Raise a Glass at the Chocolate & Wine Benefit!
Celebrate with us as we gather virtually for the 16th annual Chocolate & Wine benefit! There are just a few Gift Bags left — but everyone can support this Feb. 27 fundraiser by registering, even if you miss out on the goodie bags… just bring your own drinks and treats and join the party! With KSBW meteorologist Gina DeVecchio as MC, and a local celebrity Chef, you’ll see behind MPL’s closed doors…find out about “Let’s Learn!” opportunities, and be one of the first to hear about the Monterey Learns! campaign. Registration is open at Invest in MPL.
2nd Annual Local History Slam!
April 10 from 10 am - 4 pm
Interested in presenting? Sign up to give a virtual 10–15 minute presentation by sending your idea to Emily Gottlieb at emily@westernflyer.org by March 15. Cash awards for the most creative, informative entries on a local history topic! For more information or to register, visit History Slam.
Winter Reading through March 9!
Winter is the perfect time for families to enjoy reading together. Pick up your reading log at the Monterey Public Library, and track your reading time. When you have read for six hours total, return your log to the curbside door to pick out your free prize book! This program is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Monterey.
Ms. Orquidea’s Read & Sing Storytime
Saturday, March 13
Let’s sing songs and read some stories! Join one of Ms. Orquidea’s monthly live Storytime sessions on Zoom. Especially for ages 18 months to 5 years. Register here for the next program on March 13.

Drop-in Mindfulness Practice
Pause mid-day, mid-week with a gently guided mindfulness meditation session. All levels of experience welcome, led by experienced volunteer practitioners. For more information see mindfulness meditation

Wednesdays, 12:15 - 12:45 pm
State of the Library 2021
Monterey Public Library
California’s First Public Library ~ established 1849
If you missed February's first-ever State of the Library program, a presentation that included Library & Museums Director Inga Waite, Library Board of Trustees Chair Marsha Moroh, and MPL Friends & Foundation President Diane de Lorimier, you can catch the 58-minute recording here. We received many questions before, during, and after the presentation, and if you’d like to receive a copy of the written Q&A, please email perna@Monterey.org.
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