Welcome Charlene!

The PGPL Friends and Foundation extend our sincere congratulations to Charlene Williams on her selection as the new Library Director!  

Charlene joined the Pacific Grove Public Library in September 2019 as a reference librarian and was developing and managing teen services as well. She has been working in libraries since 2007. The PGPL December newsletter contains a bio and an invitation to an Open House at the Library on February 5 to meet Charlene and take a tour of the Library with our new Director.

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Dr. Barbara Mossberg
The Glory! The Glory! - An Unsung Story on Behalf of Earth Day/John Muir's Birthday

Join Us Friday, April 19, 2024
Hear! Hear! 5:30 pm
for earth day/birthday cheer

Our own California laureate/Forever Poet in Residence Dr. Barbara Mossberg's original tribute to the woman behind the man, unknown by us,...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
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Dine Out With Friends at Pacific Thai Cuisine.
663 Lighthouse Ave.

Pacific Thai Cuisine offers authentic and flavorful Thai recipes cooked with love and served in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Your hosts, Lex and...

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Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
St. Mary's Church

New year-round hours 10am - 2pm.

If your bookshelves are looking empty, or your “must read” list growing short - never fear! Visit St. Mary's Church from 10 am until 2 pm Saturday, May 4, 2024 to find wonderful buys in books, puzzles, CDs and more, all in excellent condition.

All proceeds benefit the Library’s community of readers and learners....

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Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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This Month's Book: Trust by Hernan Diaz

The Friends of the Pacific Grove Library book club:

  • Meets most second Mondays via Zoom only at 1...
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News From the PG Library Friends

Diana Godwin

Bittersweet News. Diana Godwin has announced her retirement at the end of this year.  

In her tenure as Library Director, she has guided us through such momentous events as the completion of the renewal project, the rehoming of the library, COVID 19 and the merging of the Friends and Foundation. 

Diana has overseen the launch of highly lauded adult and teen programming, with an emphasis on poetry promotion, achieved full staffing, and navigated the adoption of a new electric outreach vehicle through the F&F MCGIVES! Campaign 2022, supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. 

St. Mary's by-the-Sea

On January 6, February 3, and March 2, 2024, the First Saturday Book Sale at St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church - 146 12th St. will be open 9 am to 1 pm.

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