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Last Updated: Sep 2, 2016
Columbus Day Holiday Closure
MONDAY, October 10 - All library locations and administrative offices closed for Columbus Day Holiday.

Sorry We Are Closed sign

Pros and Cons: Presentations of the Ballot Measures
Saturday October 8, 2-4 p.m. - Come, listen & participate in the arguments for & against the California ballot measures on the November 8 ballot!
Flag of California with the logo of the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

Celebrate World Animal Day!
WEDNESDAY, October 5 - Enjoy an animal-themed story and movie.
PAHS logo and animals

Graphic Novel Book Club
2nd THURSDAYS- Join us for a monthly book discussion on a graphic novel selected by the group!

two graphic novels

Bay Area Bird Photographers
FIRST WEDNESDAYS - Come view photos of exquisite birds from around the world!
Bay Area Bird Photographers logo

Tai Chi
SUNDAYS - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
image of person doing Tai Chi at sunset

Brown Bag Book Club
2nd Tuesday each month- Join our book club and enjoy talking about books!
Text Brown Bag Book Club is BACK!

Medicare Mysteries Solved!
1st SATURDAYS - Two hour monthly workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
word art with Medicare Mysteries Solved

Citizenship Clinic
1st THURSDAYS, Sept. 1, 2016 - May 4, 2017 - Are You Ready to Become an American Citizen?
International Rescue Committee Logo

Colorful Afternoons for Adults
3rd Saturday of the month - Looking for a creative, yet calming outlet? Have you tried coloring lately?
Color pencils arranged in a circle

Parenting Program
THURSDAY October 6 - Get help navigating parenthood!
parenting workshop image

Yoga with Surfer Mike
2nd & 4th TUESDAYS - Bring your mat & learn mindful meditation and yoga movement twice a month.

Image of woman doing yoga on the beach

Adult Henna Tattoo Program
WEDNESDAY, October 19 - Adults, interested in trying your own henna designs?
henna tattoo

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

Fall Teen Events
FALL TEEN EVENTS 2016- See our line-up for teen events this fall at your library!

ESL: Beyond the Basics

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

Image ESL Beyond the basics

Paws to Read
3rd SATURDAYS of the month- Read to a therapy dog!
Child reading to a dog

Teen Writing Club
1st & 3rd THURSDAYS - Join the "Another Sky" Teen Writing Club!
writing club

Saturday Board Games Day
1st SATURDAYS - Drop in every month for a full day of modern board gaming at the Downtown Library!
stack of boardgames

ESL Conversation Group
WEDNESDAYS - Come and practice speaking and listening in English!
Conversation Group logo

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

Teen Tech Tutoring
SATURDAYS - Teen volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
Photo of teen and senior learning to use iPad

It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club
Second Sunday of the Month - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
Graphic of person giving a quiz.

Friday Fun!
1st FRIDAY - Board games, crafts, legos, Bingo & more creative fun for kids!
friday fun

WEDNESDAYS 4 - 6 p.m. - Weekly knitting club for teens and adults.
knitting image

ABCMouse Online
WEDNESDAY, September 7 - ABCMouse Kids learning app!

Looking For a Job?
Library Resources Can Help
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Proctoring Locations
Find out where to get a test proctored.
Photo of student taking test

Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
Photo of books on shelves

Library Resources for Persons with Disabilities
If you or someone you know needs assistance with gaining access to reading materials, read on.
Graphic of ADA Act logo