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The Friends was named Pacific Grove's 2014 Non-profit of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce

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The Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library help ensure that our library is a thriving community center for discovery and lifelong learning.

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News From the PG Library Friends

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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...

Met the Author - Susan Sherman

Forty-six book lovers gathered on the evening of June 22 at the Pacific Grove Library to hear author Susan Sherman talk about her enthusiastically-reviewed novel, "If You Are There". The evening began with Stacey Wiens of the Library staff providing updates on the Library and its programs. Notable was news that renewal of the library has commenced, with the dual goal of restoring its original beauty and providing 21st century facilities. Then, Barbara Moore, chair of the Meet the Author Committee, introduced Susan Sherman. Sherman’s novel is set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,...

Stay in Touch, Steven!

The atmosphere at the Pacific Grove Library was bittersweet on Friday, May 12, as friends and associates celebrated Steven Silveria's retirement.  The Friends served up their usual elegant sweet and savory tidbits; the wine flowed; and the harpist played.  Tributes to Steven emphasized his vision for the Library's role in the community, expressed most clearly in the creation of the Library Renewal Project.  He leaves just as the project begins in earnest, but we know where he lives.  And, if we need sage advice, we'll be knocking.  Thank you, Steven.   

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