Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:30am to 9:00pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

Peppers Mexicali Cafe is a casual restaurant with a Southwestern-styled decor specializing in Latin American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Owners, Lisa and Sean Weiman, work with a loyal...

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Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
First Saturday Book Sale

If your bookshelves are looking empty, or your “must read” list growing short - never fear! The Friends next “First Saturday Book Sale” will be Saturday, April 7. Visit the Pacific Grove Public Library arcade from 10 am until 4 pm to find wonderful buys in...

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Learn about Asilomar's history of architecture and philanthropy from Asilomar’s historian and resource manager.

Pacific Grove Public Library
550 Central...

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free Asilomar Architecture Walk and Talk led by California State Parks Interpreter Lisa Bradford.

Asilomar Conference Grounds
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News From the PG Library Friends

Cherie Stock - The Comfort of Books

Built for Books, a four-month celebration of libraries, learning and philanthropy, honoring the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Pacific Grove Public Library in 1908, opens with a juried art exhibit and reception on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Pacific Grove Public Library.

Special events throughout April, May, June and July include monthly architecture walks and talks at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds,...

On the rainy night of Thursday, November 16, an overflow crowd assembled in the Pacific Grove Library to hear Steve Hauk talk about his new book, Steinbeck, the Untold Stories. Scott Bauer, Library Director, welcomed the attendees with words of appreciation for the Friends of the Library, the event’s sponsors. In her introduction of Steve, Barbara Moore, Chair of the Meet the Author Committee, expressed wonder at the breadth of his achievements – fine art gallery owner, journalist, and writer of film scripts and plays.

When the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas was being...

Laura Kleiss, the daughter of Dusty Kleiss, was thrilled to introduce the authors of Never Call me a Hero, Timothy and Laura Orr, because it gave her a chance to honor her father, Dusty Kleiss, the subject of the Orr's book.   The discussion focused on the special character of research on military history.  Attendees had another chance to eat some of the cake celebrating the publication of 'Life in Pacific Grove'.

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