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Baby & Toddler Storytime
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10:00 am (Wedn., Sept. 3, 10, 17, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 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.

Cheese Please
Cheese Please
Park Branch - Youth Services
Thursday, Oct. 23, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Kent Torrey from the Cheese Shop will do a presentation about cheese. After the presentation, we will be sampling some of the different types of cheese from his store. This program is for students ages 9 - 14 years.

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

Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Community Night with
Community Night with Library - The Curious Cook : The Science & Lore of the Kitchen
Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:00 pm

Author Harold McGee "The Curious Cook: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen"  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.

  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
Miss Sarah of Kinder
Miss Sarah of Kinderjam
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10:00 am

A fun program of music, movement, & learning led by Miss Sarah. KinderJam® is a fun, new, exciting, and high-energy Early Childhood Education learning program that emphasizes the kinesthetic and tactile learning of pre-academic and academic skills concepts. Kinesthetic learning is "learning by doing" and tactile learning is "learning by touching". Our classes are designed to engage children ranging from birth to 8 years old. 

Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
First Saturday E-boo
First Saturday E-book help
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 1, 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.
After School is Cool! Craft Program
Park Branch - Youth Services
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Come make your very own Thanksgiving Turkey decoration.  All supplies are provided by the Park Branch Library. This craft program is for children from 5 years old to 9 years old.

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 10:00 am (Wedn., Sept. 3, 10, 17, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 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
First Wednesday E-book help
Main Library
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 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.
Community Night with
Community Night with Library - The Stanford Family Legacy
Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:00 pm

Daniel Hartwig, Stanford University Archivist, The Stanford Family Legacy.  In 1876, former California Governor Leland Stanford purchased 650 acres for his Palo Alto Stock Farm.  Fifteen years later, Stanford University opened its doors.  Join Hartwig for an evening of history and storytelling about the Stanford family and the Golden Age of California.

  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 10:00 am (Wedn., Sept. 3, 10, 17, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 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 Musical Story time
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10 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 Kids Library.

Drawing Class With D
Drawing Class With Dante
Park Branch - Local History
Friday, Nov. 21, 3:15 to 4:30 pm

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 materials and instruction are provided by the library. This class will be at the Park Branch Library; Mission & Sixth, Carmel. This class is for Ages 9 to 14. Please call Miss Pat to Sign Up @ 624-4664 or to answer any questions.

Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10:00 am (Wedn., Sept. 3, 10, 17, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 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.

Gingerbread House Pi
Gingerbread House Picture Frame Magnet Craft
Park Branch - Youth Services
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Come make this fun and decorative Gingerbread House Picture Frame Magnet Craft.  Great to display your favorite Christmas photo and also makes a great gift for friends and family. This craft is for ages 5 to 9 years old. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Library.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 10:00 am (Wedn., Sept. 3, 10, 17, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 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
First Wednesday E-book help
Main Library
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 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.
Gingerbread Making F
Gingerbread Making Fundraiser at the Hofsas House
Hofsas House Hotel at San Carlos & 4th ave., Carmel
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:30 am or 1:30 pm

Create a gingerbread house to take home and display throughout the holidays.  Children will receive one gingerbread making kit, hot cidar and a cookie for a $20.00 donation to the Carmel Library Foundation. 

Adults that want to attend will receive a glass of wine, gourmet cheese and a fruit tray for a $10.00 donation to the Carmel Library Foundation.

* Limited reservation available.  Call Carrie at the Hofsas House  (831) 624-2745 to make a reservation.




  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
First Saturday E-boo
First Saturday E-book help
Main Library
Saturday, Dec. 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.
Family Fun Puppet Show
Park Branch - Youth Services
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1:30 pm
Join us for a Holiday version of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" presented by the PuppetArt Theater.  This program promises to be fun for the whole family. For information call us at 624-4664. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.

Local History Talk -
Local History Talk - Films Made in Carmel
Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:00 pm

Hundreds of films have been made in Monterey County: National Velvet, Doctor Doolittle, Lassie Come Home, The Graduate, Vertigo, and more.  Join Doug Lumsdem of Monterey Movie Tours for entertaining stories about Hollywood history in our own backyard.


  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
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