FEBRUARY 27, 2010
Bountiful Benefit for Books
On February 19, over 300 people filled the Library after-hours to enjoy the Friends of the Monterey Public Library’s annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit.  This fun-filled, festive event featured delicious cakes, brownies, cookies, petit fours, ice cream, candies, molé, chocolate beer, and a wide variety of wines – all donated by generous local wineries, restaurants, bakeries, confectionaries, and grocery stores.  The silent auction included wonderful gift baskets, collector’s books, art, and certificates for services – again, donated by generous individuals and local businesses. Tobin Lavelle struck just the right musical chord with his guitar, and the winners of this year’s Chocolate Chip Cookie contest were announced.  Best of all, the community gathered together to catch up with old friends and neighbors, meet new ones, and support their public library.  And if you weren’t able to attend the event, don’t feel left out because the event raised $10,000 for library books for you and everyone else to enjoy!

posted by Jeanne

Category: In the Know


FEBRUARY 17, 2010
What We're Reading

We hope you've been enjoying the spring weather this week, a nice gift for the holiday weekend. For the past few months, staff at the checkout desk have been reading lots of great books. We'd like to update you on some of our suggestions.


Year of the Fllod   Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Labor Day   Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Waiting for Aphrodite   Waiting for Aphrodite by Sue Hubbell

The Girl Who Played With Fire   The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

Shadow of Wind  Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Spain: Culinary Road Trip  Spain: A Culinary Road Trip by Mario Batali and Gwenyth Paltrow

Wintersmith  Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Echo in Bone  An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Magicians  The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Lacuna  The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Undertow  U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

Pusg  Push by Sapphire

You Better Not Cry  You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

Catching Fire  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Slam  Slam by Nick Hornby

Gift  The Gift by Cecelia Ahern


Solist  The Soloist

Whip it  Whip It

Big Love  Big Love 

Stones into schools  Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson

Sag Harbor  Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

posted by Catrina

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