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Last Updated: May 28, 2016
Memorial Day holiday closure
MONDAY, May 30 - All library locations and administrative offices are closed for Memorial Day.

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Sorry We Are Closed sign

New Assistant Director Hired
Welcome Gayathri Kanth to Palo Alto City Library!
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Summer Teen Events
SUMMER 2016- See our line-up for teen events this summer @ your library!
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Finals Cram Slam
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, May 25 & 26 - Extended study hours, snacks, games, and therapy dogs for high school students at Mitchell Park Library & Community Center.
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finals cram slam

Summer Reading Program 2016!
May 28 through August 31 - On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!
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Child reading book while sitting in pool float

U-Jam for Kids
SATURDAYS, June and July - Kid-friendly U-Jam cardio dance class.
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Wacky Wednesdays: Eth-Noh-Tec Asian Story Theater
WEDNESDAY, June 8 -- Storytelling company Eth-Noh-Tec perform Asian stories and folktales.
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California Primary Voter Information
Get All Your Voter Information
The June 7, 2016 Primary
is just around the corner!
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Meet the Author - The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens
THURSDAY, June 2 -- Dr. Jacob Towery, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry
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Book cover of The Anti-Depressant Book and author Dr. Jacob Towery

Post-its for Positivity!
MONTH OF MAY -- Adults can write a message(s) of positivity for high school students on post-it notes for high school students studying for finals.
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Afternoon Storytime at Gamble Garden
2nd WEDNESDAY, thru August 10 -- Join us for an afternoon family storytime at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in the Carriage House.
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gamble garden flowers with afternoon storytime text

Answers to common questions about the new Library Platform
Answers to common questions about our new integrated library service platform.
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Tai Chi
SUNDAYS through May 29 - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
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Library Advisory Commission Moves Meetings to Library Branches
Invites the public to participate in its discussions about the Library.
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Teen Writing Club
1st & 3rd THURSDAYS - Join the "Another Sky" Teen Writing Club!
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writing club

Book Clubs at the Library
Lively discussions & stimulating reads for a variety of ages & interests.
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Book Clubs @ the Library with club names

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
THIRD THURSDAY of the month through June 2016 - enjoy a wonderful talk presented by the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County!
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text Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

ESL Conversation Group
WEDNESDAYS - Come and practice speaking and listening in English!
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Saturday Board Game Day
1st Saturday of the month - Drop in for a full day of board games!
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It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club
Second Sunday of the Month - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
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Friday Fun!
1st FRIDAY - Board games, crafts, legos, Bingo & more creative fun for kids!
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friday fun

Medicare Mysteries Solved!
1st Saturday each month - Two hour workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
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Teen Tech Tutoring
Teen volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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Library Resources for Persons with Disabilities
If you or someone you know needs assistance with gaining access to reading materials, read on.
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Local History and Genealogy
Genealogy Databases and Local History Treasures
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Check Out Chromebooks for 7 Days
Discover a whole new kind of computer!
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Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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Library Lending Watt Metering Devices
Test home appliances for energy efficiency.
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Library Begins Using Services of Collection Agency
Beginning March, 2011
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