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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2014
Library Closed Easter Sunday
SUNDAY, April 20 - all locations closed.
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Family Date Night
FRIDAY, April 25 - Special After Hours Program for the Family!
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Join a BIG READ Event: "Old School" by Tobias Wolff
WEDNESDAY, April 30 - Hear a staged reading of Old School - then join the conversation.
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Going Green: Fabulous Dishes, No Shopping Required
WEDNESDAY, April 30 - Innovative ways to rework your leftovers.
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So You Think You Can Google!
WEDNESDAY SERIES, May 7-21 - Tips and tricks to become a better searcher from Google staff.
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Pop-up Storytime @ Gamble Gardens
THURSDAY, May 8 - We're taking our storytime on the road.
Storytime at Dr. Brian Liu's Dentist Office

Book Discussion: "We Need New Names"
WEDNESDAY, June 4 - Librarian-led discussion of award winning author Noviolet Bulawayo's book.
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Meet Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo
THURSDAY, May 8 - Author of We Need New Names.
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Palo Alto Art Center access
Access to Art Center reduced during Main Library construction
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Link+ Now Available
March, 2014 - LINK+ service now at Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave.
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Teen Tech Tutoring
Teens help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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Storytimes at the Library
Weekly storytimes for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers.

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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 opens May 3 at Art Center.
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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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Wireless Access at the Library
All locations offer free wifi.
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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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