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Carmel, CA 93921

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Events Calendar

America's Star Library 2017

eReader imageThird Saturday eBook help
Saturday, January 20,  between 1 & 3 PM

Did you get an eReader or tablet for the holidays?  The library has digital books, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines you can download or stream for free.  Need a little help?  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

Parent & Teacher Lecture Series
The Mask You Live In — Film & Panel Discussion CUSD
Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 PM

Mask You Live in cover artA riveting movie that focuses on some of the societal issues and problems plus solutions regarding how we are raising our boys.

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence.  These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Carmel High School Performing Art Center
3600 Ocean Ave , Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

Henry Meade Williams Local History Lecture Series
Docent & Historian, Kevin Shabram - The Fight for Point Lobos
Wednesday, February 7, 7 PM

Historic Point Lobos During the 1920s, people who loved Point Lobos began to worry about its future. They feared the Point would be forever lost to development. These fears were not unfounded. This set up a ten year battle to acquire and preserve Point Lobos for the generations to come. Many well-known conservationists became involved in this project. But this is also the story of one woman who had been all but forgotten. Yet the impact of her work on the Reserve we know today cannot be understated. Please join Docent Historian Kevin Shabram of the Point Lobos Foundation, on a journey through this battle for conservation.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center
9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

Medicare Basics
MedicareMonday, February 26,  5:30-7 PM

Are you soon eligible to receive Medicare? We bet you have questions. It's time to learn your ABCs! We'll cover Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D - the prescription drug plans. Get the information you need to make good decisions about your health coverage at this free seminar. Presented by the Alliance on Aging. Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

Community Night with the Library
Sheila Bowman, Seafood Watch Manager of Culinary Initiatives & Matt Beaudin, Executive Chef, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sheila Bowman, Matt BeaudinAquaculture Sustainability: Farm It – Catch It – Eat It
Wednesday, February 28, 7 PM

 There are many ways we enjoy the ocean…and many ways we can help preserve it. One of the major impacts we humans have on ocean wildlife is the seafood we eat and the ways we catch and farm it. The good news is that we can reduce our impact while still enjoying some of our favorite seafood. Join us to learn the latest information and tips for being a savvy seafood consumer and enjoy some delicious and sustainable treats. Even if you think you know about sustainable seafood, you’re sure to learn something new during this peek behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center
9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

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.

Magic Show with Magic Dan
Magic DanSaturday, Jan. 27 at 1:30 PM

Magic Dan is returning to the Park Branch for a fun magic show! This program will be fun for the whole family.


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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