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October 18, 2023 – 7PM

Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center
Community Night with the Library
Your Personal Carbon Footprint
By Dr. C. Michael Hogan

How many tons (yes, tons!) of carbon are we personally responsible for emitting each year? Learn about Your Personal Carbon Footprint, with Dr. C. Michael Hogan, CEO of the California Arts and Sciences Institute and authority on U.S. energy policy, as he takes us on an interactive journey of the impact our lifestyle has on the overall environmental crisis. By measuring our behavioral choices including food consumption, transportation choices, gardening preferences, use of electronic devices, and financial decisions, we can all play a more proactive role in the carbon emissions cycle, and our overall ecological and biological health system.

Dr. Hogan is renowned for his peer reviewed work and research, which focuses on biological, physical, ecological and environmental expertise. Such research includes development and calibration of the first air quality line source model for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as working with groundwater mapping in Monterey County for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Hogan received a PhD in physics from Stanford University and BS from Princeton University.

November 16, 2023

Community Night with the Library
Cultural Architect: Leading A Movement of Growth in the Arts
with Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Poet Laureate
7:00 PM, Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center

Join the City of Oakland’s first and current Poet Laureate Dr. Ayodele Nzinga for a poetry reading and thought provoking discussion on the importance of fostering a city’s cultural arts center.

December 8, 2023

Holiday Family Fun Day at the Kid’s Library
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Carmel Public Library, Park Branch Children’s Library

Celebrate with us at our Holiday Family Fun Day at the Kid’s Library. Share the joy of the season with arts and crafts, yummy treats and happy kids!

January 11, 2024

Community Night with the Library
When Brains Meet Buildings
with Neuroscientist Michael A. Arbib
7:00 PM, Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center

Discover the intersection of architecture and neuroscience with Professor, Author and Neuroscientist Michael A. Arbib.

February 22, 2024

Community Night with the Library
I.M. Pei and the Making of Modern America
by Michael Cannell
7:00 PM, Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center

Join author and former Time reporter and NY Times editor, Michael Cannell, as he recalls I.M. Pei, a master’s life and career, in conversation with USA Today correspondent Marco della Cava.

March 10, 2024

Donor Salute
3:00-5:00 PM, Harrison Memorial Library

March 20, 2024

Henry Meade Williams
Local History Lecture Series
Sponsored by the Frank & Eva Buck Foundation and Robert & Lacy Buck
Kipp Stewart Artist, Designer and Architect
7:00 PM, Carmel Women’s Club

Join the Carmel Public Library Foundation in collaboration
with the American Institute of Architects, Monterey Bay, in honoring the life and legacy of beloved local artist, designer
and architect Kipp Stewart.

Spring 2024

Annual Fundraiser – Edition TBD
Sunset Center, Carmel

Please note dates and events are subject to change. Additional events may be added.


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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