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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016
2017 Annual Kids & Teens Writing Contest
DECEMBER 1 - JANUARY 8 : 2017 Kids and Teens Writing Contest.
2017 Annual Kids and Teens Writing Contest

Palo Alto Library Upcoming Holidays
Schedule of the Upcoming Winter Holiday Closures for the Library
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Eth-Noh-Tec Asian Story Theater
WEDNESDAY December 7 - Storytelling company Eth-Noh-Tec perform Asian stories and folktales.
Eth-Noh-Tec logo

Fake News
Know it when you see it.

Kono for Libraries
THURSDAY, November 17 - Kono for Libraries is Live!
lego mindstorms robot with robotics workshop text

Little Scholar Tablets are Here!
Little Scholar Tablets are Here!
small boy with little scholar tablet

Star Wars Trivia Night
WEDNESDAY December 14 - Come test your Star Wars knowledge by competing in our trivia night!
Star Wars Trivia Night lettering

Savvy Social Security Planning for Women and Couples
SATURDAY December 10 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Register for the first of a series of workshops for women and couples on smart planning. Led by Greg Hannah, CFP, MBA.
Savvy Social Security Planning for Women

ESL Book Club
THURSDAY, December 8 - Let's Read English!
text ESL book club

Toy Drive
Until DECEMBER 15 - Bring your donations of new and unwrapped toys to the Children's, Mitchell Park, and Rinconada Libraries!

WEDNESDAYS 4 - 6 p.m. - Weekly knitting club for teens and adults.
knitting image

Finals Cram Slam
MONDAY & TUESDAY, Dec. 12 & 13 - We have space for teens to study with friends, snacks, games, and therapy dogs for high school students at Mitchell Park Library & Community Center.
finals cram slam

DIY Holiday Crafts
TUESDAY, Dec. 20 - Create ornaments and decorate cookies in time for the holidays!

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

Graphic Novel Book Club
SECOND 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

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

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
SECOND & FOURTH 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

ESL: Beyond the Basics

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

Image ESL Beyond the basics

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

Russian Bilingual Storytime
MONDAYS 5 p.m. - Bilingual Russian storytime for children and their parents and caregivers.
Russian Bilingual Storytime wording with images of traditional Russian toys

Mandarin Bilingual Storytime
SUNDAYS 11 a.m. - Bilingual Mandarin storytime for children and their parents and caregivers.


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

New Year, New Nails Party!
TUESDAY, Jan. 10 - We're having a nail painting party for teens!

Teen Tech Tutoring
SATURDAYS - Teen volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
Photo of teen and senior learning to use iPad