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Carmel, CA 93921

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Friends of Harrison Memorial Library

Friends of Harrison Memorial Library is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support for library activities and helps purchase needed books and equipment.

Friends of the Library Afternoon Tea and Literary Program
Speaker Kathryn Gualtieri
Sun, Mar. 16, 2 pm Book cover Laundryman's Daughter

Garden Room, Church of the Wayfarer, 7th & Lincoln, Carmel

The Friends of the Harrison Memorial Library is holding an Afternoon Tea and Literary Program, featuring author Kathryn Gualtieri.  The local journalist, historian, and author will discuss her most recent novel, The Laundryman's Daughter.  She will explain how her passion for history, as well as her experiences reporting for the Carmel Pine Cone, led her to write a series of mystery novels set in Carmel and the Central Coast in the 1920s, featuring her remarkable sleuth, Nora Finnegan.  Kathryn will be joined in her presentation by Gayle Ortiz, mystery writer and owner of Gayle's Bakery in Capitola.

For more information call 624.7323.

Annual Book Sale

Book Sale

Held this August 7, 8 and 9 at Carmel Mission's Junipero Serra School Gymnasium on Rio Road. Close to 10,000 books, videos and audiobooks are available. Proceeds go to the library.

Donate books, audiobooks, and dvds to the sale by dropping them off at Sunset Center (San Carlos and 10th) on Tuesday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00. Unfortunately, the Friends are unable to pick up books from your home. No condensed books, text books, records, or magazines, please.

Ongoing Book Sale

First Murphy House

Gently read books are sold year-round at the Heritage Society's First Murphy House. Proceeds go to the library. The First Murphy House, located at Lincoln and Sixth, is open Fridays and Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm. Knowledgeable docents are ready to share information about early Carmel. For more information call 831-624-4447.

Other Activities

The Friends promote awareness of the library in our community by hosting author programs for the public and sponsoring a bookmark contest for area youth.

Members of the Friends of the Library receive announcements of author programs and an invitation to the "Friend's Preview" for the annual book sale.

Annual dues are $10. To become a member of the Friends of Harrison Memorial Library contact: Carol Fredericksen, Membership Chairman, at (831) 626-9067 or mail your name, address and dues to:

  • Treasurer
  • Friends of Harrison Memorial Library
  • Post Office Box 87
  • Carmel , CA 93921