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Last Updated: Oct 7, 2014
Crafty Corner: Remembrance Day
SATURDAY, November 1 - Drop in for a fun craft!
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Get Ready to Vote
TUESDAY, November 4 - find your polling place, read about issues and candidates.
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Parenting Program: Blended Families
THURSDAY, November 6 - Parenting program about blended families.
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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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Favorite Magazines Now Available Digitally
Enjoy the latest additions to the library's digital magazine collection through Zinio
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Library Closed for Veterans Day
TUESDAY, November 11 - all locations closed.
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Libraries Closing for Staff Development
THURSDAY, November 13 - All locations closed
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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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Temporary Mitchell Park Library is Closed
Find out more about the opening of the NEW Mitchell Park Library & Community Center.
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Mitchell Park Library and Community Center Receives Certificate of Occupancy
City staff has already started moving into the new facility, and are busy preparing for a "soft" opening to the public in early November.
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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 - Connecting With Our Vets
THROUGH NOVEMBER - Join the discussion at a number of events throughout Palo Alto as we honor returning vets.
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Library Releases New Library Cards
Three new cards to choose from, each with keychain card.
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Three card designs to choose from

Saturday Afternoon Board Games
SATURDAY, November 1 - Drop in for an afternoon of board games!
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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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