Upcoming Events

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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 cosmopolitan take on Middle Eastern food. The result is a spectacularly rich and diverse treat for the palate. Enjoy favorites such as dolmades, spanakopita, gyros and kebabs. Plates of tabbouleh, falafel nuggets and baba ghanouj will satisfy vegetarians. A nice finish is a cup of strong Turkish coffee and a piece of baklava. Tell them you're a Friend of Pacific Grove Library and they will donate a portion of their proceeds for the night to the Friends. This is a delicious way to support the library.

Petra Restaurant- 477 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

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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 world and chat about the value of poetry in our lives. You’ll leave the evening with poems to carry you through your joys and challenges. And you, too, can be a poet! Patrice will lead the group in the writing of a group poem to celebrate the library.

Patrice Vecchione is the author of two nonfiction books, most recently, Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life, from Simon & Schuster. She’s also penned two collections of poems and is the editor of many anthologies. Patrice writes a monthly column for the Monterey Herald, called A Walk About Town and is a frequent contributor to Edible Monterey Bay. She was raised on poetry—it was and is the song that calls her name because poems allow us entry into the vast mysteries of life told through the smallest and often most personal of stories. In addition to writing, Patrice is a collage artist. She teaches creative writing workshops for both grown-ups and children. Currently, Patrice is at work on a poetry anthology whose subject is immigration.

Pacific Grove Public Library
550 Central Ave. Pacific Grove 

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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 books, puzzles, CDs and more. This month's sale features books about royalty and royals.

All proceeds benefit the Library’s community of readers and learners. If you’re a member of the Friends, you get a nice discount. And yes, we’re happy to have you become a member at the Sale!

If you would like to donate books, CDs, or puzzles, you may make your donation at the circulation desk at the front of the library. Donated books need to be resalable (very dirty, discolored, mildewed, damaged or detached covers, old text books, old computer books, etc. are not suitable for resale). Please don’t donate books that you wouldn’t consider buying yourself. Puzzles are also welcome! Thank you.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Pacific Grove Public Library with birthday cake and lemonade, art projects and fun events for all ages. Meet Architect Karin Payson, of Karin Payson architecture + design, who is overseeing the Library Renewal Project. Tour the Library and hear about plans for the renewal of the historic Carnegie rotunda, renovation of public spaces and restrooms to ensure ADA compliance, improve accessibility and usability. 

Central Avenue, next to the Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central Ave. Pacific Grove

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free Asilomar Architecture Walk and Talk led by California State Parks Interpreter Lisa Bradford.

Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Ave. Pacific Grove
Meet at the flagpole.

One of three monthly tours focused on the lasting legacy of learning and architecture at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:30am to 9:00pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

Peppers Mexicali Cafe is a casual restaurant with a Southwestern-styled decor specializing in Latin American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Owners, Lisa and Sean Weiman, work with a loyal and talented crew to serve good food at reasonable prices. They are proud to have a strong local following and to be consistently voted one of the area's favorite restaurants. They have a full bar with a regional wine list. They're open for lunch and dinner, 11:30am - 9:00pm. Tell them you're a Friend of Pacific Grove Library and they will donate a portion of their proceeds for the night to the Friends. This is a delicious way to support the library.

Peppers Mexicali Cafe - 170 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

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Saturday, June 2, 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 books, puzzles, CDs and more.

All proceeds benefit the Library’s community of readers and learners. If you’re a member of the Friends, you get a nice discount. And yes, we’re happy to have you become a member at the Sale!

If you would like to donate books, CDs, or puzzles, you may make your donation at the circulation desk at the front of the library. Donated books need to be resalable (very dirty, discolored, mildewed, damaged or detached covers, old text books, old computer books, etc. are not suitable for resale). Please don’t donate books that you wouldn’t consider buying yourself. Puzzles are especially welcome! Thank you.

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Learn about Asilomar's history of architecture and philanthropy from Asilomar’s historian and resource manager.

Pacific Grove Public Library
550 Central Ave. Pacific Grove 

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

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free Asilomar Architecture Walk and Talk led by California State Parks Interpreter Lisa Bradford.

Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Ave. Pacific Grove
Meet at the flagpole.

One of three monthly tours focused on the lasting legacy of learning and architecture at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

The Beach House at Lovers Point welcomes you to one of the world's most romantic dining destinations, Lovers Point Beach. Enjoy stunning panoramic views while enjoying the Beach House's casual California cuisine in a relaxed setting featuring a full bar, heated outdoor patio and plenty of window tables. As stewards of Lovers Point Waterfront the Beach House works to make sure your dinner will be an occasion to be remembered, with fresh and flavorful cuisine offering the finest, local ingredients available. They serve dinner, wine & cocktails from 4:00pm - 8:30pm. Tell them you're a Friend of the Pacific Grove Library and they will donate a portion of their proceeds for the night to the Friends. This is a delicious way to support the library.

The Beach House at Lovers Point - 620 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA

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