Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Events Calendar

Upcoming Programs

Community Workshop: “Reimagining YOUR Library”
Community WorkshopThursday, October 22, 5:30 pm

Join us for an informal and interactive community workshop to brainstorm ideas for YOUR public library, and share thoughts about where you want it to be, today and in the future. This community workshop is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend.  

Council Chambers, City Hall, Monte Verde St., Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


Teen Coloring Contest - Get Away @ Your Library
Teen Read Week LogoEntries due by Saturday, October 24  

Coloring contestIn celebration of Teen Read Week, we are providing challenging coloring sheets of images from all around the world (and further!).  We've got lots of colored pencils too, in our Teen Lounge, or you can use you own. Prizes for the best entries! Teens- put your name and contact information on the back, and turn in at the Main Library by October 24. Have fun!

Teen Lounge, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323


Community Night with the Library
Earthjustice Presents: The Fight for a Healthy Ocean Ecosystem

tidepoolWednesday, October 28, 7 pm

The oceans drive our blue economy, but they’re in the red. Up to 80 percent of the world’s commonly fished species have been so overharvested that they’re in danger of disappearing altogether. Come hear Earthjustice talk about ways to reverse this trend. Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

Parent & Teacher Lecture Series
Dr. Wendy Mogel: Smart Empathy:  Raising & Educating Resilient Children & Teenagers.

Thursday, November 5, 7 pm Dr. Wendy Mogel photo

Dr. Wendy Mogel is a clinical psychologist, parenting expert, and international keynote speaker. She is the author of several parenting books, including The Blessing of a B Minus. Her mission is the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability and exuberance in children.  

Carmel Performing Art Center at Carmel High School
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


Collegewise PresentsFinancial Aid
College Financial Aid: What You Need to Know
Saturday, November 7, 1:30-2:30 pm

Come to this free presentation and learn what you need to know about financing your college education from Marisela Gomez, of Collegewise.  Marisela worked at the Admission Office of Santa Clara University for 12 years and is a director at Collegewise.  She is passionate about helping college-bound students.

Teen Lounge, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323


eBook Help
Overdrivedrop in anytime on Saturday, November 7, 1-3 pm

The library offers assistance with all of our digital resources- eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines and movies. 

Be prepared with your:

  • device
  • device login and password
  • library card number and PIN

Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323

What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime
Every Wednesday, 10 am

Miss GracePark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Hear stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and have fun. Afterward, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace. Weekly, September through May. 

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 pm

SpidersPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Join Pat Stadille, science teacher at Carmel Middle School, and author of Spiders in Your Neighborhood, for an up close look at spiders in your neighborhood. Everyone welcome.

For more information call us at 624-4664.



Family Fun!
Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 pm

Pumpkin facesJoin us on Tuesday Oct.20 at 3:30pm for pumpkin decorating. All materials supplied by the library, including the pumpkins. You can even wear your Halloween costume if you want.  Hosted by Miss Grace and Miss Pat.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Musical Storytime with Miss Sarah
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 10 am

KinderjamPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Miss Sarah will be here on Wednesday Oct.21 at 10am for a lively musical storytime.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Drawing with Dante Rondo
Friday, Oct. 23 from 3:15-4:30 pm

Drawing with Dante

Park Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Come explore just how much you can get into your black and white drawings using graphite pencils on paper. Expand your abilities in using shading, tone and contrast to  make more expressive and masterful art. All materials supplied by the library. For ages 9-14 years old.

Please pre-register by calling us at 624-4664.

After School is Cool Craft Time
Tuesday Nov. 3 from 3:30-4:30

TurkeyPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Come and make a turkey for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Use your creativity to come up with a funny bird for your holiday table decoration. This craft class is for ages 5-9, and all materials are supplied by the library.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Musical Storytime with Marylee
Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 10am

MaryleePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Welcome back Marylee! Join us for a musical Baby and Toddler sing-along.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Cheese Tasting with Kent Torrey of the Cheese Shop
Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 3:30-4:30

CheesePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Kent Torrey of the Cheese Shop will be here with some yummy cheese. Learn about the origins of cheese, and the science of cheese making. For ages 9-14 years old.

Please pre-register by calling us at 624-4664.

New Library Resources Rosetta Stone

We have exciting new library resources.  Many of you have asked for Rosetta Stone, and now we have it!  Rosetta Stone is an online language learning resource, where you are immersed in the new language.  There are 30 languages available, including English as a Second Language. 

FlipsterWe also have a new digital magazine resource- Flipster.  Flipster has 36 magazines you can read on your computer, tablet, or phone.  You can stream the magazines, or download them to take on your next trip.

NextReads newsletters logoYou can now subscribe to NextReads newsletters.  You can get newsletters delivered to your email monthly or bi-monthly.  Choose your favorite genre- or as many as you want! 

While we're on the subject of books, did you know you can sign up for Author Alerts?  You can get a text or email, your choice, whenever the Library adds a new book by your favorite author. 

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