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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
Friday Fun
FRIDAY, July 25 - last session - don't miss it!
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Crafty Corner: Animal Tracks Flip-Flops
SATURDAY, July 26 - Bring your own flip flops and we'll show you how!
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Family Movie
THURSDAY, July 31 - Watch a Movie!
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Magician Brian Scott
WEDNESDAY, July 30 - Magician Brian Scott
Magician Brian Scott

The Iron Dice Roll: World War One 100 Years Later
FRIDAY, August 1 - Origins and Outbreak. Part 1 of 2 part series.
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Family "Paws to Pose" Yoga
FRIDAY, August 8 - Join Surfer Mike as he leads simple yoga for the whole family!
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Parenting Program: How To Talk So Teens Will Listen
THURSDAY, August 7 - Talking With Your Teen About Communication.

Cool Devices!
TUESDAY, August 5 - Developing a Cool Device for Athletes!
Cool Devices

The Iron Dice Roll: World War One 100 Years Later
FRIDAY, August 8 - The War Experience. Part 2 of 2 part series.
Photo of soldiers carrying wounded.

Library Recognized as a Top Innovator
makeX Teen Mobile Makerspace honored by the Urban Libraries Council
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Urban Farming with Chickens
SATURDAY, July 26 - Learn about raising chickens in the city.
Line drawing of a hen.

Brown Bag Book Club
WEDNESDAY, August 13 - Discussing A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson.
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"Paws to Read" This Summer!
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program - for all ages.
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Saturday Afternoon Board Games
SATURDAY, August 2 - 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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Google Cloud Print at the Library
Print anywhere, anytime! Pick up at Mitchell Park Library.
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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

Volunteering at the Library
We welcome new volunteers throughout the year
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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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