EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please visit the Library’s website for a listing of all events.

   

September 2017

 

Parent-Teacher Lecture Series
Dr. Adriana Galván
Insight into the Teenage Brain:
The Neurobiology Underlying Characteristic Teenage Behavior

Tue, Sep 5th at 6:30 pm
Carmel High School Performing Art Center

3600 Ocean Avenue, at the intersection of
Highway 1 & Ocean Avenue in Carmel

Life is stressful for today’s teens who report they experience stress in patterns similar to adults, and during the school year report stress levels even higher than those reported by adults. Dr. Adriana Galván discusses the neurobiology underlying characteristic teenage behavior, with an emphasis on the effects of stress and sleep deprivation. She will present her most recent findings, and describe how to better help adolescents navigate the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood from a neurobiological research perspective. 

Adriana Galván, PhD. serves as the Director and Principal Investigator of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory with an expertise in adolescent brain development. Dr. Galvan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Brain Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Running Time: Approximately 60 minutes
Seating is first-come, first-served!
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Questions? Call (831) 624-2811


   

October 2017

 

Local History Lecture Series
Ben Heinrich
“Chasing Water” The Carmel River; How it beckoned the pioneers and shaped this region

Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center

Longtime local avid historian, Ben Heinrich has been fascinated with the Carmel River and how it impacted this region.  Join Ben as he takes us through historic events, from the Essalen Indians, to the Spanish Discoveries and the more recent influence of Charles Crocker and S.F.B. Morse.  “Chasing Water” looks at the Rio Carmelo, who controlled it and how it shaped the Monterey Peninsula.


   

November 2017

 
Community Night with the Library
Leslie Berlin
TROUBLEMAKERS: The Story of Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age 
 
Wed, Nov 8, 2017
Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center
 
In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic—were born.
Join historian Leslie Berlin as she presents The Troublemakers, the gripping tale of six exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s and how they worked together across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world.

   

December 2017

 
Hofsas House Hotel Celebrates The Holidays
Gingerbread Making Fundraiser
Benefiting The Carmel Public Library Foundation
 
Sat, Dec 9, 2017
10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hofsas House, Meeting room poolside
San Carlos & 4th Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea
 
You are invited to celebrate the holidays with our 6th Annual Fundraiser for the Carmel
Public Library Foundation with Gingerbread Making for the entire family. 
 
Create a gingerbread house to take home and display throughout the holidays. Children will receive one gingerbread making kit, hot cider and a cookie for a $25 donation to the Carmel Public Library Foundation.
 
Adults that want to attend will receive a glass of wine or sparkling wine or mimosa from a local winery and can enjoy a gourmet cheese and fruit tray for a $10 donation to the Carmel Public Library Foundation. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased for a $5.00 donation.
 
Cost: $25 per gingerbread house which includes a cookie with hot chocolate or coee. Adults may purchase a glass of wine with small bites for $10.
 
Reservations: Limited reservations available. Contact Carrie at (831) 624-2745 or carrie@HofsasHouse.com to make a reservation.

   

January 2018

 

Community Night with the Library
Bonnie Irwin

Women and the Veil in the Muslim World: Oppression or Empowerment?

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

Historically, veiling is a tradition that is common to all the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. One need look no further than the traditional bridal veil to see the remnants of what was once a common practice of modesty. Given that only traces of the tradition remain in Christianity and Orthodox Judaism, we most often associate veiling with Islam today, and many Americans misunderstand why veiling is prevalent in the Middle East and why a woman might choose to wear a veil.  Dr. Irwin will explore how the complexities of veiling in Islamic societies vary within religious, cultural, and political contexts and in comparison to the traditions of veiling in Muslim-American communities.


   

February 2018

 

Local History Lecture
Kevin Sabram
The Fight for Point Lobos

Wed, Feb 7, 2018
Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center
 
During the 1920s, people who loved Point Lobos began to worry about its future. They feared the Point would be forever lost to development. These fears were not unfounded. This set up a ten year battle to acquire and preserve Point Lobos for the generations to come. Many well-known conservationists became involved in this project. But this is also the story of one woman who had been all but forgotten. Yet the impact of her work on the Reserve we know today cannot be understated. Please join Docent Historian Kevin Shabram of the Point Lobos Foundation, on a journey through this battle for conservation.
     
 
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

   

Community Night with the Library
Speaker 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.


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As a child, I got my real education at the library. As an adult, the library continues to open doors to wonderment, enjoyment and achievement.  As a grandparent, I nurture the potential of the next generation for an intelligent, inspired, empathic world. I can’t imagine living in a community without an excellent library.
 
Watch for upcoming programs and events! Meanwhile, enjoy the summer . . . and take along a great book!
     
   

Check our website frequently for more Carmel Public Library Foundation Annual programs. You may also choose to receive emails about our upcoming programs by providing your email address to (831) 624-2811 or adonohue@carmelpubliclibraryfoundation.org

 

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