Anne Perry

Period Costume

Bookworks

Stephen Palumbi Author Event
Juan Sanchez
Read-A-Thon 2014
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
My Half of the Sky
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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. 

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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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News From the PG Library Friends

Loving Watercolor: Paintings by Nancy Hauk

On the evening of Friday, April 17, almost 300 people filled the Library for the opening reception of an exhibition featuring paintings of California and France by local artist Nancy Hauk.   

The exhibition, which will remain on display until May 30, is a celebration of Nancy's life and art, of the natural beauty surrounding Pacific Grove, and of the beginning of the renewal of the interior of the Pacific Grove Library, an Andrew Carnegie building that dates from the early 1900s.

Midway through the reception, Mayor Bill Kampe welcomed the guests and announced to applause that...

Shillinglaw, Steinbeck, and Pacific Grove

Over 100 people filled the Pacific Grove Library on March 19 to hear noted Steinbeck scholar Dr. Susan Shillinglaw give a new dimension to the author by talking about his earlier works as well as his later, more famous, ones. A number of early photos of him and his first wife Carol in Pacific Grove were an added plus.

Dr. Shillinglaw’s themes for the evening were Steinbeck’s connections to Pacific Grove and the generally unrecognized significant contributions his first wife Carol made to his work.  He said of Carol that The Grapes of Wrath was really her book.  This focus...

Stephen Palumbi Author Event an Extreme Success!
Stephen Palumbi at the Pacific Grove Public Library

On January 29, over 120 people came to hear Dr. Stephen Palumbi, the Director of Hopkins Marine Station, talk about his latest book, The Extreme Life of the Sea. His highly entertaining discussion covered a range of the most extreme species and how they succeed in the expanse of Earth’s oceans: a small worm whose tail is the temperature of hot tea and head the temperature of ice; a fish with eyes on top its brain that see out through the protection of a clear skull; and a fish with its own internal antifreeze. Dr. Palumbi’s enthusiastic appreciation for and sense of wonder at the...

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