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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.

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

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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