Library News

Changes at the Library
WEDNESDAY, September 12 - Announcement of Library Changes.
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Bug-sniffing dogs to visit Palo Alto libraries
Month of October - Each branch will be closed for one day during precautionary inspections.
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Festival of Lights: A Diwali Celebration
SUNDAY, October 29 - Come celebrate Diwali at the Palo Alto City Library! We'll have music, dancing, henna, crafts and lots more for the whole family to enjoy!
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Day of the Dead Altar
OCT 15-NOV 5 - Submit a photo of someone who has passed away for our Dia de los Muertos altar.

MONTH of November - Come Write in Month of November!

Haunted Palo Alto
FRIDAY, October 20 - Join us for a Halloween Celebration with PAHA!
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Meditation and the Brain
SATURDAY, October 21 - A Workshop on Meditation with Dr. Manish Saggar.

Afternoon Adventure: School-Age Sensory Fun
WEDNESDAY, October 25-Children and young teens are invited to join us for free-form art and simple science projects.
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Welcome to America!
FOURTH THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, 7-8:30 p.m. - Monthly program where New Americans and visitors learn about the customs and values of their new home.
Welcome to America

International Games Day
THURSDAY, November 2 - Play with other teens on console game systems, karaoke, mini golf and more!

Book Clubs at the Library
Looking for a book club to join? The library has several options for a wide range of ages and interests!
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Virtual Privacy Lab
Build a custom privacy toolkit with the Virtual Privacy Lab.

Teen Writing Club
FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS - Share your passion for writing with other teens!
Teen Writing Club

Colorful Afternoons for Adults
THIRD SATURDAYS- Looking for a creative, yet calming outlet? Have you tried coloring lately?
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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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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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Saturday Board Games Day
FIRST SATURDAYS - Drop in every month for a full day of modern board gaming at the Rinconada Library!
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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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Medicare Mysteries Solved!
FIRST SATURDAYS - Two hour monthly workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
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Tech Tutoring
TUESDAYS and SATURDAYS - Volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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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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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!
lego mindstorms robot with robotics workshop text

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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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 Begins Using Services of Collection Agency
Beginning March, 2011
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Looking For a Job?
Library Resources Can Help
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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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