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Alert Monterey County

In light of the recent Tassajara and Laureles fires, and weather signs pointing to an El Niño storm season that may include severe weather and potential flooding, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight several websites for emergency

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Homework Center at the Carmel Valley Library

After a fabulous summer with magicians and drummers and so many special programs, the library is now in back to school mode. In addition to the more well-known services such as checking out books, audio-visual materials, and the variety of

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How Your Library Saves You Money

Our library branch is your local connection to so many money-saving ideas. When you need practical help, one of your smartest options is your library. This month I want to highlight a few resources available both online from any computer

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Legal Services for Seniors; Summer Reading Program

How much information and education can fit into one small branch library? There’s all the words, images, ideas and stories in the library collection. And then there’s the incredible variety of activities that make the library a beehive of learning

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New Book Titles – By Popular Request!

Thanks to your generous donations, the Carmel Valley Branch’s collection is supplemented throughout the year by new titles purchased with funds from the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. Many of these titles are requested by Carmel Valley library users.

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The Importance of Strong Passwords

At our library’s recent iPhone instructional workshop, one primary point of instruction was the importance of creating a good password: one that is easy for you to remember but strong enough to prevent theft or hacking.  The following excerpt from

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Book Review Spotlight: Creativity and Artists

The library can be a source of support for artists in the community and we are fortunate to be able to offer resources such as art display space, books and computers. Two fabulous books came to my attention from Candace

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Online Access to Amazing Content!

Did you know that you can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, magazines and streaming video for FREE from your library? Your library card is becoming the most high value item in your wallet. Go to the MCFL website at and

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Hours / Location

Tuesday & Wednesday : 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

65 West Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

(831) 659-2377

At the Library

Events on December 11, 2018
Knitting Club - Carmel Valley
Starts: 12:30 pm
Ends: December 11, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Description: A fun way to knit or crochet. Build your skills by learning and sharing with others. Volunteer-led club meets in the small conference room at Carmel Valley Branch. Snack refreshments okay to bring.
Events on December 11, 2018
Legal Services for Seniors - Carmel Valley
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: December 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Description: Legal Services for Seniors is holding outreach hours at the Carmel Valley Branch Library. Legal Services for Senior can help with: Wills and Advance Health Care Directives; Financial and Elder Abuse; Social Security, SSI and Private Pension problems; Health Care, including Medicare, Medi-CAL, and Insurance issues; Housing Rights, including Landlord-Tenant Disputes; Consumer Rights and Debt Collection Issues and more! To schedule an appointment with Legal Services for Seniors, please call 831.899.0492.
Events on December 13, 2018
Book Club - Carmel Valley
Starts: 2:30 pm
Ends: December 13, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Description: A fun way to talk about books! Volunteer-led book club meets every Thursday at 2:00pm. For more information you can call the branch at 659-2377 or email Eddy Hamelin at
Events on December 13, 2018
Robotic Engineering and Coding Camp
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: December 13, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Description: Learn robotics, engineering, and coding through a series of STEM-based activities using LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 system. This year-long program is designed for middle and high school students. Girls are strongly encouraged to apply to the program! For more information, including an required application packet, please call 831-659-2377 or visit the library and ask to talk to Eddy or Vanessa.
Events on December 15, 2018
Raja Yoga Meditation Class
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: December 15, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Description: Raja yoga meditation: Self- transformation leads to world transformation. Class is focused on Awaking Inner Peace-Inner Power. Sessions lead by Rini Golechha every Saturday. or more information, please call 831-659-2377.
Events on December 15, 2018
Maker Space Fair V! Holiday Special! - Carmel Valley
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: December 15, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Description: Please attend Carmel Valley Branch Library’s Fifth Maker Space Fair. A Maker Spacer is a hands-on craft/skill program, where you are encouraged to try something new and learn from the experience! There are NO wrong ways to go stuff. A Maker Space Fair is a place where like-minded folks meet to try something new, share ideas, and encourage each other. This Maker Space Fair is a holiday special - make and take a variety of things to be used as decorations, gifts, and greetings cards! Fun for whole family and it's FREE! For more information, please call 831-659-2377.
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