Anne Perry

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Bookworks

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Stephen Palumbi Author Event
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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
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Period Costume at Anne Perry Event
Bookworks at the Anne Perry Event
My Half of the Sky
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why join?

In 2012, the Friends gave $22,000 to the Library for new books.

Dine Out with Friends is Back

The enthusiasm from both patrons and restaurant owners alike that greeted Dine Out With Friends last fall has prompted us to bring it back.   Every month, on the fourth Wednesday, a local restaurant will donate a portion of its take to the Friends to support the Pacific Grove Library.

January 28 -- Petra Restaurant

February 25 -- The Victorian Corner

March 25 -- Pacific Thai Cuisine

April 22 -- Red House Cafe

May 27 -- Taste

June 24 -- La Piccola Casa

July 22 -- Fishwife

August 26 -- Los Amigos

September 23 --Vito's 

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

Meet the Author Series

Every other month, except during the summer, we feature an author to speak at the library. These events are underwritten by our Corporate Member, Jan Pratt and J.R. Rouse, Sotheby's International Realty. All authors generously donate their time. These events are free to attend for members of the Friends of the Pacific Grove Library. A donation of $10 is suggested for non-members. Refreshments included. Save the date for these upcoming authors:

September 10, 2015 -- Shelly King

November 5, 2015 -- Victoria Zackheim with Anne Perry

January 21, 2016 -- Mary Alinder

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Corporate Members

The Friends recently created a new membership category -- Corporate Member.  An annual corporate membership, beginning at $500, underwrites one of our on-going activities, like Meet the Author, the Summer Reading Program, or Tech Thursdays.  

We are pleased to welcome Jan Pratt and J.R. Rouse, Sotheby's International Realty, as our first Corporate Member!  Meet the Author is on a secure footing with their support. 

Julia Reynolds discusses gang-life and community

Some 75 people gathered in the Pacific Grove Public Library May 21 to listen to Julia Reynolds, author of Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang.

According to Reynolds, the Nuestra Familia gang — with connections to Mexican drug cartels — controls the flow of illegal drugs through most of Northern California and is responsible for Monterey County leading the state in youth homicide rates. In her book she follows gang members in and out of prison and describes the sophisticated structure of their operations.

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