Events for Adults
Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, December 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  Monday Night, 6:30-7:30pm, December 22nd. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

Brews for Books

Brews for Books

Wednesday, December 31

Come out and celebrate "Brews for Books" on New Year's Eve, and the last Wednesday of each month thereafter at Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill at 426 Alvarado in downtown Monterey. Sip a brew from their on-site brewery and support the Monterey Public Library. $1 from all house drafts will be donated to the Library.  Cheers to books!
Healing Touch:  What is it?  How it works. Who it helps?

Healing Touch: What is it? How it works. Who it helps?

Wednesday, January 21, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In this lecture you will learn about Healing Touch, a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that uses gentle touch to assist in balancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  

This presentation is part of the Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life Lecture Series sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Library Endowment Committee.  This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey.

Adults ages 50-up are especially encouraged to attend.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Sign up at the Help Desk or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or email  

"Meeting 'Round the Table: Chinese Americans in Monterey" - Documentary Film

"Meeting 'Round the Table: Chinese Americans in Monterey" - Documentary Film

Saturday, January 24, 2 p.m.

The Library will show the documentary film "Meeting 'Round the Table: Chinese-Americans in Monterey" based on interviews collected by the Library in a recent grant-funded project.  The film will be preceded by a brief discussion of this Preserving Community Heritage Project by Dennis Copeland and Jeanne McCombs.  Copies of the DVD will be available for purchase immediately following the presentation.  Admission is free, and reservations are required.  To reserve seats email or call 831.646.3949.  



Tea with Marie

Tea with Marie

Sunday, January 25, 2 - 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library will present "Tea with Marie", a talk by local author Marie Mutsuki Mockett, on Sunday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00  p.m. in the Monterey Public Library Community Room.  Marie will discuss and read from her newest book Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye; a Journey", a fascinating look into the complexities of Japanese spiritual traditions, while discussing the author's grief and what she learned from it about faith, perseverance, and finding solace after the disastrous March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.   

The book talk will be followed by a book signing and a delicious tea with pretty sandwiches, cookies and other goodies. Admission is $25 and the price includes a copy of the book. Tickets will be available at the Library Help Desk after December 6.  Purchase tickets by January 15 to guarantee a copy of the book.


Photo:  Stephanie Badini 


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.