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Upcoming Programs

Medicare logoMedicare Basics
Monday 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. No reservation required.

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

The Foodie Edtion
Save the Date!
The Foodie Edition
Wednesday, May 17

6 pm • Reception for Sponsors, Benefactors and VIP Guests*
7 pm • Wine Tasting & Book Sale   |   8 pm •  Program, followed by book signing

A benefit for the Carmel Public Library Foundation featuring celebrity chefs and international bestselling food writers Nancy Silverton, Ruth Reichl and Evan Kleiman.
If you have an appetite for great food you won’t want to miss this scrumptiously delicious Foodie Event, starting with a variety of Monterey County wines on the Sunset Center patio and personally autographed cookbooks, followed by an evening of culinary delight on the Sunset Center stage.

Order your tickets now!
Sunset Center Auditorium, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

Teen Lounge First Thursdays
Next meetup: March 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 & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323


Computer helpFirst and Third Saturday eBook and Computer help
Saturdays, March 4 & 18, drop in between 1 & 3 PM

 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


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?

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.


After School is Cool Craft
Tuesday March 7, from 3:30-4:30

Park Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

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

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Musical Storytime with Stephanie Brown
Wednesday March 8, at 10 AM

Stephanie BrownPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Miss Stephanie will be here for a lively musical storytime. She will also be bringing her violin! This program is for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Steam Thursday with Bud Smith
Thursday, March 16, from 3:30-4:30 PM

Steam ThursdayPark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Bud Smith, the science teacher at All Saints, will be here leading an experiment for ages 9 through 14 years old. All materials are supplied by the library. Stay tuned for more details about the science experiment you will be doing.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Steam Saturday with Miss Myah
Saturday March 25, from 1:30-2:30 PM
Steam Saturday

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

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


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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