News from PG Friends

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2023 Spring Newsletter Page 1

Read the Friends and Foundation Spring Newsletter here.

Newsletter Contents:

President’s Message 1
Annual Meeting 2
Dine Out Restaurants 2
Spring Membership Renewal 3
Upcoming Library Events 4
MOVe Update 4
Book Store News 5
Leave a Legacy Gift 5
Pacific Grove Books 6
New and Renewing Members 7
Donations to the Friends and Foundation 8-9
Library Quilt—Last Chance! 10


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We start the year with the outstanding news that our Monterey County Gives! donation total was $37,455!  We are so grateful for the contributions from 187 generous donors.  These funds will support teen Library services for years to come – programs, books, materials and resources.

Kim Bui, President
PGPL Friends and Foundation

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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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David Laws | Peter Hiller | Carol Marquart | Heather Lazare

August 5, 5:30–7 pm
Author David Laws presents:
Stories from Secret Monterey: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure
Sept. 9, 5:30-7 pm
Local playwright Carol Marquart presents a staged reading of:
The Two Wives of John Steinbeck
Sept. 23, 5:30-7 pm
Heather Lazare discusses her research into the life and times of Wilford Rensselaer Holman, and her newly released book, My Life in Pacific Grove: A Memoir, which she annotated and edited.
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Winter 2022 Newsletter

Read the Friends' Winter Newsletter here

Newsletter Highlights:

Monterey County Gives! raised more than $40,000 for the PG Pop-Up Library!
Discover & Explore the Library’s Local History Collection
President’s Message
National Library Week, April 3 - 9
Welcome Noreen Nance, Foundation President
Hello and Goodbye to Friends’ Board Members
Dine Out at Max’s Grill on March 30

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National Library Week April 3-9, 2022

Since 1958, the American Library Association has sponsored National Library Week to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and dedicated library professionals and to promote library use and support. Thank you to Library Director Diana Godwin and all the PGPL staff!

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Friday, April 1 - Barbara Mossberg, 5:30-7:30 pm

Friday, April 8 - Sea Scribes Calligraphy Guild - Gallery opening reception and poetry reading by Patrick Flanigan, 5:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, April 9 - Barbara Mossberg, memoir writing seminar, 9 am-4 pm

Saturday, April 16 - Patrice Vecchione, 3-5 pm

Friday, April 22 - Daniel Summerhill, Monterey County's first Poet Laureate, 5:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 26 - Teen Poetry event, 3:30-5 pm

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View the slideshow from the February 6, 2022 Annual Meeting.

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The Slate of Candidates for the Friends Board of Directors was approved by written ballot prior to the Annual Meeting held February 6.

Gail Abeloe, Director

  • Gail is a PG business owner (Back Porch Fabrics), retired teacher and reading specialist and resident of Pacific Grove. Gail is a current Friends Board Director.

Erin Boydston, Director

  • Erin is a zoologist, educator and resident of Pacific Grove. Erin and her family are enthusiastic PG Library patrons, This will be Erin’s first term on the Board.

Kim Bui, Director

  • Kim is a retired librarian, poet and resident of Pacific Grove. Kim is a current Friends Board Director and enthusiastic supporter of the PG Library.

Don Freeman, Director

  • Don is a retired City attorney and resident of Pacific Grove. Don is a Friends volunteers and longtime library supporter. This will be Don’s first term on the Board.

Stephanie Herrick, Director

  • Stephanie is a retired speech language pathologist and resident of Pacific Grove. Stephanie and her family are longtime library patrons; she is a current Board Director.

Dennis Mar, Director

  • Dennis is retired from the Naval Postgraduate School. A former PG Library Foundation Board Director, Dennis believes in the future of libraries and is a current Board Director.

Heidi McNally-Dial, Director

  • Heidi is a retired City administrator and resident of Pacific Grove. Heidi is Friends volunteer. This will be Heidi’s first term on the Board.

Lucy Moore, Director

  • Lucy is a retired college instructor. Lucy has been a PG Library patron since childhood, cherishes it as a precious, evolving tradition, and is a current Friends Board Director.

Abby Pfeiffer, Director

  • Abby is a retired IT specialist and grant writer. Abby believes in the importance of libraries and has been a library patron all her life. Abby is a current Board Director.

Sandra Robeson, Director

  • Sandy is a retired Systems Engineer, a PG resident and Library patron for decades. Committed to supporting the PG Library, Sandy is a current Friends Board Director.

Judy Wills, Director

  • Judy is a retired elementary school teacher and resident of Pacific Grove. Judy volunteers on a daily basis for the Friends and Library; she is a current Board Director.



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St. Mary's by-the-Sea

There will be no First Saturday Book Sale in January. The next sale will be Saturday, February 5, 10am - 4pm, at St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church - 146 12th St. We hope to see you there!

Happy New Year!