Virtual Library Programs
Join on Zoom, or by telephone.
Register at or call (831) 646-3933.
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, while supplies last, during sidewalk service hours (Weds, 12/23 11 am - 6 pm; Tues-Thurs, 12/29-31, 11 am - 6 pm). A list of supplies you may have on hand is available in the program description on our web site. Especially for ages 9 and up.

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

Thursday, December 31
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Kids Cre-8

MPL invites families with preschool through 2nd grade kids to design, build, concoct and discover through eight art activities.  All materials are provided in art bags with instructions, with you gathering recyclables. 

Sign-ups will be first come, first serve starting January 4, 2021.
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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