Anne Perry

Period Costume


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
photo 6b-2013
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The Friends ran the nearly victorious 2010 campaign for Measure Q.

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News From the PG Library Friends

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...

Want to Really Get Involved?

The Board of the Friends of the Pacific Grove Library is seeking applications for new Board members.  Board members attend a monthly meeting; in between meetings, they contribute their expertise to the organization of events, the creation of publicity, and outreach to the community.  We are particularly interested at the moment in individuals who are comfortable with electronic communication.  If you think the opportunity sounds intriguing, drop off a paragraph describing how you think you could contribute at the front desk of the Library.  Be sure to include your contact information so a...

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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