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The mission of the Carmel Public Library Foundation is to keep the library open, relevant and thriving and to ensure free library service in perpetuity by providing funding for 100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment and services.

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Join authors and Travel Writers Pico Iyer and Don George at the Sunset Center April 24 and support your Carmel Public Library!

General Admission & VIP Tickets available

Program, wine tasting and book sale and signing and more…

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The Travel Edition – Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A lively conversation in the serendipity of cross-cultural travel


Tickets now available from Sunset Center – get yours today!


The Trip of a Lifetime! Join Pico Iyer and Don George, dear friends and acclaimed travel writers for an engaging conversation rich with stories and observations from around and abroad.


Pico Iyer, touted by Outside magazine as arguably the world’s greatest living travel writer is an esteemed travel writer, essayist and novelist – renowned for his literary and cultural commentary. His TedTalks have garnered over 3 Million views!


Don George, “…best-selling author and writer, regarded by many as the preeminent travel writer of his generation.” —Christopher Elliott. Don is a consummate travel writer, editor-at-large and columnist for National Geographic Traveler, and editor of BBC Travel’s “Words and Wanderlust”.



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Reduced public funding has become the “new normal” for libraries everywhere. The Carmel Public Library has pioneered a variety of public-private partnerships. Working together with the city, businesses, foundations, and particularly, our generous donors, we secure the library’s ranking as one of the finest public libraries in California. CLICK here to donate!