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February 2018

Community Night with the Library
Sheila Bowman, Seafood Watch Manager of Culinary Initiatives & Matt Beaudin, Executive Chef, Monterey Bay Aquarium     
Aquaculture Sustainability: Farm It – Catch It – Eat It
Wed, Feb 28, 2018
Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center                                                                                                          
There are many ways we enjoy the ocean…and many ways we can help preserve it. One of the major impacts we humans have on ocean wildlife is the seafood we eat and the ways we catch and farm it. The good news is that we can reduce our impact while still enjoying some of our favorite seafood. Join us to learn the latest information and tips for being a savvy seafood consumer and enjoy some delicious and sustainable treats. Even if you think you know about sustainable seafood, you’re sure to learn something new during this peek behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.


March 2018


Donor Salute
Sun, Mar 4, 3 pm
Harrison Memorial Library, Carmel


Community Night with the Library
Author & Historian Douglas Smith
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 7pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center

Douglas Smith is an award-winning historian and translator whose works have been translated into a dozen languages.  He has written five books on Russia and his latest book, Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs, was published in November 2016 in the US and the UK. The most complete biography ever written, Rasputin draws on long-lost documents from archives in seven different countries to overturn many of the old myths about the infamous Russian mystic, presenting Rasputin in a fascinating new light. Publishers Weekly calls it “Monumental and soul-shaking … written with a Dostoevskian flair for noir and obsession.” Please join Douglas Smith for a riveting exploration and comprehensive perspective on a notoriously misunderstood historic icon, Rasputin.


Community Night with the Library
Author & Historian, Janey Bennett

Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 7pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center

The 40-some houses Mark Mills designed in his career are tucked into the forests and among the coastal rocks from Big Sur north and across the Monterey Peninsula. Many people have no idea they are here.   Mills’ early houses incorporated the techniques and materials he had used while he apprenticed to Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin. As he grew as an artist, his houses pushed the limits of designs of wooden trusses and he invented new ways of forming thin-shell concrete structures.  His was truly an architecture of the imagination. 
Janey Bennett has created a book of thoughtful text and brilliant photography reviewing Mark Mills’ work. The Fantastic Seashell of the Mind: The Architecture of Mark Mills  was published summer 2017 by ORO Editions. Please join Janey for a compelling look into the work of one of the most creative architects of our area and how his designs continue to remain both intriguing and relevant.


Discovering Gaston

“I grew up in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We never had a public library. My children are extremely lucky to have the Carmel Public Library. As a parent my heart soars with pride as I think of my 4 year old naming his pet, after a book he fell in love with during one of his library visits.”
—Gleidy Wetzel, Mother of three, Grateful Patron

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