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PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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What's New?

The Library will be closed Monday, September 1, for Labor Day

eReader eBook Help
Wednesday, Sept 3, 5-7 pm or Saturday, Sept 6, 1-3 pm

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

The library offers drop-in assistance with downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and films. 

Be prepared with your:

  • device
  • 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, iPod or iPhone
Questions? Call (831) 624-7323.

Laura MarkhamCommunity Night with the Library
Dr. Laura Markham, Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
Tuesday, Sep 16, 7 pm

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

Early childhood psychologist and parent educator Dr. Laura Markham will discuss and sign copies of her book Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids.  Publishers Weekly says Markham deftly leads parents down a gentler, kinder path to raising emotionally intelligent and happier children.

$10 suggested contribution. Questions? Call (831) 624-2811.
 

Scott CampbellCommunity Night with the Library
Scott Campbell, Free Diving and Underwater Photography
Tuesday, Sep 23, 7 pm

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

Award-winning Central Coast nature photographer Scott Campbell will show and discuss a collection of his dramatic and engaging images that give the viewer a first-hand look at the diverse ecosystem below the ocean surface.  On1Breath is his collection of fine art photographs taken under water around the world, using only his camera, on a single breath.

$10 suggested contribution. Questions? Call (831) 624-2811.

teenaged girls, Dr. Robert Faris, Dr. Diane FelmleeCommunity Night with the Library
Drs. Robert Faris & Diane Felmlee on Teenagers and Bullying
Tuesday, Oct 7, 7 pm

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

Join leading authorities on the subject of teenagers and bullying for information and research on the important topic of peer bullying, the consequences, and tools for effectively preventing it.

$10 suggested contribution. Questions? Call (831) 624-2811.




Harold McGeeCommunity Night with the Library
Author Harold McGee, The Curious Cook
Tuesday, Oct 28, 7 pm

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

New York Times food writer and cookbook author Harold McGee shares fascinating stories and facts about the kitchen and food for the curious cook in all of us.
$10 suggested contribution. Questions? Call (831) 624-2811.
 

What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime   
Every Wed, 10 am

Park 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. This program runs weekly from the beginning of September through the end of May. Please note that Baby and Toddler Storytime will start up again on Wednesday Sept.3rd.

Also, Marylee Sunseri will be joining us on Wednesday Sept. 24 at 10 am for a musical storytime.

For more information call us at 624-4664

Craft Time

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Make your very own whimsical whale treasure box. All supplies included. For ages 5-9. Tuesday Sept. 9, from 3:30-4:30

For more information call us at 624-4664

Drawing Class with Dante Rondo

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Come explore just how much you can get into your black and white drawings using graphite pencils on paper. Expand your abilities in using line, shading, tone and contrast to make more expressive and masterful art. All art  supplies included. For ages 9 - 14. Friday Sept. 19, from 3:15-4:30.

Please pre-register for this program by calling 624-4664.

For more events see our calendar.

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