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Carmel, CA 93921

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The library will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Upcoming Programs

Introduction to Genealogy Research
Dr. Karen Gold
Thursday, September 1, 6:30-8 pm

Family TreeHave you ever wanted to research your family tree?  Find out more about your ancestors?  Dr. Karen Gold will talk about using resources on the Web and through your library to find out more about your ancestors. 

Successful genealogical research requires the coordination of a variety of skills.  Basic skills include development of clear research questions, access to primary and secondary reference material, collection and organization of materials, quality control and confirmation of findings.   These topics will be covered in this talk including an introduction to accessing reference material using Ancestry.com, which is available as a library resource.

Dr Gold will also be available the following Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after the talk from 2-5 pm.   Sign up sheets for these 45 minute consultation slots are available at the reference desk.

Dr. Gold runs Pedigree Family Research and History Preservation in Carmel.  She has her Ph.D in research methods from UCLA, was on the faculty at Georgetown, and was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University. 
Harrison Memorial Library Reading Room, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323 

eBooksFirst Saturday eBook Help
Saturday, September 3, drop in anytime between 1 and 3 PM

The library offers free access to eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines and movies. Come in to get help with all of our digital resources. Be prepared with your device, with login and password, and your library card number and PIN.
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

Parent & Teacher Lecture SeriesDr. Denise Pope photo
Dr. Denise Pope
Overloaded and Underprepared:
Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids
Thursday, September 15, 7 pm

DDr. Denise Pope is co-founder of Stanford University's School of Education's Challenge Success Program, a research and intervention program that provides vital resources to schools, communities and families which aim to reduce unhealthy pressure on youth and champions a broader vision of student success.

An award winning author and recognized educator, Dr. Pope is a 3-time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award. 
Carmel Performing Arts Center at Carmel High School 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

 

Digital LearningThird Saturday Computer Help
Come in anytime on Saturday, September 17, between 1-3 pm

The library offers assistance with whatever you need in learning to use computers.  Need help with email? Facebook? Netflix? Amazon?  Or just using a computer?  Come in for guided lessons.  Use our computers, or bring your own laptop or tablet.
Come in between 1 and 3 pm for assistance.
Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions? Call 831-624-7323

College Admissions
CollegewiseThe Top Four Tips on Getting Admitted
Tuesday, September 20, 6-7 pm

No matter where you want to go to college - USC, UCLA, or a tiny liberal arts college that could never beat either of those two at football—there are always things you can do to improve your chances of admission.  Marisela Gomez, from Collegewise, will talk about grades, test scores, activities, even essays and interviews--she'll cover all the college admissions elements at this seminar. She'll also share strategies that will make you a stronger college applicant and ensure you avoid the most common application mistakes.  Open to high school students, parents, and anyone headed for college.
Harrison Memorial Library, Teen Lounge, Ocean and Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323

Teen Photography Contest:
Hawk TowerHistorical Images of Carmel
Enter by September 21, 2016

Calling all Monterey County Teens ... Carmel's public library, the Harrison Memorial Library, is holding its 5th Annual Teen Photo Contest. The theme of the photo contest celebrates Carmel's 100th birthday with Historical Images of Carmel. Teens between the ages of 13 and 18, attending school in Monterey County, may submit one original photo by September 21, 2016. Photos can either be dropped off as an unmatted 8" x 10" print at the Reference Desk at the Main Library on Ocean & Lincoln, or emailed as a jpeg or tif with a minimum of 900 x 720 pixels to: hml.reference@gmail.com.

All entries will be displayed at Carmel's Main Library. Winners will be announced in late October. The People's Choice Award will win a $50 Del Monte Center Gift Card and the Judge's Prize winner will receive a $100 Del Monte Center Gift Card.
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323

John Thodos photoLocal History Lecture Series
Architect Erik Dyar Presents
Central Coast Architect John Thodos
Wednesday, October 5, 7 pm

Join Carmel architect Erik Dyar for a talk celebrating the work of the John Thodos (1943 – 2009), the famed Central Coast architect who is recognized world-wide for his invention of seamless glass boxes as bay windows, Mediterranean influence, and open, simple, mathematical designs.

Erik spent 17 years working with John as his primary associate on a wide array of projects including many award wining customer residences. Glass and wood, light and space are concepts that resonate in all of Thodos’ work. John was a former Library Trustee.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

Indie Author DayIndie Author Day
Saturday, October 8, 9:30 am to noon

Join as libraries across North America host local Indie Author Day events on October 8th, 2016. Harrison Memorial Library will host a panel of authors, booksellers and publishers discussing the process and best practices of creating a book. Then, at 11 am a digital gathering will be available featuring Q&A with writers, agents and industry leaders bringing together the larger indie community.

Featured Panelists: Harrison Memorial Library Reading Room, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323 

What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime resumes September 7.
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. Please note we take a break for the summer. Storytime will return on Wednesday Sept. 7th.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

After School Craft Time
Tuesday Sept. 13, from 3:30-4:30

CoasterPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Pat for a fun after school craft. Create your own wood and tile coasters. All materials are supplied by the library, and the program is for ages 5-9 years old.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Saturday Steam with Miss Myah
Saturday Sept. 24, from 1:30-2:30

SteamPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Miss Myah is the science teacher at River School, and she will be here doing a cool experiment for kindergarten through 5th graders. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Musical Storytime with Marylee
Wednesday Sept. 28, at 10am. 

MaryleePark Branch Library at Mission and Sixth

Marylee will be here with her guitar for a musical singalong. This program is for babies and toddlers, but preschoolers are welcome too.

For more information call 624-4664.

 

Steam Thursday with Bud Smith
Thursday Sept. 29, from 3:30-4:30

SteamPark Branch Library at Mission and Sixth

Make your  very own roller coaster! Learn all about friction, potential energy and kinetic energy as you make your own rollercoaster using pipe insulation and marbles. How many hills and loops can you put in your roller coaster? How long can you make it? This program is for ages 9-14 years old. Bud Smith is a science teacher from All Saints.

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

 

After School Craft Time
Tuesday Oct. 4, from 3:30-4:30

Jar o MonstersPark Branch Library at Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Pat for a fun after school craft. Decorate wooden spoons for Halloween. This program is for ages 5-9 years old, and all supplies are provided by the library.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

Musical Storytime with Marylee
Wednesday Oct.19, at 10am

MaryleePark Branch Library at Mission and Sixth

Join Marylee for a musical storytime. This program is for babies and toddlers, but preschoolers are welcome too.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

Family Fun Pumpkin Decorating
Thursday Oct. 20, from 3:30-4:30 

Pumpkin FacesPark Branch Library at Mission and Sixth

We will be providing pumpkins and materials to decorate them. Make your
very own pumpkin! All materials provided by the library. Fun for the whole family!

For more information call us at 624-4664.

 

Drawing with Dante Rondo
Friday Oct. 21, from 3:15-4:30

Dante RondoPark Branch Library at 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 provided by the library. This program is for ages 9-14 years old.

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


Steam Saturday with Miss Myah 
Saturday Oct.22, from 1:30-2:30

SteamPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Myah as she does a cool science experiment. This program is for kindergarten through 5th grades. All materials are supplied by the library. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

For more events see our calendar.

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