Carmel Public Library Third Lecture Series Tuesday, March 27th with Gordon Wheeler, President, Esalen

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  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) February 20, 2012 - Harrison Memorial Library (HML) in Carmel will hold its third event for its 2012 Local History Lecture Series. Admission is free and seating is available on a first come first serve basis. For questions, contact the Harrison Memorial Library Reference Desk at 624-7323. These public programs are funded by the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation, and Robert and Lacy Buck.

    Third Lecture in the Series:
    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.

    Save the date for upcoming Lecture Series:
    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.

    Date & Time: Monday, May 7th, 2012, 7 p.m.
    Location: Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall
    Speaker: Ray A. March
    River in Ruin

    The Story of the Carmel River
    The thin ribbon of the Carmel River is just thirty-six miles long. It is the primary water supply for the ever-burgeoning presence of tourists, agriculture, and industry on California's Monterey Peninsula. It is also one of the top ten endangered rivers in North America. The river's story, which dramatically unfolds in this book, is an epic tale of exploitation, development, and often unwitting degradation reaching back to the first appearance of Europeans on the pristine peninsula. Ray A. March, the author of several nonfiction books, is a career journalist and cofounder and editor of the Modoc Independent News and cofounder of Modoc Forum, a nonprofit perpetuating an awareness of rural life through literature and the arts.

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

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