Carmel Public Library Foundation Presents Yiyun Li, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl Tuesday, April 10 at the Sunset Center

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  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) February 20, 2012 - Carmel Public Library Foundation Presents its next Annual Arts & Literary Series 2011-2012 Author. The goal of the 2011-2012 season is to create awareness for the Library Foundation's mission with talks and book signings.

    About the Author: Yiyun Li, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:00 p.m
    Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall (San Carlos Street and 9th in Carmel)
    Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. Her stories and essays have been published in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O Henry Prize Stories and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from Lannan Foundation and Whiting Foundation. Her debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Guardian First Book Award, and California Book Award for fiction. Her novel, The Vagrants, won the gold medal of California Book Award for fiction. She was selected by Granta as one of the 21 Best Young American Novelists under 35.

    Jerry Fielder, Curator & Director Estate of Yousuf Karsh
    May 15 at 7 p.m.
    Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall
    The Carmel Public Library Foundation's mission is to raise vital funds for Harrison Memorial Library that will ensure free Library service in perpetuity. Every book, CD, DVD, all the services, equipment, resources and programs are funded by charitable donations.
    There is a $10 suggested contribution. Seating is limited, so please arrive early! Proceeds benefit Harrison Memorial Library. Questions? Call the Foundation at (831) 624-2811.

    Technology at Harrison Memorial Library:
    Did you know that Harrison Memorial Library offers audio books, e-Books and music, all through the click of your mouse? Download thousands of titles to your computer or portable device, or burn to CD on Click on "E-Books & Audio Books" for more information. All you need is your Library Card and PIN number. Don't Know Your PIN? Call the Librarian at (831) 624-4629.

    Harrison Memorial Library has been a treasured resource on the Central Coast of California for over 105 years. Some 106,000 Library cardholders and visitors walk through the Library doors annually. Among these are families, children, teens, and adults of all ages who depend on the Library to advance their practical life skills as well as to provide resources and services that advance literacy, foster cultural awareness, promote healthy living and wellness, and provide arts and cultural education and entertainment. The Carmel Public Library, like no other community institution, exists solely to nourish these most cherished human attributes.
    The Carmel Public Library Foundation provides funds for all of the Library's acquisitions, collections, services, equipment, archives, and public programs for children, adults, and seniors. While the City of Carmel funds Library salaries and building maintenance, it is private contributions to the Library Foundation that provide the rest.

    For donation/sponsoring questions, contact Amy Donohue, Executive Director of the Carmel Public Library Foundation at 831-624-2811.

    Contact: Amy Donohue
    Executive Director, Carmel Public Library Foundation
    (831) 624-2811

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