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Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Holiday Closures

Events Calendar


America's Star Library 2017
The library will be closed Monday, February 19, for President's Day.

eReader image1st and 3rd Saturday eBook help
Saturday, February 17,  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
 

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.
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
 

Estate Planning Checkup: Are Your Affairs in Order?
Saturday, March 3,  10:30 AM - noon

Eric N. Holk, Attorney at Law and Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Erik HolkTrust & Probate Law, presents an estate planning checkup.  Make sure you are prepared!
  • Do you have a will or trust?
  • Are your benificiary designations current?
  • Do you know how property titling will affect your plan of distribution?
  • If your spouse has died, have your assets been properly re-titled?
  • Are you making gifts to family/friends/charity?
  • Learn about these and much more
Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323
 

Community Night with the Library
Author & Historian Douglas Smith - Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs
Book coverWednesday, March 14, 7 PM

Douglas Smith is an award-winning historian and translator whose works have been translated into a dozen languages. He has written five books on Russia and his latest book, Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs, was published in November 2016 in the US and the UK. The most complete biography ever written, the author draws on long-lost documents from archives in seven different countries to overturn many of the old myths about the infamous Russian mystic, presenting Rasputin in afascinating new light. Publishers Weekly calls it “Monumental and soul-shaking … written with a Dostoevskian flair for noir and obsession.”

Please join Douglas Smith for a riveting exploration and comprehensive perspective on a notoriously misunderstood historic icon, Rasputin.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center
9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

 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”.

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.

Steam Saturday with Miss Myah
Saturday Feb. 10 from 1:30-2:30 PM

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

Steam Thursday with Miss Myah
Thursday Feb. 15, from 3:30-4:30 PM

Steam ThursdayJoin Miss Myah for some cool experiments. This program is for ages 9 through 14 years old, and all materials are supplied by the library. Stay tuned for more details.

Musical Storytime with Miss Sarah of KinderjamKinderjam
Wednesday Feb. 28, at 10 AM

Miss Sarah of Kinderjam will be here with a fun program of music, movement, and learning. This program is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome.

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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