Holiday Stories, Traditions, Feasts and Crafts
We invite you to come into the library in the next few days before holiday closure to stock up on books on family activities, food, music, classic tales, and more; then enjoy a long weekend.
Ring in the New Year
Looking for inspiration to start 2022? Visit MPL for information, tools, and encouragement to pursue your resolutions. From fitness and health to language learning, stress reduction, home repair, and financial management, MPL has a wealth of books and DVDs to choose from. Ask librarians about the free online courses we now offer through SkillShare, LinkedinLearning, Coursera, and more thanks to the California State Library. We are here to support you in your lifelong learning journey.
Clear Your Overdue Fines! During these last few days of December 2021, Monterey and Pacific Grove public libraries are accepting donations of non-perishable food as an option for payment of overdue fines. Food donations cannot be accepted for lost or damaged library materials. All food donations will be given to local food banks which are in particularly dire need this year. The food banks ask that food that is expired or in glass jars not be donated.
Literary Birthdays
* Jerry Pinkney, children's author, illustrator, December 22
* Henry Miller, American author, December 26
* Rudyard Kipling, British author, December 30
Jerry Pinkney
Mark Your Calendar... Ongoing & Upcoming
Sharon Randall Book Talk: Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation hosts former Monterey Herald columnist Sharon Randall signing her 2020 novel, The World and Then Some. Saturday, January 22 at 1:00 pm on the Library's upstairs Terrace. Author talks are open to all, complementary for MPL Friends members, $10 suggested donation. Upcoming in the series are authors Tony Drago and Peter Hiller.


Mindfulness Meditation: Wednesday session of online meditation is canceled for December 29. See you in 2022, every Wednesday at 12:45 pm. Pre-register for Zoom details.

Book Flight Book Club: The Library's monthly book club meets online next month, to discuss The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Pre-register for the Zoom on Tuesday, January 11 at 4:00 pm.

Preschool Storytime: On hiatus until further notice. Check the MPL website for upcoming children's programs.

17th Annual Chocolate & Wine:  A "Drive-Thru" Benefit! Saturday, February 26, 2022. Save-the-date and watch this space! 
MPL Hours of Service:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sidewalk Holds Pickup:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to Noon (door near library driveway)

CHRISTMAS: Monterey Public Library will be CLOSED Dec. 24-27 (Friday-Monday)
NEW YEAR'S DAY: Monterey Public Library will be CLOSED Jan. 1-3, 2022 (Saturday-Monday)
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