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Storytellers' Studio

Storytellers' Studio

Monday, May 2, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Practice lab for serious adult storytellers who wish to work on the art and craft of the oral tradition   Read More...
Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, May 2, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Would some one-on-one assistance help get you started?   Read More...
Garden Gems of California

Garden Gems of California

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Want to learn more about garden gems? Doug Stafford is an enthusiastic lecturer with a broad knowledge of garden history and will present a variety of ways for you to enhance your own garden.  

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Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, May 12, 12:30 p.m.

Come learn about ebook basics! We'll cover what ebooks are and how to use free library ebooks from digital libraries.

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Elder Fraud: Who Can You Trust?

Elder Fraud: Who Can You Trust?

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Join Rina Tringali, CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, to learn how to project yourself.

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Functional Medicine: Another Approach to Dealing With Health Challenges

Functional Medicine: Another Approach to Dealing With Health Challenges

Monday, May 16, 6 p.m.

Join Laura Paris, L.Ac. for a conversation with Brian Ellinoy, Pharm.D. about Functional Medicine.

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The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, May 23, 6: 30 -7:30 p.m.

Read A Spool of Blue Thread  by Anne Tyler and come prepared to join the conversation   Read More...
Stories for Adults featuring Elizabeth Ellis

Stories for Adults featuring Elizabeth Ellis

Tuesday, May 24, 7 p.m.

Don't miss an evening with this superb storyteller!  Ages 16-up only.  Tickets required.   Read More...
Teen Video Game Club

Teen Video Game Club

Mondays & Wednesdays

Calling all gaming nerds. Get your Game on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Library. (High School and Middle School students welcome.)   Read More...
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In the Blogs

Why is Shakespeare More Popular Than Ever?

Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Well, it isn't the car.

A Man Called Ove

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Getting Mellow in Sweden

Pat Conroy Passes Away at 70

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Another literary loss

Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016
An upended writing style that works.

"A God in Ruins" by Kate Atkinson

Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016
More in ruins than just the god.
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 Being Digitized

The Library’s holdings of Monterey newspapers on microfilm from 1846 – 1930 are currently being digitized and will be unavailable until approximately the end of April 2016.  The digitized newspapers will be stored on a cloud host server where they will be accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection.  Searching will be faster, can be done by date, name, and event, and there will be adjustable tool for optimizing image quality for both text and photos.

Discover & Go

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