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eBook and other Digital Resources Help
Sat, Mar 7, 1-3 pm

Get help downloading eBooks and audiobooks to your tablet or smartphone.  We now also have digital magazines, movies, TV shows and audiobooks you can download or stream to your devices.

Be prepared with your:

  • device
  • library card number and PIN
  • Amazon account login and password if using a Kindle or Kindle app
  • Apple ID and password if using an iPad, iPod or iPhone


The Friends of the Harrison Memorial LibraryStep into Nature book cover
Sunday Afternoon Literary Tea and Program:
Patrice Vecchione, author of Step Into Nature
Sunday, Mar 8, 2 pm

Garden Room, Church of the Wayfarer, Lincoln & 7th, Carmel

Local poet, artist, teacher, and author Patrice Vecchione received unexpected inspiration when, unable to ride her beloved bicycle, she took to walking, not along our stunning coast but on the tree-lined trails of Jacks Peak Park. Inspiration came from wind whispering to the trees, hidden animals scurrying through the brush, flicker feathers found on the path that deepened her imagination and restored her spirit, and then it led to the writing of her new book Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life, from Beyond Words/Atria, Simon & Schuster. Join us for a lively discussion with Patrice who’ll talk about the writing of her book, everyday inspiration, and the gifts that come from walking among trees.

Not a Friend yet?  Take the opportunity to join!

Free. Questions? Call (831) 624-1615.


Teddy RooseveltCommunity Night with the Library
Richard Kezirian: Teddy Roosevelt
Tuesday, Mar 10, 7 pm

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, Mission between 8th & 10th, Carmel

Richard Kezirian will discuss Teddy Roosevelt, including new information from Doris Kearns Goodwin's book on Roosevelt and Taft, The Bully Pulpit

Kezirian is professor and senior program coordinator at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy and professor emeritus from Monterey Peninsula College where he taught in the History Department and for the Gentrain Society.

Questions? Call (831) 624-1615.

Nonfiction World Edition with Christopher Hill,
A Fundraising Benefit for the Carmel Public Library Foundation
Wednesday, April 8

Christopher Hill

7 pm Wine Tasting & Book Signing
8 pm Program
Wine tasting included with ticket

Tickets: $55  Reserve yours today.

Sunset Center Theater, San Carlos St. at 9th, Carmel

Set in the beautiful Sunset Center Theater, Non-Fiction World Edition, features former Ambassador Christopher Hill, bestselling author of the recently published Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy.  A career diplomat, he was a four-time ambassador nominated by three presidents.  He served as Ambassador to Iraq, the Republic of Korea, Poland and the Republic of Macedonia.  He served as President Bush’s US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia.  He was a US special envoy for Kosovo, negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and the chief US negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009.

Award-winning journalist and News Director for 90.3 KAZU / NPR for the Monterey Bay Area, Krista Almanzan, will moderate the program.

Proceeds from the evening benefit the Carmel Public Library Foundation whose mission is to fund the Carmel Public Library, to keep the doors open and to maintain the library’s preeminence as a steward and cherished cultural institution on the Central Coast of California. 

Questions? Call (831) 624-1615.


Joann Semones and ShipwreckLocal History Lecture Series
Joann Semones: Ship Wrecks & Maritime History
Tuesday, Apr 28, 7 pm

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, Mission between 8th & 10th, Carmel

Join Dr. Joann Semones for a talk about the shipwrecks and other interesting facts about the maritime history of the Central Coast.

JoAnn Semones is a maritime author and historian, and author of Sea of Troubles: The Lost Ships of Point Sur, focusing on shipwrecks at lighthouses along the Central California Coast.

Questions? Call (831) 624-1615.


What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime   
Every Wed, 10 am

Miss GracePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

You and your baby or toddler will hear short stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and have fun. Afterward, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.

For more information call us at 624-4664



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

DaffodilsPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

We will be painting and decorating a pot for planting flower bulbs. The pot, potting soil, and flower bulbs will be provided by the library. This craft is for children between the ages and 5 and 9.

For more information call 624-4664.


Musical Storytime
Wednesday March 18 at 10am

Miss StephaniePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Miss Stephanie Brown of Music Together will  be here with her violin. For babies and toddlers.

For more information call 624-4664.


Drawing with Dante
Friday March 20 from 3:15-4:30

Drawing with DantePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Dante's class will feature drawing with black and white pencils or colored pencils. For ages 9 - 14.

Please pre-register by calling 624-4664.


For more events see our calendar.

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