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


FILM NIGHT with the Library
Parent & Teacher Lecture Series

Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South

Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Carmel Performing Arts Center at Carmel High School

Pre-film talk, “Bridging Art, Science and Humanities through Digital Filmmaking,” by Director and Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Dena Seidel


Local History Talk
Henry Meade Williams
Local History Lecture Series
Sponsored by the Frank & Eva Buck Foundation & Robert & Lacy Buck
Ian Martin
Famed Architect: Charles Sumner Greene & the Carmel Years

Tue, Feb 17, 2016 at 7 pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center


Donor Salute

Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 3pm
Main Library


Parent & Teacher Lecture Series

Author, Athlete & Internationally Renowned Speaker, Brie Mathers
Love the Skin You Are In: Inspiring Young Girls & Women

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 7 pm
Carmel Performing Arts Center at Carmel High School 

POP-Sci Edition
Presented by Carmel Public Library Foundation
Proceeds from the event benefit the Carmel Public Library
Bestselling Author Mary Roach
In conversation with Science Friday’s Ira Flatow
Thurs, Apr 7, 2016
7:00 PM Wine Tasting & Book Sale and Signing (wine tasting included with ticket)
8:00 PM Program
Tickets: $55 (Ticket price includes Wine Tasting; no additional fees)
Get ready for an irreverent evening of science on the wild side as bestselling author Mary Roach takes the stage in conversation with Science Friday’s radio talk show host and executive producer, Ira Flatow.
Mary’s writing has been published in multiple languages all over the world and appears regularly in National Geographic, Outside, Wired, and the New York Times Magazine.
Ira’s show, “Brain Fun for Curious People,” heard by more than 2 million people each week, airs on nearly 400 public radio stations throughout the United States, including our local station 90.3 KAZU, National Public Radio for the Monterey Bay area, a community service of CSU Monterey Bay.

NationalParks-cover_244p   Community Night with the Library

Naturalist & Photographer Ian Shive
The National Parks:  An American Legacy, Celebrating 100 Years of National Park Service

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 7 pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel

TrueCost-244p   FILM NIGHT with the Library

Parent & Teacher Lecture Series
The True Cost

Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Carmel Performing Arts Center at Carmel High School

About the Film
Who pays the cost for your clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading fashion influencers, The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film and unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

“A portrait of exploitation.” —Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Community Night With the Library
NASA Astronaut & Aeronautical Engineer
Daniel W. Bursch
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 7 pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel

Community Night With the Library
Matt Ritter, Professor Biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
California & The BIG Trees Among Us
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7 pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel


Sterling Circle Reception

Sun, Jun 19,2016 at 3 pm


My library matters to me.

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 beginning in Fall of 2015! Meanwhile, enjoy the summer . . . and take along a great book!

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