Library News

Summer Reading Program 2017
The 2017 Summer Reading Program begins June 3.
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Summer Teen Events!
SUMMER 2017- See our line-up for FREE teen events this summer!
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3D Print, Poem & Photo Contest
SUMMER 2017 - Do you like to take pictures, design 3D prints, or write poetry? Enter our contest for prizes!
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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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California Listens - Digital Storytelling Workshop
WED-THU, June 28-29 - You Have a Story and We Want to Help You Out!
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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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ESL: Beyond the Basics

MONDAYS - Advanced English as a second language class for high-intermediate and advanced ESL speakers.


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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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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 - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
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Yoga with Surfer Mike
FIRST TUESDAYS - Bring your mat and learn mindful meditation and yoga movement the first Tuesday of every month.


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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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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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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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Library Begins Using Services of Collection Agency
Beginning March, 2011
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Library Lending Watt Metering Devices
Test home appliances for energy efficiency.
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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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