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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. 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

Petra Restaurant is a longtime, family-run establishment that draws on influences from all over the Mediterranean - Lebanese, Egyptian, Greek, Syrian - for a uniquely...

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Patrice Vecchione

Free to Friends of the Pacific Grove Library members/$10 charge to non-member

Celebrate National Poetry month before it’s gone with poet, nonfiction author and teacher Patrice Vecchione. Patrice will perform a selection of poems from around the...

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Saturday, May 5, 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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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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