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Carmel, CA 93921

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Upcoming Programs

First Saturday eBook Help
eBooksDrop in Saturday, May 7, 2016, between 1-3 pm

Questions? The library offers assistance with all of our digital resources (eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and magazines) on the first Saturday of each month between 1 and 3 pm. Or call the Reference Desk at (831) 624-7323.

Be prepared with your:

  • device, with login and password
  • library card number and PIN


Local History Lecture SeriesCharles Sumner Greene and his studio (rescheduled)
Famed Architect Charles Sumner Greene & the Carmel Years
Wednesday, May 18, 7 pm

Photojournalist Ian Martin talks about famed architect Charles Sumner Green and his arts and craft homes built in Carmel in the1920's.  Charles Greene and his brother Henry brought a new way of artistic craftsmanship to buildings and furnishings in the 20th century.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


Third Saturday Computer Help
Drop in Saturday, May 21, between 1-3 pm

Digiall Learn logoThe library offers assistance with whatever you need in learning to use computers.  Need help with email? Facebook? Netflix? Amazon?  Or just using a computer?  Come in for guided lessons.  Use our computers, or bring your own laptop or tablet.
Come in between 1 and 3 pm for assistance.

Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323


Community Night with the LibraryA Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us
The BIG Trees Among Us
Wednesday, June 8, 7 pm

Author and biologist Professor Matt Ritter, author of A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us, will talk about the trees of the Central Coast.  Dr. Ritter is a professor of biological sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. 
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


What's New for Kids?

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, September through May. 

For more information call us at 624-4664.


After School is Cool Craft
Tuesday, May 3, from 3:30-4:30pm

Bird feederPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Pat for a fun after school craft. You will be decorating your very own bird feeder. This program is for ages 5 through 10  years old.

For more information call us at 624-4664.



Steam Saturday!
Saturday, May 7, from 1:30-2:30pm 

SteamPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Myah, the science teacher from River School, for a fun science filled hour. Test static electricity with balloons, and play with magnets. Miss Myah is even bringing her Van deGraaff generator to explore the extremes of static electricity! This program is for kindergarten through 5th grade.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Star Wars!
Saturday, May 21, from 2-3:30pm

Star WarsPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Make your own light saber, sample a Star Wars snack, visit the Tatooine Tattoo Parlor, and have fun with your friends at this Star Wars themed event.
Fun for the whole family.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Musical Storytime with Miss Sarah
Wednesday, May 25, at 10

Miss SarahPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Sarah of Kinderjam for a fun, lively, musical storytime. This program is for babies and toddlers, but preschoolers are welcome too.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


"Read for the Win" Summer Reading Program from June 6 - July 16

Read For The WinPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

We have lots of fun programs and prizes planned for you! Here is our line-up of special programs:

Wednesday June 8th at 1:30pm - Coventry and Kaluza perform world class circus entertainment, juggling, clowning, music, and hula hooping. All ages.

Wednesday June 15th at 1:30pm - Timothy James, Magician and Entertainer, featuring magic, comedy, and a visit with Rocky Raccoon. Ages 3 and up.

Tuesday June 21st at 1:30pm - Bubblesmith Sterling Johnson is an entertainer who specializes in blowing giant bubbles. Truly a fascinating show. All ages.

Wednesday June 29th at 1:30pm - Cascada de Flores presents a bilingual music and dance program with Mexican and Latin American roots. All ages.

Wednesday July 6th at 1:30pm - Puppet Art presents two puppet shows, featuring the "Tortoise and the Hare" and "Three Billy Goats Gruff". Fun for the whole family!

Wednesday July 13th at 1:30pm - Jstme, known off-stage as Timothy Scott Jr. - teaches skills such as mindfulness in a way that commands kid's attention through his original beats, positive rhymes and hip hop. For ages 9 - 14 years old.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


For more events see our calendar.

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