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The California Room will be closed on Tuesday, June 28, for equipment installation.
Upcoming Events
Walkabout California: Hiking Inn to Inn

Walkabout California: Hiking Inn to Inn

Monday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.

Author Tom Courtney will introduce you to some of the multi-day hiking adventures featured in his guidebooks through photos and stories and share pointers for planning your next inn-to-inn adventure, including tips on gear and great places to stay.   Read More...
Camp Half-Blood

Camp Half-Blood

Tuesday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.

For ages 10 to 12

Join us for a five week book club where you will help bring the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series to life. 

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Movie Afternoon

Movie Afternoon

Wednesday, June 29, 3-5:00 p.m.

For all ages

Watch a movie and share an afternoon snack with friends.   Read More...
Coventry & Kaluza

Coventry & Kaluza

Thursday, June 30, 1 p.m.

For all ages

Come see the award winning physical theater and circus duo Coventry & Kaluza.

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June Teen Book Club

June Teen Book Club

Thursday, June 30, 3:15 p.m.

Teen Book Club Summer Edition. Like free books? If you're in Middle or High School join us for club!

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Friends Book Sale on Colton Hall Lawn

Friends Book Sale on Colton Hall Lawn

Monday, July 4, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Quality books at bargain prices.  Children's books and DVDs, too!   Read More...
Puppet Art Theater, "Tortoise and Hare"

Puppet Art Theater, "Tortoise and Hare"

Wednesday, July 6, 3:30 p.m.

For all ages

Join Puppet Art Theater for a puppet show that is sure to entertain. 

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Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 3 and up

Join your friends at the library for a family-fun evening storytime.

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Crafting for Adults!

Crafting for Adults!

Sunday, July 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The craft for July is Washer Wizardry!   Read More...
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In the Blogs

Paul McCartney: the Life by Philip Norman

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016
A fascinating life - here, there, and everywhere.

"Write to Win a Chance for Publication" Guidelines

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Here are the rules for the competition. High school and middle school students are welcome to compete for this opportunity. 

Teen Summer Reading 2016 Blog Contest!

Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2016

It's finally up! This is the link for the blog contest! If you are a Monterey County teen who uses Monterey Public Library and want to participate in Summer Reading from the comfort of your own home, click here! (Middle and High School students welcome!)

A New Winnie-the-Pooh Story

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016

Unbearably cute!

Abridged Da Vinci Code for YA Coming This Fall

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Can the coloring book be far behind?
Need Technology and Ebook Help?

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Our Technology Volunteer is here to answer questions like "Can you give me a jump start on using ebooks?", "How can I add formatting to my Word document?", "How do I print to the library printer from my personal laptop?"  No appointment needed.

Historic Monterey Newspapers on Microfilm
Now Available Digitally

The Library’s holdings of Monterey newspapers on microfilm from 1846 – 1930 have been digitized and are accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection.  Searching is faster, can be done by date, name, and event, and there is an adjustable tool for optimizing image quality for both text and photos.

You can access the digitized newspapers by clicking here.

Need assistance? Click here for quick tips.

Discover & Go

Available now! Print museum passes and discounts on the Web with your Library card. Learn more or try it out!