Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

It's Been More Than 15 Years Since Celebrated Chef Hisayuki "Max" Muramatsu Opened His Stylish-Yet-Friendly Eatery In Pacific Grove On The Monterey Peninsula. Max Is A Tokyo-Born, French-Trained, Award Winning Chef Who Cooked At Maxim's Of Paris In Tokyo And Was Twice Named Best Chef In Tokyo. He Is Well Known As The Former Executive Chef At The Prestigious Anton & Michel In Carmel. His Charming Wife Yuko Is In Charge Of The Front Of The House.

Artful & Delicious

Max And Yuko Are Flying High From Rave Reviews Of Max's Artfully Displayed, Delicious Dishes. Each Plate Is Prepared With A Casual, International Flair, Outstanding Culinary Techniques And Fresh California Tastes.

A Premium-Yet-Modest Wine List Is Assembled To Compliment The Dining Experience. Max's Guests Are Also Invited To Bring Their Own Favorite Bottle Of Wine For A Reasonable Corkage Fee To Enjoy With Their Meal.

They're open for dinner from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. 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.

Reservations (831) 375-7997

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
First Saturday Book Sale

The book sale has moved to St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church at 13th and Central!

If your bookshelves are looking empty, or your “must read” list growing short - never fear! Visit St. Mary's Church 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!

Because of the Library Renewal Project, donations are no longer accepted at the library. If you would like to donate books, CDs, or puzzles, you may bring your donation to St. Mary’s Church Book Store two blocks away on Central between 12th and 13th at the following times only: Mondays from 10-12, Tuesdays from 10-12 and Fridays from 10-12. Please do not leave books at the door! We apologize if this causes inconvenience.

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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Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Young Dorothy Parker

POETRY IN THE GROVE RETURNS
with a STAGED READING

AN EVENING WITH DOROTHY PARKER
By Carol Marquart

Dorothy Parker was a poet, screenwriter, playwright, writer of short stories and fierce drama/literary critic for Vogue and the New Yorker. She got her start with the Algonquin Literary Roundtable and was a pivotal player during the Jazz Age of the Roaring Twenties. Famous for her “black and blue” verse, her razor-wire wit, and her rocky romances, Dorothy Parker lives on in this three-person staged reading by Carol Marquart

Carol Marquart, playwright, is fascinated with the lives of famous people and revolutionary thinkers. Using local actors, she has written and presented her staged readings all over the Monterey Peninsula.

cast: Harriet Lynn, Fred Bolgna, Andrea McDonald

The program will be preceded by a short video of Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Literary Roundtable.

A chance to discuss the presentation or share your favorite Dorothy Parker poems will follow.

DATE: Saturday September 7, 2019
TIME: from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: the LITTLE HOUSE in Jewel Park

a FREE EVENT, everyone welcome

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 8:30pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

Dine Out With Friends at Il Vecchio. Following the tradition of a Roman neighborhood trattoria, Il Vecchio is pleased to offer delicious, fresh made Italian food. Traditional recipes with fresh ingredients. Everything is made on the premises from scratch. They have the best wines at truly affordable prices and many gluten free options. They are open from Lunch 12:00 - 1:30 pm. for lunch, and dinner is from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm.Tell them you're a Friend of the Pacific Grove Library and they will donate a portion of their proceeds for the day to the Friends. This is a delicious way to support the library.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 8:30pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

Dine Out With Friends at Pacific Thai Cuisine. Pacific Thai Cuisine is family-owned and operated by a "Thai family". Inspired by their mother's cooking and ancient family traditions Pacific Thai Cuisine is proud to offer authentic and flavorful Thai recipes cooked with love and served in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. They offer lunch specials and warm smiles from their professional staff. Enjoy authentic food, from Pad Thai to sticky rice with mango dessert, with broad wine and beer selections. They are open 11:00am-2:30pm for lunch and 4:30pm-8:30pm for dinner. Tell them you're a Friend of Pacific Grove Library and they will donate a portion of their proceeds for the day to the Friends. This is a delicious way to support the library.