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FOOD FOR FINES IS BACK!

Dec 01, 2022

Saturday, December 3rd  10am to 4pm at St. Mary's Church

Nov 29, 2022

ESSENTIAL NEEDS DRIVE

Nov 28, 2022
Donations can be made at the Library now through January 7th.

STILL WE RISE - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Nov 28, 2022

TEEN TUESDAY - SNOW GLOBE CRAFT 12/6 @3:30PM

Nov 28, 2022 - Kids

The Annual Monterey County Gives! Campaign is Here!

Nov 15, 2022
PGPL Friends and Foundation is delighted to participate in the 2022 MONTEREY GIVES! campaign

WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING NOV 24-26

Nov 14, 2022

Friends Invites You To Buy A Book & Help personalize the beautiful PGPL quilt wall decor in the main entryway!

Nov 14, 2022

TEEN MANGA MEET UP - TUESDAY AT 3:30PM

Nov 14, 2022
Draw. Discuss. Eat. Meet.

iVIVA HARLEM! - FRIDAY, NOV 18th 5:30-7:00pm

Nov 14, 2022

National Notary Day 2022 - Monday, Nov. 7th 3:30-5:30pm - 1 Free Notarization for PG Residents

Nov 05, 2022

Teen Origami Meet Up - this Tuesday, Nov 7th at 3:30

Nov 05, 2022

WE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th

Nov 04, 2022

NOTARY SERVICES FOR PENINSULA RESIDENTS MONDAY,  NOV 7TH BETWEEN 3:30 & 5:30

Nov 01, 2022

THIS FRIDAY, NOV 4th @5:30! Daniel Summerhill: "A Borrowed Tool - How Renaissance Jazz helps us understand the small decisions in a poem; in life"

Oct 31, 2022

FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE - NOV 5TH @St. Mary's Church 10am-4pm

Oct 31, 2022

2022 VOTER GUIDE

Oct 31, 2022

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO VOTE IN CALIFORNIA’S NOV. 8 GENERAL ELECTION

HALLOWEEN 2022, VIRTUAL STORYTIME

Oct 21, 2022 - Kids

TEEN PUMPKIN PAINTING: TUESDAY, OCT 25 @3:30PM

Oct 20, 2022

Every Californian can now access free online tutoring available 24/7

Oct 18, 2022
Pilot led by State Library provides live, 24/7 online tutoring and homework help through Brainfuse HelpNow.

THIS FRIDAY, OCT 21 @5:30PM! Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts: "Living Like White Folks - Langston Hughes and his time in Carmel"

Oct 17, 2022

HAUNTED LIBRARY - THURSDAY, OCT 27th 3:30-5:30pm

Oct 10, 2022 - Kids
The Haunted Library is Back!

CLOSED MONDAY, OCT 17  & SATURDAY, OCT 22 (NOTE CHANGE FROM 15TH)

Oct 10, 2022
CLOSED MONDAY, OCT 17  & SATURDAY, OCT 22 (NOTE CHANGE FROM 15TH)

TOMORROW @ 5:30pm: OPENING RECEPTION - Renaissance: Remember, Revise, Revitalize

Oct 06, 2022

TEEN TUESDAY! Craft a Keychain Tues. Oct. 4th @ 3:30pm

Oct 03, 2022

MONARCHS BOOK TO BE LAUNCHED OCTOBER 1, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in Chautauqua Hall

Sep 29, 2022

1ST SATURDAY BOOK SALE - OCTOBER 1st 10am-4pm, featuring DVDs for $1

Sep 26, 2022

DINE OUT WITH FRIENDS @ Peppers Wednesday, 9/28

Sep 26, 2022
Take a break from the kitchen; dine in or take out & support the Library.

FALL LOCAL HISTORY SPOTLIGHT SERIES FINALE - Heather Lazare presents My Life in Pacific Grove: A Memoir

Sep 14, 2022
Friday, September 23rd at 5:30pm Heather Lazare on Wilford Rensselaer Holman.

CRAFTERNOON! Drop in and join the fun of crafting!

Sep 14, 2022 - Kids
A new craft kit is available each week to enjoy in the library or take and make at home.

Join Us to Make & Take Cloud Dough on Monday, September 19th 3:30pm-4:30pm

Sep 13, 2022 - Kids

LOCAL HISTORY SPOTLIGHT SERIES - TWO WIVES OF JOHN STEINBECK SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 5:30PM

Sep 08, 2022
Friday, 9/9 @5:00pm: Local Playwright Carol Marquart presents a two-character staged reading of Two Wives of Steinbeck.

CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

Aug 29, 2022 - Kids
PGPL will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 5th for Labor Day.

1ST SATURDAY BOOK SALE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD

Aug 29, 2022
SEPT. 3RD 10AM-4PM AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH

Teen Manga Meet Up - Tues. September 6th @ 3:30

Aug 15, 2022 - Kids
Draw, Discuss, Eat, Meet.

Friends' Fall Local History Spotlight Series with Peter Hiller - Friday 8/26 @5:30pm

Aug 15, 2022
Peter Hiller presents The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West

Paint and Decorate Seashells - August 22nd @ 3:30pm

Aug 08, 2022 - Kids

Family Bilingual Storytime is Back!

Aug 08, 2022 - Kids
Every Second Saturday at 11am

FALL LOCAL HISTORY SPOTLIGHT SERIES - STARTS AUGUST 5TH

Jul 26, 2022
This series sponsored by the Friends of Pacific Grove Library features four local authors and presenters.

Poetry in the Park with Patrice Vecchione took place last week.

Jul 25, 2022
This free workshop was hosted by the Youth Ambassadors of Pacific Grove, in partnership with PGPL.

JOIN US! WED. @ 2PM IN THE LIBRARY

Jul 25, 2022 - Kids
No registration required.

DIAL 988 TO ACCESS 24 HOUR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

Jul 20, 2022
As of July 16, 2022, 988 is the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

WEDNESDAY AT 2PM (REGISTRATION HAS ENDED)

Jul 18, 2022 - Kids

POETRY IN THE PARK -  MONDAY 3pm to 5pm

Jul 15, 2022
Poetry Workshop with Patrice Vecchione. Hosted by the Youth Ambassadors of Pacific Grove.

THE LIVE PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID.

Jul 13, 2022 - Kids
CLICK FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO WATCH VIRTUALLY

STEM KITS TO GO!

Jul 08, 2022 - Kids
PGPL now has 6 carefully curated STEM Kits to Go!

ESSENTIAL NEEDS DRIVE

Jul 08, 2022
Donations needed.

OPENING RECEPTION @ 5:30PM FRIDAY, JULY 8TH

Jul 01, 2022
Friday, July 8th 5:30pm to 7:00 pm

TEEN PAINTING & PLANTING JULY 6 @ 11:00AM

Jun 30, 2022 - Kids
It's not too late to sign up!

WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4TH

Jun 27, 2022
There will be no Toddler Tales.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29th @ 2:00pm

Jun 27, 2022 - Kids
at Jewell Park

TUESDAY @ 2:00pm - TEEN SRP BOOK CLUB

Jun 27, 2022 - Kids

FREE COVID SELF-TEST KITS

Jun 27, 2022

Our internet is back online!

Jun 22, 2022
Public computers and phones are operational. Thank you for your patience. And thank you to the City’s IT Department!

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR FRIDAY'S FREE TEEN YOGA!

Jun 17, 2022 - Kids
@ Jewell Park for Teens Grades 6-12

BUILD IT!

Jun 17, 2022 - Kids
Fourth Friday in the Library

ANNOUNCING TEEN SRP!

Jun 06, 2022 - Kids
Starts Today

READ BEYOND THE BEATEN PATH - 2022 SRP

Jun 06, 2022 - Kids
Kicking off on Wednesday!

CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30TH

May 24, 2022
We will be CLOSED Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day

GAME ON! - TUESDAY, MAY 24th @ 3:30

May 23, 2022 - Kids

Bay Area Health Officers Urge Public to Take Precautions as COVID Levels Rise

May 18, 2022
The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates. Masking indoors is strongly recommended.

2022 Primary Election

May 16, 2022

TODAY - TEEN MANGA MEET UP @ 3:30pm

May 09, 2022 - Kids
Discuss, Draw, Eat, Meet

NOW OPEN MONDAYS!

Apr 27, 2022

TEEN BLACKOUT POETRY EVENT

Apr 05, 2022 - Kids
Tuesday, April 26th at 3:30pm

FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

Mar 29, 2022
APRIL 2, 2022 AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH 10AM-4PM

PATRICE VECCHIONE - SATURDAY AT JEWELL PARK 2-4PM

Mar 25, 2022
The Value of Writing in Difficult Times - FREE. No Registration Required. Refreshment Provided. All are Welcome.

DANIEL B. SUMMERHILL

Mar 25, 2022
Theatrical Spoken Word Poetry with Monterey County's 1st Poet Laureate, Daniel B. Summerhill.

DR. BARBARA MOSSBERG

Mar 22, 2022
JOIN US in kicking off National Poetry Month with Dr. Barbara Mossberg's 1st public reading from her new book.

SUPPLIES HAVE GONE, PLEASE INQUIRE AT MRWMD.ORG

Mar 22, 2022

ANNOUNCING WEEKLY EVENTS ALL APRIL LONG - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Mar 18, 2022
We are excited to announce the return of April events, celebrating National Poetry Month, and new Gallery Exhibit.

SAVE THE DATE - OPENING RECEPTION! FRIDAY, 4/8 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Mar 14, 2022
Join us! Refreshment provided. Free admission. No registration.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 @ 11:00AM!

Mar 12, 2022 - Kids
Saturday, March 12th and Every Second Saturday at 11am in the Library

GREAT NEWS FOR FANS OF MAGAZINES AND GRAPHIC NOVELS!

Mar 01, 2022
Now more digital magazines AND comics are available with your PGPL Library Card.

MARCH 8th at 3:30PM

Feb 28, 2022
GAMES! GAMES! GAMES!

NEW!  BABY RHYME STORYTIME IN THE LIBRARY

Feb 17, 2022 - Kids
BABY RHYME STORYTIME IN THE LIBRARY

DINE OUT WITH FRIENDS AT LA MIA CUCINA - TODAY!

Feb 17, 2022
A delicious way to support the library. 

TOWN HALL: STATE OF THE CITY WITH MAYOR PEAKE ON  2/23/2022 AT 6PM

Feb 16, 2022
In Person and Virtual

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Feb 16, 2022

MEET UP FOR TEENS - FEBRUARY 15TH AT 3:30

Feb 15, 2022 - Kids
This Teen Meet Up is for Teens who have an interest in Manga, Anime, and Graphic Novels

WE HAVE LISTS!

Feb 11, 2022

Ask the Reference Desk about Zip Books!

Feb 02, 2022
Zip Books are back through June

1ST SATURDAY BOOK SALES

Jan 31, 2022
FEBRUARY 5TH 10AM - 4PM AT ST. MARY'S

Food Scraps Now Go In The Green Cart!

Jan 20, 2022

Scientific Calculators Are Available To Check Out

Jan 20, 2022 - Kids

Collective Support: LJ's 2022 Librarians of the Year

Jan 18, 2022

MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES!

Jan 17, 2022

FEBRUARY TEEN MEET UP

Jan 17, 2022

NEW HOURS

Jan 04, 2022
Now open later on Wednesday & Saturday!

LEGO IN THE LIBRARY!

Jan 03, 2022 - Kids

NEW YEAR TEEN CHALLENGE

Dec 29, 2021

NEW GALE K-12 ONLINE RESOURCES

Dec 23, 2021 - Kids
Free from California's K-12 Online Content Project and the California State Library

SAVE THE DATE!

Dec 20, 2021

WINTER READING PROGRAM

Dec 20, 2021 - Kids
December 20th - January 31st,

2021 HOLIDAY HOURS

Dec 03, 2021

TEEN CHALLENGE- HOLIDAY BINGO!

Dec 03, 2021 - Kids

FOOD FOR FINES IS BACK!

Dec 03, 2021
Forgot to return that library book or DVD on time?

COMING SOON - PGPL WINTER READING PROGRAM!

Dec 03, 2021 - Kids

CALLING ALL TEENS!

Nov 19, 2021 - Kids
BOOK REVIEW WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE LIBRARY

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Nov 19, 2021
We will be CLOSED Thursday, November 25 - Saturday, November 27

2021 MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES!

Nov 15, 2021
The Friends are delighted to participate in the 2021 MONTEREY GIVES!

DEDICATION OF THE RENEWED CHILDREN'S ROOM

Nov 15, 2021

NOVEMBER LEGO CHALLENGE

Nov 15, 2021 - Kids
BUILD YOUR FAMILY HAVING THANKSGIVING DINNER

CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th

Nov 08, 2021 - Kids
in observance of Veteran's Day

Toddler Tales at the Library

Nov 05, 2021 - Kids
Mondays from 11:00am-11:30am

Preschool Storytime at the Library

Nov 05, 2021 - Kids
Tuesdays from 11:00am to 11:30am

The November Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Nov 02, 2021 - Kids
Find Turkey hiding in his 8 favorite book series and write the order 1-8.

New in Teen HQ - Fall Bingo Challenge!

Oct 21, 2021 - Kids
This challenge offers ideas for new reading activities such as "read a book published the year your were born".

National Friends of the Library Week!

Oct 19, 2021
Join the Friends and your membership is active until 2023!

NOW OPEN MORE HOURS!

Oct 05, 2021
Tuesday through Saturday with Holds Pick-up on Monday.

Preschool Storytime at Caterpillar Park

Oct 05, 2021 - Kids

October Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Oct 01, 2021 - Kids
Eight Pumpkins dressed for Halloween are Hidden in the Children's Room.

October Lego Challenge!

Oct 01, 2021 - Kids
Build a Ghost Town or Zombie Village

New in Pop-up Programming!

Sep 22, 2021 - Kids
Monthly Scavenger Hunt

MPL Invites you to Celebrate Cannery Row Days 2021

Sep 22, 2021
Sweet Thursday Hooptedoodles

NOW OPEN SATURDAYS!

Sep 21, 2021
PGPL is Now Open 10am to 1pm on Saturdays!

REDEDICATION CELEBRATION IS SATURDAY!

Sep 16, 2021 - Kids
At Jewell Park and PGPL, 550 Central Ave. PG

TODAY! MUSIC IN THE PARK WITH MARY LEE

Sep 08, 2021 - Kids
Live in Person! Music with Mary Lee. 

September is National Library Card Month!

Sep 08, 2021
Join Marley Dias, author, producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, in promoting the power of a library card

FOL BOOKSTORE AT ST. MARY'S BOOK SALES

Aug 31, 2021
Did you know that Book Sales have resumed?

OPEN FOR HOLDS PICK UP 1ST SATURDAY

Aug 31, 2021
PGPL will be open for 1st Saturday Holds Pick Up hours on Saturday, September 4th from 10am to 1pm.

CLOSED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

Aug 30, 2021
PGPL will be CLOSED for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, the 6th of September

Help us Name the Newly Renovated Central Area - Voting is Closed

Aug 26, 2021
Vote for your favorite(s)

Coming Soon - Family Bilingual Storytime at Arnett Park!

Aug 26, 2021 - Kids
Join us at Arnett Park for Bilingual Storytime!

Preschool Storytime at Caterpillar Park

Aug 25, 2021 - Kids
You are invited to join in stories, music & movement and other fun with Miss Mary 

Teen Book Interest Survey

Aug 24, 2021 - Kids
Take our Book Interest Survey
When finished, you will have 4 books on hold to pick up and a treat!


PGPL has Magazines and Newspapers!

Aug 24, 2021
Come and check out the newly remodeled Reading Rotunda, where the periodicals (including Consumer Reports) are shelved.

We Have Expanded Our Hours!

Aug 17, 2021
Now Open Tuesday & Thursday, 1pm - 6pm and Wednesday & Friday, 10am - 1:00pm

You Are Invited!

Aug 17, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm at Jewell Park & Pacific Grove Public Library

Introducing Toddler Tales!

Aug 13, 2021 - Kids
Calling all Toddlers and their Caregivers!

Drop-In Crafternoon!

Aug 13, 2021 - Kids
Join the fun of crafting!
Wednesdays at 12pm-1pm and Thursdays at 3pm-4pm (Children's Room)
A new craft each week!

Family Bilingual Storytime

Aug 12, 2021 - Kids
Join us at Arnett Park for Bilingual Storytime!
Second Monday of the Month at 4:00pm

Stream Movies, Concerts, Courses

Aug 11, 2021
Free with your Library Card & the Libby App!

Check Out Niche Academy for eResource How to Videos!

Aug 10, 2021
Using our E-Library for the first time? Niche Academy is for you!

"Renewal" a Juried Art Show

Jul 30, 2021
Submit your personal expression of "Renewal" to a juried art show at the Pacific Grove Library opening on 10/8/2021!

NOW OPEN MORE HOURS!

Jul 20, 2021
NOW OPEN MORE HOURS!

Help us Name the Newly Renovated Central Area

Jul 19, 2021
Vote for your favorite(s)!

Preschool Stories

Jul 13, 2021 - Kids
Preschool Stories with Miss Mary
Please join the fun of story time at Jewell Park on Tuesdays 11:00am-11:30am

SAVE THE DATE! PGPL REDEDICATION

Jul 08, 2021
Celebrating the Library's Renewal Saturday, September 18th from 1pm to 4pm in Jewell Park.

NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY!

Jul 07, 2021
PGPL is NOW OPEN Tuesday 3-6, Wednesday 10-1, & Thursday 1-4.

Announcing 2021 PGPL Summer Reading Program

May 14, 2021
PGPL Summer Reading Program Coming Soon! - Beginning June 9th

BOOK STORE REOPENING AT ST. MARY'S

May 13, 2021
Exciting News from Friends of the Library! The Bookstore at St. Mary’s is Reopening on May 17th

THE FIRST SATURDAY OF MAY IS HERE!

Apr 30, 2021
The 1st Saturday of the month is here!

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

Apr 19, 2021
PGPL will be celebrating our volunteers all week, April 18-24!

NOW HIRING! Apply Online

Apr 08, 2021
Seeking Library Clerk (Part-time and On-Call) $17.50 - $21.28 Hourly Closing Date: 04/25/2021

National Library Week Is April

Apr 07, 2021
National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library

We Will Be Open Thursdays 2PM - 4PM Beginning March 25th!

Mar 23, 2021
New Hours! PGPL will be OPEN on Thursdays 2pm-4pm

NOW MORE LIBRARY-TO-GO HOURS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM!

Mar 03, 2021
For your convenience, we’ve added Tuesdays AND the first Saturday of the month, STARTING THIS SATURDAY!

1040 & 540/540EZ TAX FORMS ARE HERE

Mar 03, 2021
1040 and 540/540EZ tax forms are here!

Using our E-Library for the first time? Niche Academy is for you!

Mar 03, 2021
Using our E-Library for the first time?

More Library-To-Go Hours! Now includes the 1st Saturday of the month beginning March 6th

Feb 24, 2021
For your convenience, we’ve added Tuesdays AND the first Saturday of the month!

Meeting your distance learning needs! Scientific calculators are now available to check out at PGPL!

Feb 09, 2021
Thank you MPC and PGHS for partnering with us to meet this community need that came to our attention.

Expanded Holds Pick Up Hours

Jan 29, 2021
Starting February 2021 Holds Pick Up Hours are Monday & Tuesday 3pm to 6pm and Wednesdays 10am to 1pm.

EveryLibrary is the first and only national political action committee for libraries.

Jan 29, 2021
EveryLibrary is the first and only national political action committee for libraries.

PGPL will be OPEN Monday, January 18th (MLK Holiday)

Jan 13, 2021
PGPL will be "open" for regular holds pick up hours 3pm-6pm on Monday, January 18th (MLK Day)

Library Renewal Project Video

Dec 16, 2020
Please enjoy this video on the successful Library Renewal Project brought to you by Friends of the Library!

CONTINUES UNINTERRUPTED DURING THE NEW HEALTH ORDER AND THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS!

Dec 15, 2020
RETURNS, HOLDS & PICKUPS: Book Drop is open (no book donations please)!

New! Grab bags!

Nov 10, 2020
Want an assortment of items, but aren't sure exactly which titles you want?

NEW! Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow Programs

Oct 28, 2020
The Pacific Grove Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow™

Holds pick up - Starting October 21!

Oct 20, 2020
Holds pick up starts Wednesday, October 21, from 10am-1pm. Masks, physical distancing,

Holds pick up - Coming October 21!

Oct 12, 2020
Hello PGPL patrons! We are excited to announce holds pick up at our beautifully renewed library!

Our book drop is now open!

Oct 12, 2020
The PGPL book drop is now open for returns at 550 Central Avenue!

Countdown to Complete the Census

Aug 24, 2020
Get out the count by September 30!

Live Zoom Preschool Stories

Aug 09, 2020
Please join our Live Zoom Preschool Stories!

NEW! Digital Magazine Collection

Aug 06, 2020
Full color, interactive digital magazines with no holds, no checkout periods, 

Full color, interactive digital magazines with no holds, no checkout periods,

Jul 23, 2020
Please welcome the Fratello Marionettes!

Upcoming Summer Reading Performance

Jun 24, 2020

Mister Chris is "PG's Music Man."  Sing and dance along with Chris Bohrman. 

Previous Summer Reading Performance

Jun 24, 2020

Welcome Andy Z!

Call To Artists - Built For Books Juried Show

Dec 21, 2017
“Built for books”

A Fine Art Juried Show Celebrating Libraries and Learning

City Seeking Library Director and Administrative Services Director

May 01, 2017

Words Flow Endlessly Off the Pages

Nov 01, 2016

World Book Online now available

Nov 16, 2015
Pacific Grove Public Library cardholders can now access World Book Encyclopedia's

National Voter Registration Day

Sep 22, 2015
The City and Library are working with

Coyotes in Pacific Grove

Mar 23, 2015
Pacific Grove Animal Control has been informed about

 Help us Name the Newly Renovated Central Area

Help us Name the Newly Renovated Central Area

Help us Name the Newly Renovated Central Area

Help us Name the Newly Renovated Central Area

PGPL has partnered with Overdrive to bring you these free streaming services.

All you need is your library card number and the Libby App.

Drop-In Crafternoon!

Join the fun of crafting!
Wednesdays at 12pm-1:00pm and Thursdays 3pm-4pm
A new craft each week!

SUPPORTING HOMELESS YOUTH IN MONTEREY COUNTY

PGPL is participating in the CHS 2021 Basic Needs Drive

stay informed

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