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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014
Hoopla Digital Now Available
NEW! Your library card provides free access to streaming videos, music & audiobooks.
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Parenting Program: Why Can't We Be Friends?
THURSDAY, October 2 - Learn how to help your child develop friendships.
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Saturday Afternoon Board Games
SATURDAY, October 4 - Drop in for an afternoon of board games!
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Crafty Corner: Monster Mash
SATURDAY, October 4 - Monster themed crafts.
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Libraries Closing for Staff Development
MONDAY, October 5 - TUESDAY, October 6: All locations closed
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Book-to-Movie Club for Teens
SATURDAY, October 11 - Book to Movie Club for Teens

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Clown Around with Coventry & Kaluza!
WEDNESDAY, October 8 - Join us for an afternoon of fun and laughs.
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Temporary Mitchell Park Library is CLOSED
Check here for news about library closures and openings.
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Library Closed for Columbus Day
SUNDAY, October 12 - MONDAY, October 13 - all locations closed.
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War Comes Home: Book Discussion
THURSDAY, October 16 - Join a librarian-moderated discussion of What It Is Like To Go to War by Karl Marlantes.
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Heroes Come Home: Family Book Discussion
FRIDAY, November 14 - Family book discussion of The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer.
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Heroes Come Home: Meet author Audrey Schafer and Her Dog Xerox!
WEDNESDAY, November 19 - Audrey Shafer will talk about writingThe Mailbox and Her Work with Veterans
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War Comes Home: Photography Workshop Series For Veterans
SATURDAYS, October 18 & 25 - Vets work with professional photographer in this 2-part series.
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Veterans' Photo Exhibit & Celebration
SUNDAY, November 9 - HEART OF A SOLDIER on display at this community celebration.
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War Comes Home - Connecting With Our Vets
Join the discussion at a number of events throughout Palo Alto as we honor returning vets.
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Heroes Come Home: Family Night for Vets & Their Families
FRIDAY, October 17 - Special after-hours event at Children's Library for Vets & their families
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War Comes Home: Creative Writing Series for Veterans
FRIDAYs, September 12 thru October 20 - creative writing series for veterans led by author Jill Wolfson.
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War Comes Home: Karl Marlantes - In Conversation
SATURDAY, October 11 - Meet New York Times Best-Selling Author and Vietnam Veteran.
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Library Releases New Library Cards
Three new cards to choose from, each with keychain card.
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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 Now 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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