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Carmel, CA 93921

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America's Star Library 2017

Community Night with the Library
Author & Historian, Janey Bennett
Book cover Fantastic Seashell of the MindWednesday, March 28, 7 PM

The 40-some houses Mark Mills designed in his career are tucked into the forests and among the coastal rocks from Big Sur north and across the Monterey Peninsula. Many people have no idea they are here.   Mills’ early houses incorporated the techniques and materials he had used while he apprenticed to Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin. As he grew as an artist, his houses pushed the limits of designs of wooden trusses and he invented new ways of forming thin-shell concrete structures.  His was truly an architecture of the imagination. 
Janey Bennett has created a book of thoughtful text and brilliant photography reviewing Mark Mills’ work. The Fantastic Seashell of the Mind: The Architecture of Mark Mills  was published summer 2017 by ORO Editions. Please join Janey for a compelling look into the work of one of the most creative architects of our area and how his designs continue to remain both intriguing and relevant.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center
9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

Frustrated computer user1st and 3rd Saturday eBook and computer help
Saturday, April 6,  between 1 & 3 PM

Do you need help in using your smartphone, tablet or laptop?  Or in using the library's digital books, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines?  Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 PM for assistance.  Bring your own laptop, phone, tablet, or eReader.
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

Travel edition

Travel Edition with Pico Iyer and Don George
A Lively Conversation in the Serendipity of Cross-Cultural Travel.
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 PM

The Trip of a Lifetime! Join Pico Iyer and Don George, dear friends and acclaimed travel writers for an engaging conversation rich with stories and observations from around and abroad.

Pico Iyer, touted by Outside magazine as “arguably the world’s greatest living travel writer” is an esteemed travel writer, essayist and novelist – renowned for his literary and cultural commentary. His TedTalks have garnered over 3 Million views!

Don George, “…best-selling author and writer, regarded by many as the preeminent travel writer of his generation.” —Christopher Elliott. Don is a consummate travel writer, editor-at-large and columnist for National Geographic Traveler, and editor of BBC Travel’s “Words and Wanderlust”.


$175  6:30 PM VIP Reception, Advanced Book Signing, Author Meet & Greet, Passport to International Tasting and Fine Wines 

$65 – 7:00 PM General Admission Wine Tasting Book Sale

8:00 PM Program

*General Admission book signing after the Program

Tickets now available from Sunset Center – get yours today!

Events for Children

All children's events are held at the Park Branch Library, corner of Sixth and Mission.
For more information call (831) 624-4664.

Drawing with Dante Rondo
Friday March 23, from 3:15-4:30Dante

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 are supplied by the library. This program is for ages 9-14 years old. Please pre-register by calling us at 831-624-4664.


After School is Cool Craft Time
peace mobileTuesday April 10, from 3:30-4:30

Join Miss Pat for a fun after school craft. You can make your very own peace mobile! This program is for ages 5 through 9 years old, and all materials are supplied by the library.


Musical Storytime with Miss Sarah of Kinderjam
Wednesday April 18, at 10am

KinderjamJoin Miss Sarah of Kinderjam for a fun, lively, musical storytime. This program is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome.


Steam Saturday with Miss Myah
Saturday April 28, from 1:30-2:30

Steam SaturdayMiss Myah, the science teacher at River School, will be here leading cool science experiments. This program is for kindergarten through 5th grade, and all
materials are supplied by the library. Stay tuned for more information about what experiments you will be doing.

Baby and Toddler Storytime
Miss GraceWednesdays at 10 AM

Babies and toddlers are welcome to storytime every Wednesday morning from the beginning of September  until the end of May. Hear stories, sing songs, do activities and enjoy fingerplays. Afterwards we gather at the craft tables and socialize with Miss Grace. This storytime is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome too.

For more events see our calendar.

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