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Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Events Calendar


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The Library will be closed Friday, February 12, for Lincoln's Birthday, and Monday, February 15, for President's Day. We will be open as usual on Saturday, February 13, from 1-5.

Upcoming Programs

Local History Lecture SeriesCharles Sumner Greene and his studio
Famed Architect Charles Sumner Greene & the Carmel Years
Wednesday, February 17, 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
TechboomersCome in anytime on Saturday, February 20, between 1-3 pm

The 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

 

Teen Writing Class
Robin Gregory book coverThe Literary Genius: A Workshop for Wizards, Faeries and Warthogs
Saturday, March 12, 2-3 pm

Author Robin Gregory will lead teens in this creative writing workshop, focusing on creating characters we want others to care about.   Bring a writing tablet, a pen or pencil, and your imagination.

Main Library, Teen Lounge
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

 

Parent & Teacher Lecture SeriesBrie Mathers
Brie Mathers: Love the Skin You're In
Wednesday, March 22, 7 pm

Author, athlete & internationally renowned speaker, Brie Mathers talks about loving the skin you are in - inspiring young girls and women. Brie Mathers was sixteen when she plumbed the muds of anorexia and exercise bulimia, eighteen when she broke the surface and bloomed large into a passionate women's health eco-activist. In her last year of high school Brie looked around the cafeteria table and her campaign was born. She founded Love the Skin You're In to light the way out of body image, food obsessions and eating disorders by igniting young women's appetite for life.

Carmel Performing Arts Center at Carmel High School 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

 

Mary Roach and Ira Flatow
Thursday, April 7
7:00 PM Wine Tasting & Book Sale and Signing
8:00 PM Program

Mary Roach and Ira FlatowGet ready for an irreverent evening of science on the wild side as bestselling author Mary Roach takes the stage in conversation with Science Friday’s radio talk show host and executive producer, Ira Flatow.

Mary’s writing has been published in multiple languages all over the world and appears regularly in National Geographic, Outside, Wired, and the New York Times Magazine. Check out one of her books from the library- you'll love her!
 
Ira’s show, “Brain Fun for Curious People,” heard by more than 2 million people each week, airs on nearly 400 public radio stations throughout the United States, including our local station 90.3 KAZU, National Public Radio for the Monterey Bay area, a community service of CSU Monterey Bay.
 
Tickets $55. Get your tickets today!
Sunset Center Auditorium, 9th & Mission, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

 

First Saturday eBook Help
eBookDrop in anytime on Saturday, April 2 , between 1-3 pm

The library offers free access to eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines and movies. Come in to get help with all of our digital resources.
Be prepared with your device, with login and password, and your library card number and PIN.
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323

 

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.

 

Drawing with Dante Rondo
Friday, Feb. 19, from 3:15-4:30 pm

Drawing with DantePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Come and explore how much you can get into your black and white drawings using graphite pencils on paper, or do a pastel drawing. Expand your abilities in using shading, tone, and contrast to make more expressive and masterful art. This program is for ages 9-14 years old, and all materials are supplied by the library.

Please pre-register by calling us at 624-4664.

Musical Storytime with Marylee Sunseri
Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 am

Marylee SunseriPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Marylee for a musical storytime. For babies and toddlers, but preschoolers are welcome.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

After School is Cool Craft Time
Tuesday, March 1, from 3:30-4:30

Shamrock boxPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Make your own Shamrock Box for your St. Patrick's Day celebration.  This is a fun art activity for kids when they add their own paint, foam shapes, stickers and other embellishments. The finished products make lovely keepsake boxes in which to keep your lucky charms!  

Join Miss Pat for this fun craft project. All materials are supplied by the library. This program is for ages 5 through 9 years old.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

Steam Saturday!
Saturday, March 12, from 1:30-2:30

Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Come to the library and explore States of Matter. Design and build with toothpicks and marshmallows, then explore physics with Oobleck. With  Ms. Myah, River School science teacher. This program is for kindergarten through 5th grade.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

Chef Visit with Todd Fisher
Monday, March 21, from 3:30-4:30

Chef Todd FisherPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Chef Todd of Tarpy's Roadhouse will be here with some yummy treats, and  will talk about the science of food preparation, and what it is like to be a chef. This program is for ages 9-14 years old.

Please pre-register by calling us at 624-4664.

 

 

Musical Storytime with Miss Stephanie
Wednesday, March 23 at 10am

Stephanie BrownPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Miss Stephanie Brown of Music Together will be here with her violin! Join us for a lively storytime. This program is for babies and toddlers, but preschoolers are welcome too.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

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