We are thrilled to host Meet & Greet events with authors frequently in our bookstore. We also offer our space to larger groups for lectures or workshops after hours with prearrangement. If you would like us to consider a certain occasion, please e-mail an overview of the proposed event to Cynthia at email@example.com with several potential dates.
Some of the other functions we have hosted include art demonstrations, musical concerts, lunch time discussion groups, collaborative community events and private groups or parties.
We are the last individuals of our species on Earth. How shall we respond? How shall we act? If industrial civilization is maintained, climate change will cause human extinction in the near term. If industrial civilization falls, sufficient ionizing radiation will be released from the world's nuclear power plants to cause human extinction in the near term. In the wake of this horrific conclusion, conservation biologist Guy McPherson proposes we act with compassion, courage, and creativity. He suggests we act…Find out more »
H20MX: Free Film Screening and discussion with filmmakers Alejandra Liceaga and Jose Cohen: A beautiful and widely-praised depiction of water issues across the border, H20MX was described in Variety Magazine as, " A rallying cry for government and collective action, “H2Omx” is a good-looking, well-researched and smartly assembled documentary that makes a persuasive case that the time is nigh to remedy the status of water management in the Valley of Mexico. Raising awareness a la “An Inconvenient Truth,” the crusading…Find out more »
Kids under 14 FREE! Call 831-620-2048 to redeem. Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. Based on the children’s book by physicist Brian Greene, this futuristic re-imagining of the classic myth takes audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time to the very edge of understanding. Featuring an original score by Philip Glass, script adapted by Brian…Find out more »
Free Screening presented by Enid Baxter Ryce, young filmmakers explore the ecology and history of Fort Ord.Find out more »
Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that- as Ira puts it- "have no business being together- dance and radio." The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories. The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance parties, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. As the title indicates,…Find out more »
Join us as we celebrate the great Dylan Thomas's 100th Birthday with a special presentation by Taelen Thomas with musical accompaniment provided by Laura Burian. Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), one of the 20th century's greatest English lyric poets and public readers of poetry, visited Carmel, Carmel Valley and Big Sur in the spring of 1952. While here he met Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller and many other notable characters which resulted in amazing collaborations. In honor of his 100th Birthday, local bard…Find out more »
Grandma, Aren't You Glad the World's Finally in Color Today! is a story in rhyme that takes readers on a "then and now" journey through time. Narrated by a grandmother thumbing through an old photo album, the story compares her own mother's life and times to those of her grandchildren today. Side-by-side vintage and full color photos contrast fashion, schools, transportation, entertainment, technology, culture and the arts from the Great Depression and World War II year to those of today.…Find out more »
Kick your holiday season off to a "small" start, but joining in on Small Business Saturday. To help celebrate we have invited a collection of local authors to gather and interact with you, our delightful community. Who all will be in attendance? What is the schedule? We are glad you asked: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Alissandra Dramov, Carmel-by-the-Sea: The Early Years (1903-1913) 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Patrice Vecchione, The Knot Untied 12 to 1 p.m.: Jane Smiley; Some…Find out more »
Carmel-by-the-Sea, a little town on the California coast, was one of the artistic hot spots of the West in the early 1920s, when two extraordinary women paid a visit one spring, and never left. Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous designed Carmel's first art gallery, and three dozen of its early houses. They founded the Carmel Music Society in 1927, and-in the midst of the Great Depression-they created the Carmel Bach Festival. For two decades they ran a successful repertory theater…Find out more »
The phrase "round table" conjures up images of King Arthur and his knights or the Algonquin Round Table; a group of forward-thinkers who sat together and exchanged ideas and insights. Not to be confused with the legendary grandeur of King Arthur or the Algonquin; we have a round table of our own in the Secret Garden. And we also use it to gather around with small groups to exchange insights and foster community. Perhaps you have even had the chance…Find out more »