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OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK 11 AM – 5 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Serving up nothing by the side of the road for 42 years!
Throughout 2022, we welcomed visitors from all over the world. They unplugged, read, and maybe, if they were lucky, hung out with Jack the Cat. We’re a vibrant community resource, offering community events like the Big Sur Fashion Show and BiGSuRCuS, concerts, open mics, movie screenings, author talks and much more. We’re also a one-stop shop for all things related to Big Sur’s rich cultural and natural history, and we’re expanding our successful Big Sur Podcast. The Monterey Country Gives Campaign has begun so please kindly consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of the Henry Miller Library and the Big Sur arts community. Large or small.
(Your donation will be partly matched by local foundations.)
If you rather send a check please do and make out to Community Foundation for Monterey County Attn: MCGives and send to 2354 Garden Road Monterey, CA 93940
Note Henry Miller Library on your check. Thanks!
Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai. A conversation with author Matti Friedman
A conversation with author Matti Friedman.
The latest episode on A Big Sur Podcast
Quote from Carly Taylor’s article:
Miller is a powerful author to turn to in our periods of hopelessness, for he can breed joy where others find only nihilism. He sees “a world without hope but no despair.”
Stefan White and Magnus Torén sat down for a wonderful conversation (and a reunification after 31 years!) Here’s the Podcast Episode.
You will hear Stefan’s beautiful voice telling stories about family, Australia, Big Sur, Austria and much more. Some of the White family we speak of are in photographs that Stefan provided to the right: Stefan, Dan, Pat, Emil.
We also touch on:
The Morgenrath family.
Robert Redford and Sonia Braga
A mail-order bride Mother
Living close to where Hitler grew up
Biking in central Europe
Sleeping with headhunters
Being better than Giacometti!
Dr Zeus….and, very important for Stefan, we spoke of his dedication and love for Prem Rawat.
Ever since I was five years old, I have been playing the violin. I grew up in the forest, on a little farm, about twenty minutes outside of a small city called Guelph.
What I think the current global fermata has done for many, is letting us reshape the way we think of many things, and to look back into our lives, and find that which truly gives comfort and solace. For me two of those things are music and nature. Now, when I think about playing music, and more than that – when I think about playing violin by myself, I inevitably turn to Bach at some point. Johann is my favorite composer of old. I truly believe he has much to offer to anyones imagination.
So, I end up in the Redwoods, with my violin, playing violin, in one of the most special building I know, full of books, and memories, called the Henry Miller Memorial Library.
I hope you enjoy.
WE NOW HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY SOUNDING PIANO!
A Steinway upright is now installed, tuned and ready for you to play, perform and record! (Acoustics in this room is legendary!)
The piano was donated to us by a generous family north of us and delivered by Howard Piano Moving.
Henry Miller loved playing the piano and his first wife Beatrice Sylvas Wickens was an accomplished pianist.