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Teen Photo Contest
entries due November 16

We are holding our 7th Annual Teen Photography Contest.  The theme of the photo contest this year is FRIENDSHIP.  Any teen between the ages of 13 and 18 who attends school in Monterey County can enter the contest.   Interested teens should submit one original photo about FRIENDSHIP by the contest deadline of November 16, 2018.  Photos can either be dropped off as an unmatted 8” x 10” print at the Reference Desk at the Main Library on Ocean & Lincoln, or emailed as a JPEG or TIF with a minimum size of 900 x 720 pixels to  All p

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eBook and Computer Help
Every first and third Saturday from 1-3 PM

The library offers drop-in assistance with eBooks and audiobooks, and help with questions on using your phone, tablet or laptop on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 1 to 3 PM. Be prepared with your:

  • library card number and PIN
  • device
  • device login and password

Reference Room of the Main Library, corner of Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Street.

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Baby and Toddler Storytime with Miss Grace

Babies and toddler are welcome to storytime every Wednesday morning at 10am. Hear stories, do activities, and enjoy fingerplays. Afterwards we gather at the craft tables for socializing. This storytime is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome too.

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Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions
Henry Meade Williams Local History Lecture, sponsored by the Frank & Eva Buck Foundation and Robert & Lacy Buck

Frank Lloyd Wright, the creator of New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, a house over a waterfall, is universally regarded as the greatest American architect who ever lived. In her new book, Wright on Exhibit, Kathryn Smith charts Frank Lloyd Wright’s rise and fall and rise again in a revealing exposition of how Wright refused to be forgotten and what he did step by step to attract the admiration of millions of Americans, not to mention the Europeans and Japanese.  Smith will devote special attention to one of Wright’s most dramatic houses by the water, the Mrs.

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Pizza Dough Tossing with Pizza My Heart

Justin Wadstein of Pizza My Heart will be demonstrating pizza dough tossing! He will also be bringing yummy pizza. This program is for ages 9 through 14 years old. Please pre-register by calling us at 831-624-4664.

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Staff Pick

Educated: a Memoir
Tara Westover

An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival and success. Tara Westover was the youngest of 7 siblings, who didn’t see the inside of a classroom until she was 17. Her father, a religious fanatic and survivalist, isolated his children from any outside influences. 

Tara manged to escape from her solitary, abusive environment and eventually earned a PhD from Cambridge University.