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Cannery Row Days

This year is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Steinbeck’s masterpiece, Cannery Row (1945). This little novel, written immediately after Steinbeck returned from a journalistic assignment overseas during World War II, captures life in 1930s Monterey as well as the ecological vision of Steinbeck and his friend Edward F. Ricketts. Cannery Row celebrates community; Steinbeck’s model was the intertidal.

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Ongoing Programs for Kids & Adults

Check out ongoing programs from your local public libraries!

Find regular programs for kids, teens and adults, and be sure to follow your libraries on social media to see what else we’re up to.

Having problems reaching a listed program? Call us at 831-624-4629 or email us at

The programs calendar will be updated as offerings change.

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Emergency Preparedness Workshop: Staying Informed

Learn the Basics: 3 Easy Steps to Prepare for an Emergency

Join us for a free emergency preparedness workshop where you’ll learn about possible emergencies that could happen in your community, how to create an emergency communication plan, where to find local information on COVID-19, and more.

Call 831-655-1334 to register.

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Celebrate Carmel’s Birthday: Pumpkins on Parade

Join us in celebrating Carmel’s 104th Birthday with Pumpkins on Parade!

Pick up your free pumpkin on Thursday, October 23 at Carmel Farmers’ Market.

Decorate your pumpkin, your home, business, kids and/or dogs in best Halloween style. Let your creativity run wild! The more outrageous the decorations, the better.

Put your pumpkin on display for all to see and admire, and share it on social media with the tags #CarmelPumpkinParade and #CarmelPublicLibrary.

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