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Last Updated: Apr 23, 2014
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.
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Storytime at Dr. Brian Liu's Dentist Office

Meet Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo
THURSDAY, May 8 - Author of We Need New Names.
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Brown Bag Book Club
WEDNESDAY, May 14 - discussing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

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Book Discussion: "We Need New Names"
WEDNESDAY, June 4 - Librarian-led discussion of award winning author Noviolet Bulawayo's book.
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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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Children's Librarian Cheryl Lee reading a story

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
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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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