Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Events Calendar

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The Library will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Upcoming Programs

First Saturday eBook Help
eBooksDrop in Saturday, June 4, 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
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. 

''Matt Ritter's fascination with trees shines through in this wonderful book. Accurate and thorough but also very readable and well-illustrated, this is an excellent identification guide and at the same time a celebration of the trees that grow in California's cities and towns. Anyone who is curious about trees is sure to find education and inspiration in these pages.''--David Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Trees.

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


Read for the win"Read for the Win" Summer Reading Program for Adults and Teens
 June 6 - July 16

 Programs, prizes and lots of fun! Sign up at the Main Library starting Monday, June 6. 

Bingo cardBingo Night at the Library
Monday, July 16, 6:30-7:30 pm

We'll finish off our Adult and Teen Summer Reading program with a rousing game of bingo at the Library!   We'll have lots of great prizes.
Main Library Reading Room, Ocean and Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-4629

Third Saturday Computer Help
Drop in Saturday, June 18, 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


Medicare BasicsMedicare
Monday, July 25, 5:30-7 pm

Are you soon eligible to receive Medicare? Planning to work beyond age 65? We bet you have questions!

It’s time to learn your ABCs! We’ll cover Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D - the Prescription Drug Plans. Get the information you need to make good decisions about your health coverage options!

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.


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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