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Last Updated: May 19, 2016
Memorial Day holiday closure
MONDAY, May 30 - All library locations and administrative offices are closed for Memorial Day.

Sorry We Are Closed sign

New Assistant Director Hired
Welcome Gayathri Kanth to Palo Alto City Library!
Photograph of Gayathri Kanth in front of framed art

Summer Reading Program 2016!
May 28 through August 31 - On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!
child reading while sitting in a pool float

Welcome to America!
THURSDAY, May 26- New Americans and visitors learn about the customs and values of their new home.
Welcome to America

Summer Teen Events
SUMMER 2016- See our line-up for teen events this summer @ your library!

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!
SATURDAY, May 28 - Fun for the whole family
kids running

Finals Cram Slam
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, May 25 & 26 - Extended study hours, snacks, games, and therapy dogs for high school students at Mitchell Park Library & Community Center.
finals cram slam

Wacky Wednesdays: Eth-Noh-Tec Asian Story Theater
WEDNESDAY, June 8 -- Storytelling company Eth-Noh-Tec perform Asian stories and folktales.
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Family Date Night
FRIDAY, May 27- Family Date Night Summer Reading Pep Rally!
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California Primary Voter Information
Get All Your Voter Information
The June 7, 2016 Primary
is just around the corner!

Meet the Author - The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens
THURSDAY, June 2 -- Dr. Jacob Towery, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry
Book cover of The Anti-Depressant Book and author Dr. Jacob Towery

Post-its for Positivity!
MONTH OF MAY -- Adults can write a message(s) of positivity for high school students on post-it notes for high school students studying for finals.
boy standing in front of wall with colorful post its

Afternoon Storytime at Gamble Garden
2nd WEDNESDAY, thru August 10 -- Join us for an afternoon family storytime at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in the Carriage House.
gamble garden flowers with afternoon storytime text

Answers to common questions about the new Library Platform
Answers to common questions about our new integrated library service platform.
Hands holding glass balls with words questions and answers

Tai Chi
SUNDAYS through May 29 - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
text saying Tai Chi

Library Advisory Commission Moves Meetings to Library Branches
Invites the public to participate in its discussions about the Library.
People at community meeting

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

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

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
THIRD THURSDAY of the month through June 2016 - enjoy a wonderful talk presented by the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County!
text Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

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

Saturday Board Game Day
1st Saturday of the month - Drop in for a full day of board games!
stack of boardgames

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

Medicare Mysteries Solved!
1st Saturday each month - Two hour workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
Photo of nurse

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

Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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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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Local History and Genealogy
Genealogy Databases and Local History Treasures
Photo of kids in library, courtesy of PAHA

Check Out Chromebooks for 7 Days
Discover a whole new kind of computer!
photo of Chromebook

Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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