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Celebrate Banned Books Week September 23-29, 2018
Check out the displays at the Main Library and the Park Branch. See more...

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available.

Library Event

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 lwalling@ci.carmel.ca.us.  All p

Library Event

Drawing with Dante Rondo

Dante Rondo will be teaching a drawing class for ages 9 through 14 years old. All materials are supplied by the library. Please pre-register by calling us at 831-624-4664.

Library Event

Musical Storytime with Miss Stephanie

Miss Stephanie will be here with her violin for a lively musical storytime. This storytime is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome too.

For Kids

Steam Saturday with Miss Myah

Miss Myah is the science teacher at River School, and she will be leading cool experiments. Stay tuned for more information. This Steam program is for ages 5-9 years old, and all materials are supplied by the library.

Stream & Download Browse through our library of streaming content.

Staff Pick

This Boy’s Life : A Memoir
Tobias Wolff

This Boy’s Life is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read pick. Tobias Wolff will be speaking at the Carmel Woman’s club on October 4. In this unforgettable and award winning memoir, the author introduces us to his younger self — tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning.  An engaging conversation that raises awareness for the challenges youth face during adolescence.