All programs will be presented online unless otherwise indicated.


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


November 18, 2020 – 7pm

Fireside Chat at the Library – Online Program
Read-In for Social Justice
Dr. Andrew Drummond


Come share a book or reading that has had a major influence on your perspective regarding social justice and equity. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Andrew Drummond, Interim Dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, California State University Monterey Bay.

December 4-5, 2020

9th Annual (Virtual) Gingerbread Making Fundraiser for the Carmel Public Library Foundation

Create a gingerbread house at home and display throughout the holidays. Children will receive one gingerbread making kit and an individually wrapped to-go cookie as well as a special goodie bag, for a $25 donation to the Carmel Public Library Foundation.

Pick-Up your gingerbread house on Friday, Dec. 4th between 1-4 pm at Hofsas House at San Carlos and 4th Ave at Carmel-by-the-Sea (lower parking lot by the poolside). Masks required and social distancing will be observed.

Virtual decorating will take place at your home on Saturday, December 5th. Limited to 56 Gingerbread houses.

Enter to win a prize! Click for details and reserve your gingerbread house today through Eventbrite!

December 9, 2020 – 7pm

Local History Lecture Series
How the Bach Festival Began – Online Program
Author and Historian David Gordon

Musician, Author, Historian David Gordon reveals the story of two visionaries, Dene Denny & Hazel Waltrous who inspired art, music and theater as well as the Bach Festival in Carmel during the 1930’s.

January 21, 2021 – 7pm

Fireside Chat at the Library – Online Program
Same Storm, Different Boat 

Come and engage with a multi-generational panel as they explore the various impacts of Covid-19 and coping mechanisms that are associated with distance learning, economic shifts, and social isolation.

April 2021

CPLF Annual Fundraiser
The Presidential Edition with American Historian and Best-Selling author, Douglas Brinkley

Stay tuned for more details.

June 2021

Cozy Read-A-Book Bash – Online Program 

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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