Carmel Public Library Foundation continues its mission to keep the library open, relevant and thriving. Our task has become more challenging because public funding has been drastically cut and library usage has risen to an all-time high.
100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment and services are funded through private contributions.

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Community Night with the Library
Dr. Bonnie Irwin
Women and the Veil in the Muslim World: Oppression or Empowerment?

Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 7pm Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center MORE…


The Travel Edition – Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A lively conversation in the serendipity of cross-cultural travel


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”.


Tickets now available from Sunset Center – get yours today!




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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!