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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2014
Finals Week at Mitchell Park
TUESDAY, December 16 through FRIDAY, December 19 - Special study sessions and more to keep you on track and stress-free for finals!
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Family Fun with Hoopla
WEDNESDAY, January 7 - Discover thousands of family movies, TV shows, eAudiobooks & music to stream.
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Stream It with Hoopla
WEDNESDAY, January 7 - Discover streaming movies, TV shows, eAudiobooks & music
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Medicare Mysteries Solved!
SATURDAY, December 20 - Two hour workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
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Paws to Read
SATURDAY, December 20 - Read to a therapy dog!
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This Is Your Life
SATURDAY, December 20 - Writing workshop for adults.
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Library Closed for the Holidays
WEDNESDAY, December 24 - all locations close at 6pm
THURSDAY, December 25 - all locations closed
WEDNESDAY, December 31 - all locations close at 6pm
THURSDAY, January 1, 2015 - all locations closed

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"Noon Year's Eve" Celebration
WEDNESDAY, December 31 - Celebrate New Year's Eve at the library
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Young Child Week
SATURDAY, December 27 through FRIDAY, January 2
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Teen New Year's Party
SATURDAY, January 3 - Bring in the new year with music, snacks and hand on tech-crafts!
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So, You Think You Can Google!
THURSDAYS in January - taught by a Google expert, these four sessions will make you a better searcher
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Library Hours Changing
Library hours are changing with the opening of Mitchell Park and Rinconada.
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Unwrap eBooks from Axis 360
TUESDAY, January 6 - Discover library eBooks for your favorite device
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Seniors Week
SATURDAY, December 20 - FRIDAY, December 26
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
TUESDAY, December 30 - Bring your favorite stuffed animal for an evening storytime, then leave your stuffed animal overnight in the library!
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Proctoring Locations
Find out where to get a test proctored.
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Temporary Main Library Open
At the Art Center Auditorium, 1315 Newell Rd.
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Teen Tech Tutoring
Teens help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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Looking For a Job?
Library Resources Can Help
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Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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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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Mobile Catalog Now Available
Access the library anywhere you use your smartphone or mobile device!
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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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Local History and Genealogy
Genealogy Databases and Local History Treasures
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Online Library Forms
Use the following online forms to conduct library business.
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Check Out Chromebooks for 7 Days
Discover a whole new kind of computer!
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Pay Library Fines/Fees Online
Use your credit card to pay anytime!
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Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Service Discontinued
Read about your options here.
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Library Lending Watt Metering Devices
Test home appliances for energy efficiency.
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