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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014
Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 - all locations closing at 6pm.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, Nov. 27-28 - all locations closed.
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Ventriloquist Steve Chaney
WEDNESDAY, December 3 - A visit from Ventriloquist Steve Chaney
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Parenting Program: Positive Discipline
THURSDAY, December 4 - Discipline 104: Consequences that Fit!
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Mitchell Park Library Grand Opening Celebration
SATURDAY, December 6 - Grand Opening of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center.
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Hour of Code
SATURDAY, December 13 - Come explore the world of coding. Ages 10 and up.
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Elephant and Piggie Party at Children's Library
WEDNESDAY, December 10 - Come celebrate some of your favorite characters, Elephant & Piggie!
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Elephant and Piggie Party at Mitchell Park Library
WEDNESDAY, December 17 - Come celebrate some of your favorite characters, Elephant & Piggie!
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No Worries - Still No Fines.
Extended loan period still applies - most materials should be returned by January 2, 2015.
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This Is Your Life
SATURDAY, December 20 - Writing workshop for adults.
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War Comes Home: WAR INK - Virtual Exhibit
TUESDAY, November 11 - Online exhibit of veteran tattoo art launches 11/11
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Favorite Magazines Now Available Digitally
Enjoy the latest additions to the library's digital magazine collection through Zinio
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Teen Tech Tutoring
Teens help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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Main Library Closed for Renovations
Temporary location at the back of the Art Center, 1315 Newell Rd.
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Temporary Main Library Open
At the Art Center Auditorium, 1315 Newell Rd.
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Proctoring Locations
Find out where to get a test proctored.
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Looking For a Job?
Library Resources Can Help
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Check Out Chromebooks for 7 Days
Discover a whole new kind of computer!
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InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Service Discontinued
Read about your options here.
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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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Mobile Catalog Now Available
Access the library anywhere you use your smartphone or mobile device!
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Library Lending Watt Metering Devices
Test home appliances for energy efficiency.
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Pay Library Fines/Fees Online
Use your credit card to pay anytime!
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Online Library Forms
Use the following online forms to conduct library business.
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Local History and Genealogy
Genealogy Databases and Local History Treasures
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Find Materials at the Library
The City of Palo Alto Library offers an online catalog service to help you locate Library materials
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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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