why join?

Since 2013, the Friends has guaranteed the Library an annual contribution of at least $35,000 for books and materials and $5,000 for children's programming.

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

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.

Become a Member!

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

Plus, you have the satisfaction of knowing you're supporting the PG Library. Click here to join.

News From the PG Library Friends

Stay in Touch, Steven!

The atmosphere at the Pacific Grove Library was bittersweet on Friday, May 12, as friends and associates celebrated Steven Silveria's retirement.  The Friends served up their usual elegant sweet and savory tidbits; the wine flowed; and the harpist played.  Tributes to Steven emphasized his vision for the Library's role in the community, expressed most clearly in the creation of the Library Renewal Project.  He leaves just as the project begins in earnest, but we know where he lives.  And, if we need sage advice, we'll be knocking.  Thank you, Steven.   

Life in PG Book project

The deadline to submit your story is June 1. Don't miss the chance to leave your mark on Pacific Grove history.

Met the Author - JoAnn Semones

The ghost of captains past visited the library in the lecture presented on April 27 by maritime historian JoAnn Semones.

In the days when California was part of Mexico, Monterey was a supply port for passing ships who anchored to buy or trade in whale oil, animal skins and food stuffs.
 With the discovery of gold and California statehood in 1850, ship traffic increased. Because these ships followed the coastline closely to avoid getting lost in the open sea, they often foundered on the hidden reefs and rocks of Pt. Pinos. The lighthouse in Pacific Grove was built to guide ships...

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