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PGPL Homepage:  https://www.pacificgrovelibrary.org 

Phone:  831-648-5760 Circulation & 831-648-5762 Reference 

Email:  referencedesk@cityofpacificgrove.org 

HOURS
Tuesday - Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sidewalk Holds Pick-up Only 
Mondays 3pm – 6pm
The Library is open to the public longer hours Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Current hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm, and we are still offering sidewalk holds pick up service only Mondays from 3pm to 6pm during Farmer's Market.

Masks & distancing required for entry.

The Book Drop on the corner of Central & Grand is available 24/7 for you to place your PGPL/MPL returns.
 
For current Hours and Closure information, click here.

For Book Donations & Salesclick here.
News & Events
MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES!
Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library! An Electric Bookmobile, such as the one shown above, will help the PG Library visit students, seniors, and neighborhoods expanding outreach. Over $36,000 was raised through the 2021 Monterey County Gives campaign for this Big Idea. 

Public libraries are a vital part of any community and one of the most cost-effective investments. The Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library help ensure that our library is a thriving community center for discovery and lifelong learning. Monterey County Gives 2021 raised an amazing $9 million plus for 170 local non-profits! 
Steve & Nancy Hauk Gallery
The "Renewal" Juried Art Show ran from October to January, with closing reception on January 7th. Thank you to Curator Christine Crozier, all the artists, and the Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library. Here is a sneak peek of a Joan Savo work that is now available for viewing. A photo won't do it justice. Come by and see the 72”x 60” oil on canvas titled "1978 Series #18"! Click Here to view a write up on the artist and stay tuned for a write up on the interesting history of the Gallery.
New at Teen HQ! On February 15th, PGPL will be hosting a Meet Up for Teens who are interested in Anime, Manga, and Graphic Novels. Discuss, Draw, Eat, Meet.
SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS are available to check out at PGPL. Thank you MPC and PGHS for partnering with us to meet this community need that came to our attention. They are intended to support a Non-PGHS/MPC student for a school term and may be checked out for 4
months (120 days).

Meet PGPL

Julie Weirick is the Technical Services Librarian at the Pacific Grove Public Library. Technical Services is responsible for ordering, receiving, cataloging, preserving, and processing all materials available at the library. Julie also manages the ZipBooks grant program.  

Working as a student assistant at her university's library as an undergrad, Julie loved knowing how to find information and being able to share this with other students.  After earning her bachelor's degree, Julie decided to pursue library work as a career.  She worked in Technical Services at a law school library in Sacramento for six years, before her husband's job change brought them to Pacific Grove in 2014. Julie started volunteering for PGPL shortly after and was hired as an on-call Library Clerk when a position became available. Within a few years, Julie was promoted to Library Technician in Technical Services and decided to further her library education at San Jose State University. Julie was promoted to Senior Library Assistant for Technical Services and became a Librarian once she'd earned her Master's in Library and Information Science.  

“I’ve always loved working in libraries, and what makes PGPL so special is the friendly community, the dedicated Friends of the Library, the enthusiastic staff, and of course the beautiful historic building.” 

When not at the library, Julie enjoys watching movies and visiting family in Michigan (where she grew up), spending time with her husband and their dog, and she recently took up crochet.  

Kids & Teens

Visit the Calendar or main Kids or Teen page to view all events.


WINTER READING PROGRAM 
No Sign Up Required. Read for 4 hours and receive a book prize. Ends January 31st.


LEGO IN THE LIBRARY!
Every first Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Builders of all ages are welcome.
Storytime is back in the Library!
Family Bilingual Storytime is now the second Saturday of the Month inside PGPL at 11:00am. Stories, Songs, & Play. Fun for all ages. 

Toddler Tales, geared towards ages 18 months to 3 years, is Mondays at 11am. These are non-public hours, and the doors open to attendees at 10:55am.  

Preschool Stories returns Tuesdays at 11am, and is fun for all ages, but designed with children 3-5 years in mind.  
New Year Teen Challenge features fun reading and challenges and activities.
Get a bingo by accomplishing four in a row.
Bring your card to the front desk by the Feb 4 deadline for reward. 
Please enjoy these two book reviews written by teens who attended December's Book Review Writing Workshop at the Library.

Resource Spotlight

NEW FOR KIDS & TEENS! Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. 
Take Me There

DID YOU KNOW? 

Staff at PGPL creates lists for the public as another way to search for materials. When using the library’s online catalog, you can find the Lists drop down menu in the upper left corner above our logo. Simply click on one of the choices and then from there, you may select items to place on hold or add to one of your own private reading lists where you can keep track of items you wish to save for later. 

In addition to the NYT Best Sellers, there are a wide variety of Public Lists for youth and adults, such as “Amazon 20 Best Children's Books 2021”, “Rotten Tomatoes Best Movies of 2021”, “PGPL - Great Courses” and Fiction & Movies Set in Monterey County. 

Community

Now, Monterey County residents can put food scraps in the green curbside cart with yard waste reducing production of methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide and they end up as valuable compost instead! Contact your disposal service provider for more info.

Nearly all kinds of food scraps except liquids and raw meat can go into the green cart for curbside pickup:
🍖 Cooked meat, fish, bones, and shells 
🧀 Cheese and other solid dairy products 
🥐 Bread, pasta, pastry, and other grains 
☕️ Coffee grounds 
🍌 Fruits and vegetables

Pacific Grove Residents - pick up your FREE kitchen counter food scraps bin at the Public Works Yard (2100 Sunset Dr), every Monday & Tuesday between 1- 3 pm in January. Questions/need special accommodations? Contact Public Works at 831-648-5722.
The PG Community Center Preschool is now enrolling through the City of Pacific Grove Recreation Department. For information, phone 831.648.3135 or email recreation@cityofpacificgrove.org
RESOURCES FOR RENTERS
jaclmonterey.org

Friends of the Library

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Friends of the Library Book Club 
Meets most second Mondays via Zoom at 2:00 pm 
For information, contact pgplbookclub@yahoo.com
Upcoming Selections: 
Feb 14: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi
Mar 14:  American Dirt by Pat Carriveau
April 11: Stoned by Aja Raden

LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO DONATE AND BUY GENTLY USED BOOKS?
The FOL Bookstore at St. Mary’s
is Open from 10:00-12:00 Monday-Friday with1st Saturday of the Month Sales almost every 1st Saturday. The next Saturday Book Sale is on the 5th of February. Find more info HERE. 

Notices

The American Tin Cannery Project (ATC) Plans & Environmental Impact Report is available for check out for 5 days. Available to view and check out during Library hours.

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