Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Events Calendar

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Upcoming Programs

Starting April 10, our Park Branch Library on Mission and Sixth will be temporarily closed for new paint and carpet. You can see more information here.

WinemakingCommunity Night with the Library
Winemaker & Botanist Marta Kraftzeck
The History of Winemaking in Monterey County
Wednesday, March 29, 7 PM

Wine grapes were first introduced in Monterey County well over 200 years ago by the Franciscan Friars. They discovered early that the cool evenings and afternoon heat was the ideal climate for developing the intense fruit flavor winemakers covet. Join Marta Kraftzeck for a talk about winemaking in our county, the prohibition, and the winemaking we know of today.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


Computer helpFirst and Third Saturday eBook and Computer help
Next session: Saturday, April 1,  between 1 & 3 PM

 Need a little help?  Come in for one-on-one help. Check out all the digital books, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines your library has for you to use. Bring your own laptop, phone or tablet, or eReader.
Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 pm for assistance. 
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323


book cover- Griffin Blade and the Bronze FingerTeen Book Club
April 18, 3:30 to 4:30 PM

Share your thoughts and views, enjoy camaraderie, meet friends. We'll have occasional guest author speakers. This month's book: Griffin Blade and the Bronze Finger by Luke Herzog.

Teen Lounge, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323


Foodie Edition

The Foodie Edition
Wednesday, May 17

6 pm • Reception for Sponsors, Benefactors and VIP Guests*
7 pm • Wine Tasting & Book Sale   |   8 pm •  Program, followed by book signing

A benefit for the Carmel Public Library Foundation featuring celebrity chefs and international bestselling food writers Nancy Silverton, Ruth Reichl and Evan Kleiman.
If you have an appetite for great food you won’t want to miss this scrumptiously delicious Foodie Event, starting with a variety of Monterey County wines on the Sunset Center patio and personally autographed cookbooks, followed by an evening of culinary delight on the Sunset Center stage.

Order your tickets now!
Sunset Center Auditorium, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

What's New for Kids?

Steam Saturday with Miss Myah
Saturday March 25, from 1:30-2:30 PM

catapultMiss Myah, the science teacher at River School, will be here leading a  cool experiment. You will be making catapults with craft sticks, rubber bands, and marshmallows! For ages kindergarten through 5th grade, and all materials are supplied by the library.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


After School is Cool Craft Time
Tuesday April 4, from 3:30-4:30

Park Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Join Miss Pat for a fun after school craft. You will be decorating sand filled flying insects with acrylic paints. This program is for ages 5 through 9 years old, and all materials are supplied by the library.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Baby and Toddler Storytime
Every Wednesday, 10 AM

Miss GracePark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Hear stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and have fun. Afterward, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace. Weekly, through April 5.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


New Resources for Kids


ABCmouse - With more than 3,500 learning activities and 450 lessons, is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online! For young learners starting at age 2.


ScienceFlix - combines curriculum-driven, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.  Use this link for home access.

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