News and Events

Todd Cook: Pirates & Rogues of Monterey Bay – December 7

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library Author Lecture Series Todd Cook Pirates & Rogues of Monterey Bay The age of pirates spanned nearly 200 years and was considered a plague on the high seas. Even what was then Alta California wasn’t safe, and a surprising number of unexpected visitors sailed into Monterey Bay. Meet author Todd Cook whose new book recounts the stories of Hippolyte Bouchard and others. Copies of the book will be... Read more →

Support a Year of Active Learning for Children and Teens!

Join us in supporting vibrant. inspired programs for children and teens. Help spark imaginations. foster creativity, and build success in school and life one reader at a time! We invite you to make a gift through Donate Online Donate By Mail Make checks payable to Community Foundation for Monterey County and write Friends of the Monterey Public Library in the note field. Mail to: CFMC • 2354 Garden Road • Monterey, CA 93940 Questions Call (831) 646-5605 THANK YOU! Read more →

Fall 2019 Read Up

Read the Library’s Fall Read Up newsletter here. Check the Among Friends page for the latest news from the Friends. The Library’s 2018-19 Impact Report and a list of donors is included in this issue. Thanks from the Friends to all MPL supporters! Read more →

Save the Date! Chocolate & Wine February 21, 2020

15th Annual Chocolate & Wine Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monterey Public Library 625 Pacific Street Monterey, California Enjoy chocolate, wine, beer and savories for a great cause! Silent Auction ~ Balloon Pop ~ and more! TICKETS $40 / $45 door available here and at the Library December 1 Save the Date card Read more →