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In 2016 the Friends funded the construction of three chandeliers, replicas of the originals, to hang in the Carnegie portion of the Library. 

FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

The first Saturday in December is December 2, so it must be time for the FRIENDS FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE.  Visit the Pacific Grove Library arcade between 10am and 4pm to find wonderful buys in books, puzzles and CDS.

If you're a member of the Friends, you get a nice discount.

We've been saving up the really special stuff all year, so this First Saturday Book Sale is perfect for your holiday shopping. 

 

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

Met the Author -- Steve Hauk

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...

Met the Author -- Timothy and Laura Orr

Laura Kleiss, the daughter of Dusty Kleiss, was thrilled to introduce the authors of 'Never Call me a Here', 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'.

We're in the news!
Scott Bauer

Monterey Herald, August 9, 2017, article by Carly Mayberry.
"Pacific Grove Gears Up for $1 Million Library Renewal With New Director Hiring"

As Pacific Grove prepares to get underway on its ambitious library building and renewal project, city and library officials are also readying themselves to welcome the newcomer who will be overseeing the $1 million project. Scott Bauer, who will serve as the Deputy Director at the Marin County Free Library until Friday, is set to begin as the Pacific Grove Library’s new director on Aug. 21. In his new role, Bauer will facilitate library...

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