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Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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What's New?

Holiday Closures

The Library will be closed Dec 24 - 25 for Christmas.
The Library will close at 6:00 Dec 31, and all day Jan 1 for New Year's

Food for FinesFood for Fines Dec. 1- Jan. 2

The Library will forgive fines for patrons who bring in non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Monterey County. It's an opportunity to clear your fines and help a worthy cause, all at once.
One can of food or 4 bags of ramen = $1 forgiven in fines. These food items are especially needed:
  • Canned meats, fish, chili, stew, soups, fruits, vegetables and juices
  • Peanut butter
  • boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Dry cereal, oatmeal, rice and pasta

No items in glass containers and no outdated food please.

iPads and other tabletsReading eBooks on your Tablet
Saturday, Jan 10, 10-11:30 am

Reference Room of the Main Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel 

Did you get an iPad or other tablet for Christmas? Did you know your library lends eBooks?  Come to our workshop to learn how to read free eBooks from our digital library.

Be prepared with your:

  • tablet
  • library card number and PIN
  • Amazon account login and password, if using a Kindle or Kindle app
  • Apple ID and password, if using an iPad

Questions? Call (831) 624-7323.

Stephen HinshawParent and Teacher Lecture Series
Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, What Lies Behind the ADHD Explosion
Tuesday, Jan 13, 7 pm

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, Mission between 8th & 10th., Carmel

Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, psychology professor at UC Berkeley, talks about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is one of the most controversial and misunderstood medical condition today.  Hinshaw is one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, and co-author of a new book, The ADHD Explosion.

Questions? Call (831) 624-1615.

What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime   
Every Wed, 10 am

Miss GracePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

You and your baby or toddler will hear short stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and have fun. Afterward, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.

For more information call us at 624-4664


Holiday Pop-up Card
Thursday Dec. 18, 3:15-4:30

Sample cardsPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Make your own holiday pop-up card with Miss Ellen. Ages 9-14.

Pre-register by calling 624-4664.


After School is Cool Craft Time
Tuesday Jan. 6, from 3:30-4:30

Snowman thermometerPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Make your very own snowman thermometer, for ages 5-9.

For more information call 624-4664.


Family Fun Magic Show with Magic Dan
Saturday Jan. 10 at 1:30pm

Magic DanPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Please join us for a fun filled magic show with Magic Dan. This program will be fun for the whole family!

For more information call 624-4664.


Musical Storytime
Wednesday Jan. 21 at 10am

Marylee SunseriPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Marylee Sunseri will be here for a special musical storytime for babies and toddlers.

For more information call 624-4664.


Drawing Class with Dante Rondo
Friday Jan. 23 from 3:15-4:30

Dante RondoPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Dante's class will feature drawing with colored pencils. For ages 9-14.

Please pre-register by calling  624-4664.


For more events see our calendar.

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