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Carmel, CA 93921

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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.

eBook Help
KindleWednesday, April 1, 5-7 pm, drop-in
Saturday April 4, 1-3 pm, drop-in

The library offers assistance with all of our digital resources- eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies. Drop in anytime on the 1st Saturday of each month between 1 and 3 pm, and the first Wednesday between 5 and 7 pm, in the Reference Room of the Main Library.

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

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.


Meg ClovisLocal History Lecture Series
Meg Clovis: Lost Towns of Monterey County
Tuesday, May 12, 7 pm

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

Have you heard of these Monterey County place names: Blanco, Confederate Corners, Fort Romie, Hilltown, Manchester, Pleyto, and Santa Rita: They all have one thing in common. They enjoyed flourishing beginnings, attracted settlers, featured one or more general stores, a post office, a stage stop, a school-some a church or a saloon. So what became of them? Find out!

Meg Clovis is the Cultural Affairs Manager for the Monterey County Parks Department. She oversees site development, public programming, exhibitions and collections management at the County’s agricultural history museum (Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum) and the County’s environmental education center. She is the author of Salinas Valley.

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



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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