Anne Perry

Period Costume


Love Your Library
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
10/2 reception
Stephen Palumbi Author Event
Juan Sanchez
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
why join?

In 2012, the Friends gave $19,000 to the Library to support children and teen programs.

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

Duane Matterson and Constance Pearlstein

The Friends lost two long-time members and the Library lost two staunch supporters in April.  

Duane Matterson died on April 20.  If you ever attended one of the Meet the Author events, you likely saw Duane.  He was a regular attendee, usually seated towards the very front.  What you might not have known is that for years he and his wife, Betty, assembled the Friends newsletter for mailing.  

Connie Pearlstein died on April 11.  Connie, with her signature hat, was less an obvious presence in the Friends, but we, and the Library, benefited considerably from her generosity.  ...

Met the Author - Jennifer Jordan - March 17

Some seventy plus book and food lovers gathered at the library to hear from Jennifer Jordan on her newest book, Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods.  Jennifer, who grew up in PG and is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, entertained and educated us with stories of how food and their associated memories shape and connect us. We all laughed when she told the story of the family green jello salad filled with pineapple and cottage cheese--laughed because every family has its equivalent requisite dish for family gatherings...

First Saturday Book Sales at the Library

Beginning in 2008, a small group of volunteers, under the auspices of the Friends, began what is now called the “First Saturday Book Sale”. This event, with rare exception, is held the first Saturday of each month from 10am until 4pm in the arcade at the front of the library. Starting in April 2016, the Friends board begins active management of the Book Sale.

Sale books are almost exclusively donations made by library patrons. Book donations are made to the library throughout the month and processed by volunteers for resale. This includes evaluating the books, cleaning the books,...

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