December 1st is #GivingTuesday. And though it lasts only 24 hours, the wave of generosity it creates will continue to resonate long into the future.

Philanthropy is the act of giving to make a difference for others, and your gift to the Monterey Public Library Friends & Foundation has a multiplier effect, touching our community for years to come.

To make a gift to support the MPL Friends & Foundation's Monterey County Gives! initiative, A Care Package for Learning and Teaching at Home, please visit their website. The MPL Friends & Foundation will receive your full gift plus a prorated share of matching funds based on total donations made during the campaign.
Library Programs
Read and Sing With Miss Orquidea

Let's sing songs and read some stories this holiday weekend! Join a live storytime with Miss Orquidea on Zoom this Saturday morning. Register in advance online. We will send you a Zoom link one hour before the program begins. (Make sure to register before 9:30 am on Saturday morning.) Especially for 18 months to 5 years, but all ages are welcome!

Saturday, November 28
10:30 - 11:30 am

If you miss this program, or want to sing and read some more, visit our Kids page for recorded storytimes with Miss Orquidea that you can watch anytime. A new storytime is available every Friday.
Upcoming Fundraiser
A Novel Afternoon With Alka Joshi
Love the book? Meet the author! Set in India in the 1950s, local author Alka Joshi's eloquent novel The Henna Artist was selected for Reese Witherspoon's book club, and has remained an Amazon bestseller 8 weeks running. Join the Friends & Foundation for this special afternoon with the author, a fundraiser for the Monterey Public Library.

Register to receive a Zoom link and invitation. Tickets are $25.00.

Saturday, December 5
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Library Holiday Closures

Sidewalk and Reference Service will be closed Thursday - Saturday, December 24, 25 & 26,
and on Friday, January 1, 2021.

We wish you and your loved ones a safe holiday season filled with peace, joy and love!

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