Anne Perry

Period Costume


Love Your Library
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
Stephen Palumbi Author Event
Juan Sanchez
Read-A-Thon Participants
Celebrating Forty Years!
Friends at Nonprofit of the Year Dinner
Audience for Peter Fischer
Brad Herzog, April 17
Reception for Life Members and Benefactors
lucky raffle winners
Selling raffle tickets
Anne Perry
Period Costume at Anne Perry Event
Bookworks at the Anne Perry Event
why join?

The Friends paid for a new computer needed by the Library staff in 2012 and in 2013 paid the first installment on the cost of redoing the Library's website. 

Our Mission

The Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library help ensure that our library is a thriving community center for discovery and lifelong learning.

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Benefits for joining include:

Reduced admission to events
Quarterly newsletter
Annual reception for Benefactors and Life Members
Invitation to annual meeting
Connecting with other Library supporters

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News From the PG Library Friends

Dorothy Vriend resigns from Author Committee

Dorothy Vriend, co-chair of the Friends of Pacific Grove Library Author Committee, has stepped down after many years to concentrate on other endeavors. She was instrumental in arranging for authors to come speak at the library. This was one of a myriad of duties she handled that helped to make the events successful. At her last event on September 22, Susan Steele, President of Friends of Pacific Grove Library, thanked Dorothy and presented her with a gift of gift certificates for The Bookworks and Red House Cafe. Dorothy has graciously offered to continue creating posters, flyers and cards...

Met the Author - Lindsay Hatton - September 22

Local Daughter Returns for September Meet the Author Event
by Dorothy Vriend

Author Lindsay Hatton walked into the Pacific Grove Library for the September 22 Meet the Author Series, and told the audience she had last been in the building when she was ten years old — more than twenty years previous. Born and raised in Monterey, the Cambridge, MA resident used the Monterey Peninsula as the setting for her first novel, and historic Cannery Row figures John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts as characters.

In the novel, titled Monterey Bay, protagonist Margot Fiske, a precocious 15-...

PG Writes!
"Life in the Grove" sketch by Keith Larson

Free Guided Autobiography Classes

Sponsored by the Pacific Grove Public Library and Park Place Publications

Third Thursdays Each Month
2016: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec.15.
2017: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18
2:30–4:30 p.m.
Little House in Jewell Park

Participants will write and share stories about their life in Pacific Grove, using the Guided Autobiography Method for Memoir. Nine different themes will be presented, a different one per class, throughout the course.  A book will be published of PG Stories in Fall 2017 and all proceeds from the...

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