Virtual Library Programs
Join on Zoom, or by telephone.
Register at or call (831) 646-3933.
Next Chapter: Crystal Medicine Singing Bowls and the Symphonic Gong

Experience how vibrational frequencies of sound affect the human body, mind and spirit. ValiAnna Francis will play crystal medicine singing bowls and SkyyeSong Fell, R.N. will play the symphonic gong. Join us virtually as we stream live from Wave Street Studios for an afternoon of gratitude, peace, and thanking Dr. Brian Ellinoy for his dedication in creating the Next Chapter lecture series.

Thursday, December 17
4:30 - 5:45 pm
Read and Sing With Miss Orquidea

Let's sing songs and read some stories! Join a live storytime with Miss Orquidea. We will send you a Zoom link one hour before the program begins. Especially for 18 months to 5 years, but older siblings are welcome!

Saturday, December 19
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.
Drop-in Mindfulness Practice

Pause midweek with a gently guided mindfulness practice and optional brief discussion. All levels of experience welcome. You may register one time and participate every week with the same meeting access information. 

Wednesdays, 12:15 - 12:45 pm
Poetry Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Join local poet and author Patrice Vecchione and her new book, My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth for a poetry workshop. Whether you whisper your poem or shout it, come discover the beauty and power of speaking your truth. No poetry experience needed. Adults, teens.

Wednesday, December 30
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Creative Crafts: Lantern Making

Join us for Monterey First Night festivities and a virtual holiday workshop to construct and decorate a special handmade lantern. A limited number of grab-and-go craft kits will be available for pick-up during sidewalk service hours Tuesday, 12/22-Thursday, 12/31. While supplies last. First-come, first-served. Ages 9+ 

This art program is generously sponsored by Melissa Pickford in memory of Rollin and Glenna Pickford.

Thursday, December 31
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Support the Library through MC Gives! Ends 12/31/20

Support the MPL Friends & Foundation's Monterey County Gives! initiative, A Care Package for Learning and Teaching at Home, by contributing to MC Gives! The MPL Friends & Foundation will receive your full gift plus a prorated share of matching funds based on total donations made during the campaign. Please visit the MPLFF website for more information.

We know it's hard to pick out books when you can't come in to browse, so we're here to help. Let us know what you'd like, give us a day or two, and we'll put the books on hold for you to pick up during sidewalk pickup hours. Learn more about Custom Book Bundles.
Library Holiday Closures

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

We wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy holiday season!
We miss you!

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