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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Baby and Toddler Sto
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10 am (Wednesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 17, March 2, 9, 16 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, )
Come join us at the Park Branch Library on Mission and Sixth Street. Miss Grace will read stories to the little ones.  We will also sing songs, learn finger plays and rhymes, and have fun for a half an hour.  After story time is over, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.  Story time is held Weekly, September through May.  Call 831-624-4664 with any questions. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Local History Talk F
Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 17,7:00 pm

Photojournalist Ian Martin talks about famed architect Charles Sumner Green and his arts and craft homes built in Carmel in the1920's.  Charles Greene and his brother Henry brought a new way of artistic craftsmanship to buildings and furnishings in the 20th century.

Questions? Call 831-624-7323

  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
DRAWING WITH DANTE
Park Branch - Youth Services
Friday, Feb. 19,3:15 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.  Colored pencils and pastels are also available.   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 Kids Library.
Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 20, 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.
MaryLee Sunseri Musi
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Feb. 24,10:00 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 Kids Library.
Lucky Charm Box Craf
Park Branch - Youth Services
Tuesday, Mar. 1,3:30 - 4:30 pm
Make your own Shamrock Box or Oval Shaped Box for your St. Patrick's Day celebration.  This is a fun art activity for kids.   They can add their own paint, foam shapes, stickers and other embellishments. The finished products make lovely keepsake boxes in which to keep your lucky charms!  
  Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Baby and Toddler Sto
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Mar. 2, 10 am (Wednesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 17, March 2, 9, 16 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, )
Come join us at the Park Branch Library on Mission and Sixth Street. Miss Grace will read stories to the little ones.  We will also sing songs, learn finger plays and rhymes, and have fun for a half an hour.  After story time is over, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.  Story time is held Weekly, September through May.  Call 831-624-4664 with any questions. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Baby and Toddler Sto
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 10 am (Wednesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 17, March 2, 9, 16 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, )
Come join us at the Park Branch Library on Mission and Sixth Street. Miss Grace will read stories to the little ones.  We will also sing songs, learn finger plays and rhymes, and have fun for a half an hour.  After story time is over, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.  Story time is held Weekly, September through May.  Call 831-624-4664 with any questions. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
The Literary Genius:
Teen Lounge at the Main Library
Saturday, Mar. 12,2-3 pm
Author Robin Gregory will lead teens in this creative writing workshop, focusing on creating characters we want others to care about.   Bring a writing tablet, a pen or pencil, and your imagination.
Baby and Toddler Sto
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Mar. 16, 10 am (Wednesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 17, March 2, 9, 16 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, )
Come join us at the Park Branch Library on Mission and Sixth Street. Miss Grace will read stories to the little ones.  We will also sing songs, learn finger plays and rhymes, and have fun for a half an hour.  After story time is over, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.  Story time is held Weekly, September through May.  Call 831-624-4664 with any questions. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Main Library
Saturday, Mar. 19, 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.
Chef Todd from Tarpy
Park Branch - Youth Services
Monday, Mar. 21,3:30 to 4:30 pm
Chef Todd will be coming to talk about the science of food preparation and what it is like to be a chef.  This presentation is for students 9 to 14 years old.  Please call to sign up for this event at 831-624-4664. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Parent & Teacher Lec
Carmel High School Performing Art Center
Tuesday, Mar. 22,7:00 pm
Presented by
Brie Mathers - Author, Athlete & Internationally Renowed Speaker

Brie Matters speaks to girls and young women, their families and teachers, about disordered eating and leading authentic lives.

Questions? Call 831-624-2811


  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
Miss Stephanie from
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Mar. 23,10:00 am

Enjoy the captivating violin music played by Miss Stephanie. Talented Miss Stephanie will lead your babies and preschool children through rhythmic movement, scarf play, and pure joyous musical expression. Enhance your child’s life through early exposure to music-making.

Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Baby and Toddler Sto
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Mar. 30, 10 am (Wednesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 17, March 2, 9, 16 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, )
Come join us at the Park Branch Library on Mission and Sixth Street. Miss Grace will read stories to the little ones.  We will also sing songs, learn finger plays and rhymes, and have fun for a half an hour.  After story time is over, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.  Story time is held Weekly, September through May.  Call 831-624-4664 with any questions. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
eBook Help
Main Library
Saturday, Apr. 2, 1-3 pm
The library offers assistance with all of our digital resources- eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines and movies. 

Be prepared with your:

  • device
  • Device login and password
  • library card number and PIN
Drop in between 1 and 3 pm for assistance.
Park Branch - Youth Services
Tuesday, Apr. 5,3:30 to 4:30 pm
More Details to Come. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Baby and Toddler Sto
Park Branch - Youth Services
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 10 am (Wednesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 17, March 2, 9, 16 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, )
Come join us at the Park Branch Library on Mission and Sixth Street. Miss Grace will read stories to the little ones.  We will also sing songs, learn finger plays and rhymes, and have fun for a half an hour.  After story time is over, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.  Story time is held Weekly, September through May.  Call 831-624-4664 with any questions. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Kids Library.
Sunset Center Auditorium
Thursday, Apr. 7,7:00 pm

POP Sci Edition, a conversation with Mary Roach.

Wine Tasting & Book Sale - 7:00 pm
Program - 8:00 pm

Questions? Call 831-624-2811





  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
Community Night with
Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Wednesday, Apr. 13
Presented by
Ian Shive -
Naturalist & Photographer

Celebrate the 100th year history of our beautiful national parks system by joining nature photographer Ian Shive who recently authored a stunnning new book.

Questions Call 831-624-2811

  Sponsored by Carmel Public Library Foundation.
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