Events for Adults
Ebook Help @ Your Library

Ebook Help @ Your Library

Monday, September 22, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Have you been meaning to try using them but aren't sure how to get started? Get stuck the last time you tried? Want tips and tricks to maximize your usage? Would some one-on-one assistance get you going? Our Library Technology Volunteer Steven will help! Bring your device and/or laptop and we'll walk through the steps. Reserve a spot by calling the library help desk at 646.3933 or emailing refdesk@monterey.org. Make an appointment to guarantee help or stop by and we'll try to squeeze you in if there's extra time. Monday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm., August 4th & 18th + September 8th & 22nd

War Comes Home: An Afternoon of Poetry & Prose

War Comes Home: An Afternoon of Poetry & Prose

Saturday, September 27, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

The Library presents an afternoon of poetry and prose exploring what it is like to go to war, based on the book, "What It Is Like To Go To War", by Karl Marlantes.  Readers include Bill Michael, Jo Todd, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Henry.  Adults and mature teens are invited to attend, and admission is free.  

This is the first of four "California Reads" presentations on this topic, funded through a grant from CAL Humanities.

For more information contact Victor Henry at (831) 646-2091 or email henry@monterey.org.

The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

The Literary Circle will discuss The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Monday, September 29, 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room.  This revered chronicler of Native-American life takes us to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota where a teenager seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a heinous crime.  Read the book and come prepared to join in the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by Library staff. Adults welcome to attend and admission is free.  For information call 831.646.3949 or email mccombs@monterey.org/library.
Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Saturday, October 4, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The Library invites you to join poet, playwright, and artist Patrice Vecchione for a Poetry Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 4, 2 - 3:30 p.m.  Develop your poetry writing skills in a supportive and inspirational setting. For adults and teens ages 14-up.  Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.  Call 831.646.3949 or email mccombs@monterey.org. This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.  Additional funding comes from the Friends of the Monterey Public Library. 

Breast Health ~ Four Simple Methods, presented by Daya Fisch

Breast Health ~ Four Simple Methods, presented by Daya Fisch

Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us at the Library for a lecture on breast health in a safe, supportive and fun environment.  The lecture will take place in the Library's Community Room on Tuesday, October 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Adults ages 50-up are especially encouraged to attend.  Sign up in advance at the Help Desk or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.

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Important note: Library events may not be video taped, audio recorded, or photographed without written permission from the Library Director. Library events may be photographed or videotaped by Library or City staff for non-commercial promotional use. If you have questions or concerns about this or any other recording, please contact Jeanne McCombs.