• Mayor Bill Peake, Mayor Pro Tempore Robert Huitt, past Mayor Bill Kampe.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Past Friends and Foundation President Judy Archibald, past Library Director Bobbie Morrison.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Friends Board Director Stephanie Herrick, Steve Mehay.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Pacific Grove Public Library Interim Director Diana Godwin, past Foundation President Barbara Moore, past Library and Information Services Director Steven Silveria. Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Friends Board Directors Abby Pfeiffer and Peggy Hansen.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • 2019 Annual Meeting Speaker Sharon Randall

  • Mayor Bill Peake, Friends President Kim Bui, Foundation President Mary Ann Whitten sign 2019 Library Renewal Project funding agreement 

  • 2018 Secret Garden Party fundraiser for Library Renewal Project

  • 2018 Friends holiday booksale volunteers Carolyn Griffin, Sheila Baldridge, Friends Vice President Linda Pagnella (aka Mrs. Claus)

  • Mayor Bill Peake & Sharon Randall join the 2019 Friends Board (l-r Diane Grindol, Peggy Hansen, Shirley Peake, Kim Bui, Linda Pagnella, Stephanie Herrick, Abby Pfeiffer, Sonja Millinga, Judy Wills, Dennis Mar)

  • 2019 Friends rainy day booksale in the Library

  • 2018 Friends author program 

  • 2018 Birthday celebration for Pacific Grove Public Library.
    Photo credit: Diane Grindol

  • Happy 110th birthday, Pacific Grove Public Library!
    Photo credit: Diane Grindol

  • 2017 Friends author program with Steve Hauk.
    Photo credit: Diane Grindol

  • 2016 “Love your Library” hearts fundraiser

  • 2015 Friends fundraiser volunteers 

  • 2015 Friends Board Director Camille Liscinsky, Treasurer Judy Wills

  • 2015 Friends Board Director Camille Liscinsky promotes the Friends during “National Friends of the Library Week”

  • 2016 Pacific Grove Public Library Friends and Foundation Board Directors

  • 2014 Friends fundraising event

  • 2015 Friends author program with Stephen R. Palumbi, PhD

New Chapter for the Friends & Foundation

On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to announce the launch of the Pacific Grove Public Library Friends and Foundation, following an overwhelmingly affirmative vote of the Friends membership.
The Friends and Foundation are now together in one organization, stronger than ever, combining assets, creating opportunities, and maximizing support for the PG Library.
The Board and I are committed to recognizing our supporters, the value of funding immediate needs and making long-term investments to ensure a successful and thriving library for Pacific Grove.
We’ll have more information to share in our October newsletter, at our annual meeting next January and through our revamped website in 2023.
Stay tuned and thank you for your support!
Kim Bui
New logo to come!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 11:00am to 8:30pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

Dine Out With Friends at Pacific Thai Cuisine.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Malinda DeRouen & Paul DeRouen
Jazz Vocals & Keyboard

Renaissance: Remember, Rise, Revitalize


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Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
St. Mary's Church

November and December specials:
Holiday Books!
DVDs - $1.00 each
CDs - 5 for $1.00

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News From the PG Library Friends

Fall 2022 Newsletter Page 1

Read the Friends and Foundation Fall Newsletter here

Newsletter Highlights:

Monterey County Gives!
Renaissance Exhibition
Booksale Holiday Shopping
President’s Message
We are The PGPL Friends and Foundation!
Laws Family Room Dedication 
“Buy A Book” on the Library’s Donor Quilt
Dine Out at Pacific Thai Cuisine on November 30 
Renaissance Events at the Library 
New and Renewing Members
Donations to the Friends and Foundation

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Donate now!

The Pacific Grove Public Library is open six days a week, and online, but fewer teens (ages 12 to 18) have returned after pandemic closures. Since 2020 more teens report suffering from isolation and stress; studies show that meaningful connections with trusted adults help teens grow and thrive.

To reach the 1,000+ teens in PG, the Friends of the PG Library will support year-round, teen directed art, academic, workforce, health and wellness programming, dynamic books and online resources, and inter-generational opportunities to volunteer at the Library.

PGPL Fall Events

A fine art exhibition and programs celebrating the writers, artists, and the arts of the Harlem Renaissance.

October 7
Opening Reception
5:30 - 7:00 pm

October 21
Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts:
Langston Hughes in Carmel
5:30 - 7:00 pm

November 4
Daniel B. Summerhill:
Monterey County's First Poet Laureate
5:30 - 7:00 pm

November 18
Palenke Arts
Latin Jazz Ensemble with Paul Contos
5:30 - 7:00 pm

December 2
Malinda DeRouen & Paul DeRouen
Jazz Vocals & Keyboard
5:30 - 7:00 pm

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