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Henry Miller Library

Mission

The Henry Miller Memorial Library, Inc. is a public benefit, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller. The Library also serves as a cultural resource center, functioning as a public gallery/performance/workshop space for artists, writers, musicians and students. In addition, the Library supports education in the arts and the local environment. Finally, the Library serves as a social center for the community.

The Big Idea

The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a cultural resource center that exists as a gallery, workspace, bookstore, performance space and inspirational zone. The nonprofit celebrates the life and literary works of Big Sur resident Henry Miller as well as to serve as a social center for the community. This year the Library celebrates 40 years of offering vibrant arts and culture in Big Sur in a unique environment in which to experience the arts. Their diverse set of events, wide array of art and beautiful location nestled in the redwoods make this a precious part of the arts community.

"The Henry Miller Memorial Library has not only been a source of inspiration, but also a platform of strong artistic support for me over the past 20 years. I've encountered hundreds of writers, musicians, and artists who profoundly enriched my worldview and artistic sensibilities. In that time, the Library also supported and promoted my own published works and music, providing me with its considerable resources and reach. There aren't many places like the Henry Miller Memorial Library remaining. It's as precious as the output of its namesake." - Ryan Masters (award-winning journalist, writer, and musician)

- Ryan Masters

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.