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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014
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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"Paws to Read" This Summer!
HURRY! Last day to sign up is July 31.
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Saturday Afternoon Board Games
SATURDAY, August 2 - Drop in for an afternoon of board games!
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Cool Devices!
TUESDAY, August 5 - Developing a Cool Device for Athletes!
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Cool Devices

Parenting Program: How To Talk So Teens Will Listen
THURSDAY, August 7 - Talking With Your Teen About Communication.
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LitQuake Palo Alto 2014
SUNDAY, August 17 - Free festival for book lovers of all ages.
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Library Releases New Library Cards
Three new cards to choose from, each with keychain card.
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Three card designs to choose from

Family "Paws to Pose" Yoga
FRIDAY, August 8 - Join Surfer Mike as he leads simple yoga for the whole family!
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The Iron Dice Roll: World War One 100 Years Later
FRIDAY, August 8 - The War Experience. Part 2 of 2 part series.
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Library Recognized as a Top Innovator
makeX Teen Mobile Makerspace honored by the Urban Libraries Council
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Brown Bag Book Club
WEDNESDAY, August 13 - Discussing A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson.
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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
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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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