Poetry in the Grove

Saturday, May 3rd 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.

Join the Poetry Group at the Little House in Jewell Park to discuss the rich poetry and life of Robinson Jeffers. Everyone is welcome!


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Brad Herzog, Local Author, Returns to PGPL

Pacific Grove author Brad Herzog has written more than 20 books for children, including seven alphabet books about sports (“K is For Kick,” “T is For Touchdown,” etc.). According to his website biography, teenage Brad got to be the “honorary batboy” for his favorite Chicago White Sox. His love of sports continued in his early journalism career with The Ithaca Journal.

But Brad also writes for grownups. Three of his books tell of journeys in small-town America, and his latest non-fiction book is “My Mantelpiece” (available in May). Co-written with Carolyn Goodman, “My Mantelpiece” describes a life of hardship, followed by the murders of a civil rights activist in 1964 (the son of Carolyn Goodman). The book movingly describes social justice struggles through many decades, and highlighted with personal experience.

Meet Brad Herzog at the library on Thursday, April 17, at 7:30pm, hosted by the Friends of PG Library. Donations are requested and refreshments will be served. Don’t be late… our author events are usually very popular!


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Come Celebrate Miss Alison’s New Book!


Our very own children’s librarian, Alison Jackson, is pleased to announce the publication of her thirteenth book for young readers. WHEN THE WIND BLEW (Henry Holt, Inc.) is the story of “Rock-a-Bye-Baby”, only in this version the wind blows so hard that the baby  is blown (cradle and all) onto the house belonging to The Old Woman in the Shoe. What ensues is a whirlwind of mixed-up nursery rhymes, humorously illustrated by Doris Barette.

The Pacific Grove Library will be hosting a book signing party for Alison on Thursday, April 24, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Along with copies of WHEN THE WIND BLEW, she will have her other titles available for purchase as well.

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The PC in PG

This month we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of a homegrown computing revolution! In 1974, Dr. Gary A. Kildall demonstrated the first working prototype of CP/M (Control Program for Microcomputers) in Pacific Grove. This along with another Kildall invention provided an important foundation for the personal computer. Come into the library to see a display of Digital Research Inc. artifacts and memorabilia and check out the following links for more information:

Computer History Museum

Gary Kildall Legacy

Event Program

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Celebrate Persian New Year!

Saturday, March 22, 2014 

5:30 – 8:00 P.M.

Come help us celebrate Norooz (Persian New Year) at the library with Persian music &Noroos table1 dancers, the poetry of Hafiz, Persian tea & Norooz sweets.


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Be Clutter-free and Organized!

The Stuff Cure: how we lost 8,000 pounds of stuff for fun, profit, virtue, and a better world by Dr. Betty Sproule & Dr. J. Michael Sproule

Meet the Authors

February 27, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.

Pacific Grove Library

Sponsored by the Friends of the Pacific Grove Library


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Book Awards Season

The American Library Association recently announced some of its top books and audiobooks of 2013, chosen by librarians. Here are a few we have in Pacific Grove… come in and ask us for the other titles to put on hold!

claire of the sea light   Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat




  Lawrence in Arabia, by Scott Anderson   lawrence in arabia





ALA Listen List (best adult audio)

Heartburn  Heartburn, by Nora Ephron





Newbery Award

Flora   Flora & Ulysses, by Katie DiCamillo





Caldecott Award

  Locomotive, by Brian Flora  Locomotive





Odyssey Award (youth/teen audiobook)

Scowler   Scowler, by Daniel Krause





Michael Printz Award (Teen fiction)

  Midwinterblood, by Marcus Sedgwick   Midwinterblood





Alex Awards (Adult fiction that appeals to teens)


The Death of Bees, by Lisa O’Donnell




Lexicon   Lexicon, by Max Barry

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