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PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Upcoming Programs

Teen Photo Contest

Joy!The theme is Joy!

  • ~ Contest Rules ~
    1. Must be 13-18, and attend school in Monterey County.
    2. Each teen may enter one photo of his or her original work by Oct. 3, 2017.
    3. You may drop off an unmatted 8” x 10” print at the reference desk of the Main Library on Ocean & Lincoln in Carmel. Or, you may email your photo as a jpeg or tif. Minimum 900 x 720 pixels. Email: BRosenblum@ci.carmel.ca.us
    4. Please include your name, age & school in your email.
    5.  Prizes will be awarded in late October:
        People’s Choice Award: $50 Del Monte Center Gift Card
        Judge’s Prize: $100 Del Monte Center Gift Card
    All entries will be displayed at Carmel Library
    Questions? 831-624-7323

 

Computer helpFirst & Third Saturday eBook and Computer help
Next session: Saturday, October 7,  between 1 & 3 PM

Need a little help? Come in for one-on-one help. Check out all the digital books, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines your library has for you to use. Bring your own laptop, phone or tablet, or eReader.
Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 pm for assistance. 
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

Carmel RiverLocal History Lecture Series:
Ben Heinrich: “Chasing Water”
The Carmel River: How it beckoned the pioneers and shaped this region
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 7PM

Longtime local avid historian, Ben Heinrich has been fascinated with the Carmel River and how it impacted this region.  Join Ben as he takes us through historic events, from the Essalen Indians, to the Spanish Discoveries and the more recent influence of Charles Crocker and S.F.B. Morse.  “Chasing Water” looks at the Rio Carmelo, who controlled it and how it shaped the Monterey Peninsula.
Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-2811

 

Indie Author DayIndie Author Day  
Sat, Oct 14, 2017, 9:30 am - noon

We celebrate independent authors for the 2nd year, with a panel of authors and booksellers discussing what it takes to write a book. 

Authors Julie Morris, Robert Coburn, Maxine Carlson, Kathleen Ambrose
Bookseller Lynette Stone, River House Books

Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean and Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

 

Events for Children

Drawing with Dante
Friday Sept. 22, from 3:15-4:30
Park Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission

Drawing with DanteCome and explore just how much you can get into your black and white drawing using graphite pencils on paper. Expand your abilities in using shade, tone, and contrast to make more expressive and masterful art. All materials are supplied by the library. This program is for ages 9-14. Please pre-register by calling us at 624-4664.

 

Musical Storytime with Marylee
Wednesday Sept. 27, at 10am
MaryleePark Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission

Join Marylee for a fun musical storytime. This program is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome too.

 

Steam Saturday with Miss Myah
Saturday Sept. 30, from 1:30-2:30
Park Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission

Steam Miss Myah, the science teacher at River School, will be here leading fun science experiments. For this Steam class you will have fun with balloons and science. This program is for ages 5-9, and all materials are supplied by the library.

 

After School is Cool
Tuesday Oct. 3, from 3:30-4:30
Park Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission

Join Miss Pat for a fun after school craft. Stay tuned for the craft you will be doing. This program is for ages 5-9, and all materials are supplied by the library.

 

Pumpkin Decorating
Tuesday Oct. 17, from 3:30-4:30
Park Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission

PumpkinsJoin us for pumpkin decorating after school. All materials are suppled by the library, even the pumpkins. This program will be fun for the whole family.

 

 

 Musical Storytime with Marylee
Wednesday Oct. 18 at 10am
MaryleePark Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission

Marylee will be here for a musical storytime. This program is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome too.

 

Star Wars Reads Day
Saturday Oct. 21, from 2 to 3:30pm
Park Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission

Star WarsMiss Michaela will kick off this event with a reading from "Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure" followed by activity stations. Dress in your favorite Star Wars costume. We will also have some Star Wars themed loot to give away. Snacks will be served, and 3 special galactic guests have been invited. May the force be with you. This program will be fun for all ages.

For more events see our calendar.

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