Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

Main Branch

Park Branch

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Calendar
Join us for upcoming events, readings, and programs at Harrison Memorial Library! Most events are free and open to the public.
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Local History Talk -
Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 7:00 pm
Join Joann Semones, author of "Sea of Troubles, The Lost Ships of Point Sur" for a talk about shipwrecks and other interesting tales about the maritime history of the Central Coast.

  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 10:00 am (Wednesdays, April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6th, May 13th, May 27 10 am)
Join us for Storytime for infants and young preschoolers with Ms. Grace on Wednesday mornings. Have fun introducing your child to stories, finger play, & chants. This 30 minute program is followed with coloring and socializing.  We are located accross from the Devendorf Park on Mission & Sixth Street in Carmel.


  Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
First Saturday E-boo
Main Library
Saturday, May. 2, 1-3 pm
The library offers downloadable books for free from the Northern California Digital Library, and from Enki, but you may not know how to use them, or may have tried and had some trouble. Come for  help downloading e-books or e-audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, smartphone, or other device.
 
Be prepared with these items:
  • Your device
  • Your library card and PIN
  • Your Amazon ID & password, if using a Kindle or Kindle app, your Apple ID & password, if using an iPad, iPod or iPhone
Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
“May the Fourt
Park Branch - Youth Services
Monday, May. 4, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
International Star Wars day is May the Fourth.  (May the Force Be With You!)  Miss Michaela is hosting a Star Wars party for children up to 13 years old.  Families are also welcome!  There will be Star Wars crafts, activities, and treats.  Participating students are encouraged to dress up in Star Wars costumes.  For more information, call the Park Branch Library @ 624-4664. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library .
After School is Cool
Park Branch - Youth Services
Tuesday, May. 5, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Come make a "Lets Eat" Chalkboard using wooden spoons, forks, ribbon, and chalkboard.  Bon appetit!  Add your own tasty recipes.  This craft is for children ages 5 to 9 years old.  All materials are supplied by the Library. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, May. 6, 10:00 am (Wednesdays, April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6th, May 13th, May 27 10 am)
Join us for Storytime for infants and young preschoolers with Ms. Grace on Wednesday mornings. Have fun introducing your child to stories, finger play, & chants. This 30 minute program is followed with coloring and socializing.  We are located accross from the Devendorf Park on Mission & Sixth Street in Carmel.


  Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
First Wednesday E-bo
Main Library
Wednesday, May. 6, 5-7 pm
The library offers downloadable books for free from the Northern California Digital Library, and from Enki, but you may not know how to use them, or may have tried and had some trouble. Come for  help downloading e-books or e-audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, smartphone, or other device.
 
Be prepared with these items:
  • Your device
  • Your library card and PIN
  • Your Amazon ID & password, if using a Kindle or Kindle app, your Apple ID & password, if using an iPad, iPod or iPhone
Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
Local History Talk -
Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Tuesday, May. 12, 7:00 pm

Join historian Meg Clovis for a talk about the Lost Towns of Monterey County.

  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, May. 13, 10:00 am (Wednesdays, April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6th, May 13th, May 27 10 am)
Join us for Storytime for infants and young preschoolers with Ms. Grace on Wednesday mornings. Have fun introducing your child to stories, finger play, & chants. This 30 minute program is followed with coloring and socializing.  We are located accross from the Devendorf Park on Mission & Sixth Street in Carmel.


  Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
MaryLee Sunseri Musi
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, May. 20, 10:00 AM
MaryLee specializes in singing with her guitar and a musical spirit that gets audiences moving and singing along! She is an American Singer-Songwriter & Entertainer extraordinaire! This program is sure to entertain all children 5 years old and younger. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, May. 27, 10:00 am (Wednesdays, April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6th, May 13th, May 27 10 am)
Join us for Storytime for infants and young preschoolers with Ms. Grace on Wednesday mornings. Have fun introducing your child to stories, finger play, & chants. This 30 minute program is followed with coloring and socializing.  We are located accross from the Devendorf Park on Mission & Sixth Street in Carmel.


  Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
First Saturday E-boo
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 6, 1-3 pm
The library offers downloadable books for free from the Northern California Digital Library, and from Enki, but you may not know how to use them, or may have tried and had some trouble. Come for  help downloading e-books or e-audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, smartphone, or other device.
 
Be prepared with these items:
  • Your device
  • Your library card and PIN
  • Your Amazon ID & password, if using a Kindle or Kindle app, your Apple ID & password, if using an iPad, iPod or iPhone
Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
Coventry & Kaluza
Park Branch - Youth Services
Thursday, Jun. 11, 1:30 pm
Coventry & Kaluza are back to kick off our Summer Reading Program.  Coventry & Kaluza are world class artists.  They juggle, toss hula hoops, perform music, comedy, acrobatics - they do it all!  Get ready for this first class circus entertainment act.  This show promises to be lots of fun for all ages. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kid’s Library.
Banana Slug String B
Park Branch - Youth Services
Friday, Jun. 19, 1:30 pm
Come and groove to the music of the Banana Slug String Band.  The Banana Slug String Band integrates music, poetry, drama, and movement with hands-on science.  This event is Fun for all ages. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library .
Didgeridoo Down Unde
Park Branch - Youth Services
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 1:30 pm
Come enjoy this high-energy, Australia-themed show ...combining music, culture, science, puppetry, comedy, character building, ant-bullying, reading motivation, and audience participation!  For ages 3 & Up. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library .
Drawing With Dante
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
 This Art Program will feature musical instruments as a composition.  Students are always encouraged to explore their creativity.  All mediums such as graphite, pastels, and colored pencils are available.  This program is for students from 9 to 14 years old.  All material & instruction is provided by the Library.  Please call 831-624-4664 to sign up for this program. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library .
Park Branch - Youth Services
Friday, Jul. 10, 1:30 pm
Get ready for an intergenerational dance party! Building a community of learning and connection through beats, rhymes, and movement. Fun for the whole family. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
Bingo Schmingo Music
Park Branch - Youth Services
Friday, Jul. 17, 1:30 pm
Bingo Schmingo Music is a language based music program created by Kathleen Rushing. She sings and interacts with her audience, offering creative musical, language and social experiences to promote phonemic awareness, rhythm and rhyme. Bingo Schmingo Music is a lively presentation, full of interactive songs and stories and dances, suitable for ages 2 & Up.
  Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
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