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Staff Appreciation Morning Closure

THURSDAY, December 14 - All library locations and administrative offices closed in the morning for a Staff Appreciation Event.


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2018 Annual Kids & Teens Writing Contest

December 1, 9 a.m.-January 5, 11 p.m.: Submit your entry for the 2018 Kids and Teens Writing Contest!


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Finals Cram Slam

SAT Dec. 16 - TUE Dec. 19 De-stress for finals week.


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Expanding LINK+ Pick-up to all Branch Locations

MONDAY, December 4 - We Are Expanding LINK+ Services!


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Teen Friday Movie

FRIDAY, December 22 - Start your winter break with a free movie in the Embarcadero room!


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Teen Writing Club
FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS - Teen Writing Club continues through the summer!
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Changes at the Library

WEDNESDAY, September 12 - Announcement of Library Changes.


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Welcome to America Series!

MONTHLY Series - Learning American Culture & Customs.


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Book Clubs at the Library
Lively discussions & stimulating reads for a variety of ages & interests.
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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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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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Donation From Korean Language and Culture Foundation

TUESDAY, December 5 - Palo Alto City Library Celebrated the Donations.


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Colorful Afternoons for Adults

THIRD SATURDAYS, 1-4 p.m.- Looking for a creative, yet calming outlet? Have you tried coloring lately?


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Citizenship Clinic

FIRST THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Ready to Become an American Citizen?


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It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club

SECOND SUNDAYS, 2-6 p.m. - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.


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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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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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Russian Bilingual Storytime

MONDAYS, 4:30 p.m. - Bilingual Russian storytime for children and their parents and 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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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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Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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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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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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Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017
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