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“Life in Pacific Grove” Book Launch Celebrations

October 5

Pre-launch for Chamber of Commerce members and City Officials at the Tourist Center, Central and Eardley, Oct 5, 4-6 p.m. Book sales, refreshments, and entertainment by Guitar Man Chris Bohrman.

October 7 and 8 Book sales of “Life in Pacific Grove,” will take place in Chautauqua Hall from 11-5 each day. Publisher Patricia Hamilton and other contributors will be on hand to sell and autograph books. Book sales at the Library 12-5 Saturday only. Illustrator Keith Larson and other contributors will be on hand to sell and autograph. All books sold at all venues to benefit the library.

SPECIAL BOOK EVENTS, OCTOBER 7:
Chautauqua Hall, Central and 16th Avenue:
—11:30, after the Butterfly Parade, Mayor Kampe and Senator Monning will say a few words on behalf of the community and the new community book, “Life in Pacific Grove.” Book contributors will be recognized.

—Book sales for “Life in Pacific Grove.” Local authors will also be selling their books at two tables, Oct 7 and 8.

Jewell Park, across from the Library:
-—Noon to 2 p.m., after the Butterfly Parade, a “Potluck Picnic for Book Contributors, et al”  in the Little House in Jewell Park, next to the PG Library. Entertainment and live music by Peter and Joyce Meuse.
-—The greater PG community is, of course, invited—it’s a Community Book, after all, and writers need readers! Bring finger food for 4–6 people to share, and a blanket or chair to sit on. Plates provided.
In the Steve and Nancy Hauk Gallery inside the P.G. Library:
Emcee King Grossman, producer of “Artivism,” interviews with local creative people and aired on Access Monterey Peninsula.
—2-3 p.m. while you purchase your copy of “Life in Pacific Grove,” be soothed by light jazz: Richard Rosen, on the harmonica, and Bill Minor on the keyboard, culminating with Bill’s original composition of his PG song composed especially for the book launch, “Life in Pacific Grove.”

—3:15, enjoy Troupers of the Gold Coast, with Marabee Boone and other troupers, who will be in costume and mingling with the crowd doing a sing-a-long of 1880s and 1890s songs, including the most popular song of 1889, the year P.G. was incorporated. Fun for all, especially the children.

 

 


Creating a Snapshot in Time

We’ve collected stories from and about everyone—folks strolling the avenues, browsing in our shops, and dining in our restaurants, hiking and biking on the Rec Trail, gathering in our coffeehouses, attending Lighthouse Cinemas, and taking their children to school—stories from all the people who are enjoying life in our special corner of the world.

Our goal is to build community through the power of storytelling, and to create a snapshot in time, a comprehensive look at the rich sweep of life in Pacific Grove in 2017, a tapestry woven of the many threads that make up our community, made richer by your contribution. Contributors are all ages, ethnicities, economic status, and other diverse orientations and eccentricities!

About the Book

This book is entertaining and educational, with snatches of dialogue and repartee—replete with a walking tour, historical facts, local photos and “typically PG” illustrations by Keith Larson. It’s for family and friends—forever.

Life in Pacific Grove benefits the Pacific Grove Public Library

PG is not PG without the PGPL. The Pacific Grove Public library is a thriving institution and we consider it an irreplaceable part of our history. A community center for discovery and life-long learning, it is Monterey County’s only remaining Carnegie library that is still in use as a free public library.

All profits from the sale of Life in Pacific Grove will be donated to the Friends of the PG Library »

If you need any additional incentive to buy a look, consider that you’ll not only be contributing to our town’s legacy and heritage—as part of an important historical document that will live for generations—but that you’ll also be lending long term support for a beloved community institution.

Pacific Grove Public Library, California

Frequently Asked Questions

The book “Life in Pacific Grove” can’t be published without the support of our community members and visitors. Reading the following FAQs to learn more about how you can contribute and be a part of this all-inclusive community project.

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Keepers of Our Culture weekly column in the Cedar Street Times

Select stories from the book will appear in the weekly column.  Click the links below to read online on the Keepers of Our Culture Blog. Also online at Cedar Street Times.org

Tillie’s

Joyce Day Meuse, Tillie Gort employee and long time PG resident was the Guest Columnist in the May 26 edition of our monthly “Keepers of Our Culture” column in the local Cedar Street Times. Welcome to Tillie Gort’s Cafe—Local Favorite … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

‘I Have to Take Care of My People’

Richard “Dick” T. Oehrle, guest columnist in our weekly “Keepers of Our Culture” column in the 6-2-2017 issue of our local paper, Cedar Street Times, finds true Pacific Grove spirit embodied in one man, Charlie Higuera at the Grove Market. … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

What makes PG unique, you ask?

Mayor Kampe posed that query last October when he and I spoke about possible content for “Life in Pacific Grove.” Bill wanted to know how our residents and visitors would express the essence, the magic of Pacific Grove. Since we … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →