Events for Adults

A “Teaceful” Warrior: Tea Tasting Social with Kaleo Indigo

A “Teaceful” Warrior: Tea Tasting Social with Kaleo Indigo

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.

Learn about the health benefits of teas from Kaleo Indigo, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, and Living Health Guidance Mentor. Sample three green teas and a savory herbal infusion. Kaleo Indigo brings 20 years of experience working with people on achieving wellness to the body, mind and spirit.

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. Signup at the Help Desk, or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.

Kaleo Indigo works with people individually and groups through movement that increases energy flow through the body using KI Flow, Qigong, TaiJi, and Yoga. Through various forms of body therapy such as CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Qigong Therapy, Structural Integration and other forms of bodywork, Kaleo has helped many people to overcome pain and discomfort. Visit his website to learn more. http://www.indigoholistics.net/about.html

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, November 20, 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. in the Learning Lab unless otherwise noted.  

We'll go over 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, November 26, 6:30 p.m.

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. 

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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

Newcomers always welcome.  For adults.  Free.

Giant Book Sale

Giant Book Sale

Saturday, December 1, 10am - 5pm

Giant Book Sale – Saturday, December 1

Bargain prices on gently used books, DVDs, CDs for all ages!

Saturday, December 1 • 10 AM – 5 PM
Monterey Public Library Community Room

Friends Only Sale
Friday, November 30 • 3 PM – 5 PM
Not a member? To get first dibs, join here or at the door.

Adult Writers Club

Adult Writers Club

Every other Saturday, 1-2:15 p.m.

Calling all writers in the area who want a place to meet and talk about writing, the process, your projects, your trials and tribulations, and maybe even share some material. We will share about publishing, editing, outlining, and other topics interesting and important to authors. Check out our Summer and Fall 2018 Schedule!

(This is in an Adult Program is for ages 18 and up)

June 2018

Date:

Meeting Agenda:

June 9, 2018

Looking Over the Agenda

We have decided to meet over the Summer months and continue on into the Fall, so let’s take a look at what we have planned. After we’re done, we’ll have an open discussion about our current projects and what step we are each at on our writing journeys. We can even break into smaller groups for networking. It’s up to you! 

 

June 23, 2018

Workshop Day

If you would like to submit a piece (5-6 pages worth of material or less) please e-mail it to: harris@monterey.org at least 24 hours before the meeting so that copies can be made for group members to read and discuss. Only 2 submissions can be taken for each Workshop Day, please contact me as soon as you know you would like to submit. If you have already submitted before, your next submission will be placed on a waiting list, so other members may have a chance to bring something. If there are no submissions from a writer we have not workshopped before, your work will be printed.

 

July 2018

Date:

Meeting Agenda:

July 7, 2018

The “Best” Books on Writing

The word “best” is highly subjective, but it looks good in a title! This is an author “potluck”. Bring your favorite book about writing to recommend to your peers and talk about what it taught you. Who knows, you may leave with a new book to study!

July 14, 2018

Workshop

If you would like to submit a piece (5-6 pages worth of material or less) please e-mail it to: harris@monterey.org at least 24 hours before the meeting so that copies can be made for group members to read and discuss. Only 3 submissions can be taken for each Workshop Day, please contact me as soon as you know you would like to submit. If you have already submitted before, your next submission will be placed on a waiting list, so other members may have a chance to bring something. If there are no submissions from a writer we have not workshopped before, your work will be printed.

 

 

August 2018

Date:

Meeting Agenda:

August 11, 2018

What is POV?

Point of View (or POV) is a hot topic for many writers when it comes time to know who (which character or characters) are telling your story. We’ll start with the basics of what it is and work our way into the different types, examples of usage, and what is the current, popular POV trend for various markets.

August 25, 2018

 CANCELLED, we will continue on with our planned line-up in September.

 

September 2018

Date:

Meeting Agenda:

September 6, 2018

Effective Uses of Voice

Are you struggling to find the voice of your prose? What do people mean when they talk about “voice”? These questions and more will be discussed.

September 22, 2018

Workshop

If you would like to submit a piece (5-6 pages worth of material or less) please e-mail it to: harris@monterey.org at least 24 hours before the meeting so that copies can be made for group members to read and discuss. Only 2 submissions can be taken for each Workshop Day, please contact me as soon as you know you would like to submit. If you have already submitted before, your next submission will be placed on a waiting list, so other members may have a chance to bring something. If there are no submissions from a writer we have not workshopped before, your work will be printed.

 

October 2018

Date:

Meeting Agenda:

October 6, 2018

Workshop

If you would like to submit a piece (5-6 pages worth of material or less) please e-mail it to: harris@monterey.org at least 24 hours before the meeting so that copies can be made for group members to read and discuss. Only 2 submissions can be taken for each Workshop Day, please contact me as soon as you know you would like to submit. If you have already submitted before, your next submission will be placed on a waiting list, so other members may have a chance to bring something. If there are no submissions from a writer we have not workshopped before, your work will be printed.

 

October 20, 2018

Attend Indie Author Day at the Library!

 

 

November 2018

Date:

Meeting Agenda:

November 3, 2018

The Writing Journey

Meet several published authors (from various genres), traditional and self-published, and hear about their complete routes to publication, including the painful drafting process, rejections, taking and making edits, cover art selection, formatting, and book launch day.

November 17, 2018

Workshop

If you would like to submit a piece (5-6 pages worth of material or less) please e-mail it to: harris@monterey.org at least 24 hours before the meeting so that copies can be made for group members to read and discuss. Only 2 submissions can be taken for each Workshop Day, please contact me as soon as you know you would like to submit. If you have already submitted before, your next submission will be placed on a waiting list, so other members may have a chance to bring something. If there are no submissions from a writer we have not workshopped before, your work will be printed.

 

December 2018

Date:

Meeting Agenda:

December 1, 2018

Who’s Your Audience?

In other words, who are you writing to? Who do you want to read/buy your book? These are questions you should know the answers to while you’re writing your novel and definitely when you’re trying to sell it to readers, agents, publishers, editors, etc. If you’re not sure, or you know but aren’t sure if your book will interest that market, come in and talk with us.

December 15, 2018

Workshop

If you would like to submit a piece (5-6 pages worth of material or less) please e-mail it to: harris@monterey.org at least 24 hours before the meeting so that copies can be made for group members to read and discuss. Only 2 submissions can be taken for each Workshop Day, please contact me as soon as you know you would like to submit. If you have already submitted before, your next submission will be placed on a waiting list, so other members may have a chance to bring something. If there are no submissions from a writer we have not workshopped before, your work will be printed.

 

 


Please check the Library's calendar for any changes in meeting times: http://www.monterey.org/library/Events

Questions? Please contact Eboni at (831)-646-2094 or e-mail at: harris@monterey.org

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