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Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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The Mystery Edition with Jeffery Deaver, Elizabeth George and John Lescroart, a fundraising benefit.
Author's jacket coversThurs, Apr 24

7 PM Wine Tasting & Book Signing (wine tasting included with ticket)
8 PM  Program
Sunset Center, San Carlos St. at 9th, Carmel
Tickets, $55. Make your reservations now!

Held in the beautiful Sunset Center Theater, Mystery Edition features three bestselling and internationally acclaimed authors, Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, Elizabeth George.  They will engage in casual conversation about their published works, works in progress, their lives as writers, and the value of supporting community libraries.   Lovers of literature and the mystery genre will have an opportunity to meet with these writers at a wine tasting reception and book signing preceding their presentation.  Proceeds from the evening benefit the Carmel Public Library Foundation whose mission is to fund the Carmel Public Library, to keep the doors open and to maintain the library’s preeminence as a steward and cherished cultural institution on the Central Coast of California. 

Teen Game Day
Sat, Apr 26, 1-5 pm games

Teen Lounge, Main Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel

It's time to make some noise at the library!  Join us in the Teen Lounge for board games, pizza, cupcakes, and prizes.

Free. For more information call 624-7323.

First Saturday eBook Help
Saturday, May 3, anytime from 1-3 pm

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

The library offers drop-in assistance with Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks.

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

Book Club Meeting: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Tues, May 27, 6-7:30 pm

book cover River of Doubt

Local History Room, Branch Library, 6th & Mission, Carmel

Join us for a discussion of Candice Millard's The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.
All book club titles are available at Harrison (some are available in Large Print or as audio books).  You can also get copies at other libraries or at Amazon or another bookstore (all of the titles are available in paperback).  If you need assistance finding a copy of a book, please contact the reference desk at 624-7323.

For more information call 624-7323.

Friends of the Library accepting donations

The Friends are accepting book donations for their book sale to be held Aug. 7 to 9, which benefits the library. Book donations can be dropped off 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Sunset Center on the lower level, 10th Avenue and San Carlos Street. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort and price donated books. For information, call 224-4663.

Downloadable Films

IndieFlixIndieFlix streams award-winning films from festivals around the world. Our patrons now have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. You can also watch films on TV with a Roku device. All you need is your library card.

For more information call 624-7323.

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Ice Cream Social 
Tues, May 6th, 3:30-4:30

Park Branch Library, Sixth and Mission Street

Join Miss Grace and Miss Pat for ice cream! We are celebrating that Summer Reading is starting soon. Hosted by Stone Cold Creamery of Monterey. For all ages.

For more information call us at 624-4664

Special Guest Storytime: Miss Sarah from Kinderjam
Wed, May 21, 10am

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

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