Library Locations and Hours

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PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Upcoming Programs

Computer helpThird Saturday eBook and Computer help
Saturday, January 21, drop in between 1 & 3 PM

Did you get an eReader or tablet for Christmas?  Need a little help?  Come in for one-on-one help. Check out all the digital books, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines your library has for you to use. Bring your own laptop, phone or tablet, or eReader.
Come in between 1 and 3 pm for assistance. 
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

 

Doug SchmitzCommunity Night with the Library
Local History Lecture with Doug Schmitz
Stories from the Past: Carmel-by-the-Sea
Wednesday, February 1, 7 PM

Join former City Administrator and avid local history researcher, Doug Schmitz, for some tales of Carmel-by-the-Sea, inside and outside the City Hall walls!
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

 

Teen Lounge First Thursdays
Next meetup: February 2, 4 to 5:30 PM

If you are 13-18, join us the first Thursday of each month from 4 to 5:30 PM.  We have a blast enjoying creative expression in a relaxed atmosphere.  Open mic, story slams, and theater games, led by librarian Beth Rosenblum.  Bring your favorite writing (poem, story, script...)

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

 

eReadersFirst Saturday eBook and computer help
Saturday, February 4, drop in between 1 & 3 PM

Did you get an eReader or tablet for Christmas?  Need a little help?  Come in for one-on-one help. Check out all the digital books, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines your library has for you to use fro free.  Bring your own laptop, phone or tablet, or eReader.
Come in between 1 and 3 pm for assistance.
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

Community Night with the Library
John PistoCelebrity Chef & Cookbook Author, John Pisto
Mushroom Grubbing & Cooking
Wednesday, February 22, 7 PM

Join local legend, Central Coast restaurateur, and author, John Pisto, for an entertaining evening with his fry pan. He'll talk about elusive mushrooms and other fungi, the basics of foraging, and the impact of climate ("pray for rain!") on mushroom growth. (Note the special location)
Carmel Woman’s Club, 9th Ave & San Carlos (directly across from the Sunset Center)
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

Medicare Basics
Medicare logoMonday Feb. 27, 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.

Reading Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call (831) 624-7323.

 

WinemakingCommunity Night with the Library
Winemaker & Botanist Marta Kraftzeck
The History of Winemaking in Monterey County
Wednesday, March 29, 7 PM

Wine grapes were first introduced in Monterey County well over 200 years ago by the Franciscan Friars. They discovered early that the cool evenings and afternoon heat was the ideal climate for developing the intense fruit flavor winemakers covet. Join Marta Kraftzeck for a talk about winemaking in our county, the prohibition, and the winemaking we know of today.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

 

What's New for Kids?

Dragon Puppet Show
Saturday Jan. 28, 1:30 PM

Mecurio'sPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Dr. Mecurio's Mythical Marvels is a magical interactive experience that takes everyone to a place where fantastic creatures exist! After the show, kids can make a dragon sock puppet. For all ages.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

After School is Cool Craft
Tuesday February 7, 3:30-4:30 PM

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Pat for a fun craft. This program is for ages 5 through 9 years old, and all materials are supplied by the library. Stay tuned for details.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

Musical Storytime with Marylee
Wednesday February 15, 10 AM

MaryleePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Marylee Sunseri will be here with her guitar for a musical storytime. This program is for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

Drawing with Dante Rondo
Friday February 24, 3:15-4:30 PM

DantePark Branch Library, Mission and 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 are supplied by the library. This program is for ages 9 through 14 years old.

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

 

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.

 

New Resources for Kids

abcmouse


ABCmouse - With more than 3,500 learning activities and 450 lessons, ABCmouse.com is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online! For young learners starting at age 2.


ScienceFlix



ScienceFlix - combines curriculum-driven, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.  Use this link for home access.


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