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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Bug-sniffing dogs to visit Palo Alto libraries
Each branch will be closed for one day during precautionary inspections.
Dog nose sniffing

Dedication Ceremony
SATURDAY, October 29 - New Sign for Palo Alto Art Center and Rinconada Library to be Unveiled
Artist Darin Wacs' model of new sign for Palo Alto Art Center and Rinconada Library

Welcome to America!
THURSDAY October 27 - New Americans and visitors learn about the customs and values of their new home.
Welcome to America

Early Voting at Rinconada Library!
SATURDAY, October 29 & SUNDAY October 30 - Early Voting at the Rinconada Library!
Image of I Voted Early sticker

Protest, Privilege, Politics and Patriotism: Attaining Women's Suffrage in Great Britain, 1900-1928
TUESDAY, November 1 - The story of How Certain British Women Finally Gained the Right to Vote.

Day of the Dead Celebration with Cascada de Flores!
Tuesday November 1 - Join us for an afternoon of music and storytelling!

Cult Movie Series: Labyrinth
THURSDAY, Oct 27 - Join us for a classic cult movie!
David bowie in the movie poster of Labyrinth

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

Medicare Mysteries Solved!
1st SATURDAYS - Two hour monthly workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
word art with Medicare Mysteries Solved

Parenting Programs
THURSDAY November 3 - Get help navigating parenthood!
parenting workshop image

Knitting for NAMI
WEDNESDAYS 4pm - Please help our Knack for Knitting group make 100 hats for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)!

Author Visit: Katherine Roy
SATURDAY November 5 - A visit with author Katherine Roy!
Image of Katherine Roy's book Neighborhood Sharks

Pajama Storytime
WEDNESDAYS 7 p.m. - Evening storytime for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.
PAHS logo and animals

Diabetes Academy: Cooking Demo with Latina Celebrity Chef Doreen Colondres
WEDNESDAY November 16 - Join Chef Doreen and a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator for a FREE healthy cooking demonstration and educational workshop.
Image of Chef Doreen Colondres

2016 Election Resources
The Library's got you covered this election with voter information, events and services.
Voter Resources at the Library

Halloween Dominoes Fall Down
SUNDAY, October 30 - Come watch as over 2000 dominoes topple and more chain reaction objects trigger each other in a spectacular Halloween themed fall down!

International Games Day
TUESDAY, November 15 - Play with other teens on console game systems, Ping-Pong table, pool table, and more!

Bay Area Bird Photographers
FIRST WEDNESDAYS - Come view photos of exquisite birds from around the world!
Bay Area Bird Photographers logo

Graphic Novel Book Club
2nd THURSDAYS- Join us for a monthly book discussion on a graphic novel selected by the group!

two graphic novels

Tai Chi
SUNDAYS - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
image of person doing Tai Chi at sunset

Citizenship Clinic
1st THURSDAYS, Sept. 1, 2016 - May 4, 2017 - Are You Ready to Become an American Citizen?
International Rescue Committee Logo

Colorful Afternoons for Adults
3rd Saturday of the month - Looking for a creative, yet calming outlet? Have you tried coloring lately?
Color pencils arranged in a circle

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

Yoga with Surfer Mike
2nd & 4th TUESDAYS - Bring your mat & learn mindful meditation and yoga movement twice a month.

Image of woman doing yoga on the beach

New Library Bikes Deliver Pop-Up Library Services to Community
The Palo Alto Library is on the move, thanks to the purchase of two bikes that are bringing mobile book check-outs and other popular services directly to the community

Fall Teen Events
FALL TEEN EVENTS 2016- See our line-up for teen events this fall at your library!

ESL: Beyond the Basics

MONDAYS - Advanced English as a second language class for high-intermediate and advanced ESL speakers.

Image ESL Beyond the basics

Paws to Read
3rd SATURDAYS of the month- Read to a therapy dog!
Child reading to a dog

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

Saturday Board Games Day
1st SATURDAYS - Drop in every month for a full day of modern board gaming at the Downtown Library!
stack of boardgames