Send Us Your Love Letters Until February 14! ✍ ❤️

Please share love stories, love letters, and artful valentines with us! ✍ We’re partnering with one of our favorite neighbors, the MMA, to create a collage— Artfully Yours—to be shared on social media on February 14. Write your ode to the arts or to libraries, a thank you to our essential workers, a love letter to your favorite artist, author, or sweetheart and send your creation to us at — or post it on Instagram, tagging us @montereyart @montereypubliclibrary #ArtfullyYours.
Break Bread with us (virtually) at the 16th Annual Chocolate & Wine!
Saturday, February 27, 7:00 pm

What would February be without this beloved community tradition? This year, we will gather together virtually, with wine, savories, sweets, and surprises. Laugh and learn with a local TV celebrity, see what’s really been going on behind MPL’s closed doors, and find out what’s cooking with an expert chef. Be the first to sign up for online learning opportunities and find out how you can become involved with the Monterey Learns! Campaign! Registration is open at InvestinMPL and a few gift bags are still available!
State of the Library 2021
Monterey Public Library
California’s First Public Library ~ established 1849
If you missed last week’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 to receive a copy of the written Q&A, please email
Ms Orquidea’s Read & Sing Story-time
Saturday, February 20

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 February 20.

Winter Reading: available through March 9 ☔️

There’s still time to sign up for Winter Reading. Pick up the Reading Log at Sidewalk Service. To learn more, visit our home page here! Winter Reading generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Monterey. 
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

12:15 - 12:45 pm
Monterey Public Library | (831) 646-3933 |