Library News

Game of Thrones Trivia Night
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 - Winter is here! Come test your GOT knowledge by competing at our trivia night! Questions will come from every corner of the Seven Kingdoms -- books and the TV show, so study up!
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Business Ownership Exploration
TUESDAY, August 22 - Have you ever wondered if Small Business Ownership is right for you? This three-part series offered by business experts at FranNet will help determine if owning a business is right for you.
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Business Ownership Exploration

Summer Reading Program 2017
The 2017 Summer Reading Program begins June 3.
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Palo Alto Boogie
SATURDAY, August 19- Tiny dancers, ages 1-5 years old are invited to get down and boogie at the library!
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Total Solar Eclipse Party
MONDAY, August 21 - You are invited to a Solar Eclipse Party!
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Graphic Novel Book Club
SECOND THURSDAYS- Join us for a monthly book discussion on a graphic novel selected by the group!

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Two New eLearning Services

The library is now providing two new learning resources for our customers. Brainfuse HelpNow! is an online homework and study tool for kids and adults. Great Courses has online college-level lectures.


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3D Design Coach
Summer 2017 - Design your own printable 3D model!
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Virtual Privacy Lab
Build a custom privacy toolkit with the Virtual Privacy Lab.
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Teen Writing Club
FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS - Teen Writing Club continues through the summer!
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Teen Writing Club

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
THIRD THURSDAYS - Enjoy a wonderful talk presented by the UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County!
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Climate Change Book Club
THIRD THURSDAYS - Join our new book club for people who would like to learn more about climate change and related topics.
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Pajama Storytime
WEDNESDAYS 7 p.m. - Evening storytime for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.
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New Library Bikes Deliver Pop-Up Library Services to Community
The Palo Alto Library is on the move, thanks to the purchase of two bikes that are bringing mobile book check-outs and other popular services directly to the community
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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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Collection Development Policy
Read the summary or access the complete version.
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Computer Use at the Library
Free wireless access, loaner laptops and public PCs are available system-wide.
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ESL Conversation Group
WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Come and practice speaking and listening in English!
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Citizenship Clinic
FIRST THURSDAYS - Are You Ready to Become an American Citizen?
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Tech Tutoring
TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS - Volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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Colorful Afternoons for Adults
THIRD SATURDAYS- Looking for a creative, yet calming outlet? Have you tried coloring lately?
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Knack-4-Knitting
WEDNESDAYS, 4-6 p.m. - Weekly knitting club for teens and adults.
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Tai Chi
SUNDAYS, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
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It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club
SECOND SUNDAYS - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
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Russian Bilingual Storytime
MONDAYS 5:30 p.m. - Bilingual Russian storytime for children and their parents and caregivers.
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Book Clubs at the Library
Lively discussions & stimulating reads for a variety of ages & interests.
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Friday Fun!
1st FRIDAY - Board games, crafts, legos, Bingo & more creative fun for kids!
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Library Pilots Future Technologies in 2017
Grant-funded projects to test drive robots & design workstation
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Kono for Libraries
THURSDAY, November 17 - Kono for Libraries is Live!
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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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Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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Looking For a Job?
Library Resources Can Help
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Library Begins Using Services of Collection Agency
Beginning March, 2011
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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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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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