Carmel Public Library Announces Its Second Local History Lecture Series Tuesday, February 28th, Dr. Susan Shillinglaw

Top Quote Save the Date! On Tuesday February 28th at the Sunset Center in Carmel, Dr. Susan Shillinglaw will speak at the Harrison Memorial Library. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) January 04, 2012 - CARMEL, CA - Harrison Memorial Library (HML), on Mission Street and 6th Avenue, in Carmel announced today its second speaker for its 2012 Local History Lecture Series. Admission is free and it is a first come first serve basis. For questions, contact the Harrison Memorial Library Reference Desk at 831-624-7323. These public programs are funded by the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation, and Robert and Lacy Buck.

    Second Lecture Series:
    Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 7 p.m.
    Location: Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall (San Carlos Street and 9th in Carmel)
    Speaker: Dr. Susan Shillinglaw
    Title: Steinbeck & Jeffers
    Dr. Susan Shillinglaw is a professor of English at San Jose State University and Scholar-in-Residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. She has been Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies (previously The Steinbeck Newsletter). She has published widely on Steinbeck, most recently A Journey in Steinbeck's California (2006). Join Susan Schillinglaw for a talk about two famous regional authors, John Steinbeck and Robinson Jeffers.

    Date & Time: March 27, 2012, at 7 p.m.
    Location: Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall
    Speaker: Gordon Wheeler, President, Esalen
    Title: Big Sur Landmark: The Esalen Institute
    Esalen.The word itself summons up tantalizing visions of adventure, unexplored frontiers, human possibilities yet to be realized. There is the wonder of the place itself: 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff. The Esalen Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Join Gordon Wheeler for a presentation about the history, programs and people that make Esalen a regional and world renowned destination for education, spiritual development and relaxation.

    Date & Time: April 24, 2012, 7 p.m.
    Location: Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall
    Speaker: Gary Breschini, Researcher Monterey County Historical Society
    Title: Prehistory of the Monterey Peninsula, Esselen Indians and Their Rock Paintings
    While almost every culture that practiced rock art used the hand as a motif, the handprints left by the Esselen Indians in a few remote caves hidden deep in the wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest of central Monterey County are among the most unusual. Join Gary Breschini as he talks about the prehistory of the region and the carefully painted rock drawings that are the unique signatures of the individuals who painted them.

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    Collections Update:
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    Contact: Amy Donohue
    Executive Director, Carmel Public Library Foundation
    (831) 624-2811
    adonohue ( @ ) carmelpubliclibraryfoundation dot org

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