Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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What's New?

eReadereBook Help
Saturday, Nov 1, 1-3 pm. or Wednesday, Nov 5, 5-7 pm

Reference Room of the Main Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel

The library offers drop-in assistance with downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and films. 

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
Questions? Call (831) 624-7323.

Stanford familyCommunity Night with the Library
The Stanford Family Legacy
Tuesday, Nov 11, 7 pm

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

In 1876, former California Governor Leland Stanford purchased 650 acres for his Palo Alto Stock Farm.  Fifteen years later, Stanford University opened its doors. Join Daniel Hartwig, Stanford University archivist, for an evening of history and storytelling about the Stanford family and the Golden Age of California

$10 suggested contribution. Questions? Call (831) 624-2811.


Carmel moviesLocal History Lecture Series
Films Made in Carmel
Tuesday, Dec 9, 7 pm

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

Doug Lumsden, owner of Monterey Movie Tours will talk about the many films made in Carmel. See a list here of the movies the library has of films made in Carmel, Big Sur, and Pebble Beach.

$10 suggested contribution. Questions? Call (831) 624-2811.


What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime   
Every Wed, 10 am

Park 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. This program runs weekly from the beginning of September through the end of May.

For more information call us at 624-4664

Musical Storytime
Wed, Oct. 29, 10 am

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Miss Sarah of Kinderjam will be with us with a special musical storytime for babies and toddlers.

For more information call us at 624-4664

After School is Cool
Tues, Nov. 4, 3:30-4:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Make your own Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration, with Miss Pat. For ages 5-9.

For more information call us at 624-4664

Musical Storytime
Wed, Nov. 19, 10 am

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Mary Lee Sunseri will be with us with a special musical storytime for babies and toddlers.

For more information call us at 624-4664

Drawing Class With Dante Rondo
Fri, Nov. 21, 3:15-4:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Come explore just how much you can get into your black and white drawings using graphite pencils on paper. Expand your abilities in using shading, tone and contrast to make more expressive and masterful art. All art supplies will be provided. For ages 9-14.

Please pre-register by calling 624-4664.

After School is Cool Craft Time
Tuesday Dec. 2, 3:30-4:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Make your own Gingerbread House Picture Frame Magnet, with Miss Pat. For ages 5-9.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Family Fun - Puppet Show!
Saturday Dec. 6, 1:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Join us for a Holiday version of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf, with PuppetArt Theatre. This program will be fun for the whole family.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Holiday Pop-up Card
Thursday Dec. 11, 3:15-4:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Make your own holiday pop-up card with Miss Ellen. This program is for ages 9-14.

Please pre-register by calling 624-4664.

Musical Storytime
Wednesday Dec. 17, 10 am

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Miss Stephanie Brown of Music Together will join us for a musical storytime. She will be bringing her violin. This program is for babies and toddlers.

For more events see our calendar.

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