerging medical field.

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 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.

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.

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

Monthly orientations held third Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m.  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.

The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

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

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

Pulitzer prize winning author spins a classic historical novel, set in New York during WWII.

Newcomers always welcome.  For adults.  Free.

 

 

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy: Can It Help With Your Pain? with Gordon R. Gensel, DC, CNC

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy: Can It Help With Your Pain? with Gordon R. Gensel, DC, CNC

Monday, September 17, 6:00 p.m.

This presentation is for all who would like another option for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, joint sprains, muscle strains, neck pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, chronic injuries, rotator cuff issues, etc. Dr. Gordon Gensel will explain how the laser works to help deliver pain relief and healing effects to a variety of conditions and answer any questions you may have about the laser and if it can benefit you.

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. Call (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.

Gordon R. Gensel, DC, CNC: Dr. Gensel is a practicing chiropractor and nutritionist in Monterey and has been in practice on the Monterey Peninsula since 1994. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Medical Assisting program at Monterey Peninsula College. Dr. Gensel graduated in 1988 from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Zoology/Physiology and in 1991 graduated as class Valedictorian from the Southern California University of Health Sciences as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Visit Dr. Gensel’s website at http://genselwellnesscenter.com/ to learn more.
Searching for Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

Searching for Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

Thursday, October 18, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Interested in searching for your ancestors? Curious about how to begin the search? Join Kathy Nielsen as she introduces you to the amazing world of genealogy. Learn about research strategies, online resources, and brick and mortar repositories. Organize your research findings using online sites and genealogical software. Explore what DNA testing can offer and consider how to share your research with your family and others.

Thursdays, October 18th, 25th, November 1st, and 8th. 1-2:30pm

Kathy Nielsen, MA, MLS is a reference librarian in the California History Room at the Monterey Public Library. Kathy has been an educator and a librarian for over four decades. She is currently a popular genealogy speaker on the Monterey Peninsula., She incorporates her skills as an historian, a storyteller, and a librarian in her search for her family's history.

Offered in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSUMB.

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Important note: Library events may not be video taped, audio recorded, or photographed without written permission from the Library Director. Library events may be photographed or videotaped by Library or City staff for non-commercial promotional use. If you have questions or concerns about this or any other recording, please contact Inga Waite at (831) 646-5602.