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Last Updated: Oct 7, 2014
Get Ready to Vote
TUESDAY, November 4 - general election day. Get registered and make a difference!
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Parenting Program: Blended Families
THURSDAY, November 6 - Parenting program about blended families.
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Veterans' Photo Exhibit & Celebration
SUNDAY, November 9 - HEART OF A SOLDIER on display at this community celebration.
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Libraries Closing for Staff Development
THURSDAY, November 13 - All locations closed
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Library Closed for Veterans Day
TUESDAY, November 11 - all locations closed.
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Temporary Mitchell Park Library is Closed
Find out more about the opening of the NEW Mitchell Park Library & Community Center.
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War Comes Home: Photography Workshop Series For Veterans
SATURDAYS, October 18 & 25 - Vets work with professional photographer in this 2-part series.
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Mitchell Park Library and Community Center Receives Certificate of Occupancy
City staff has already started moving into the new facility, and are busy preparing for a "soft" opening to the public in early November.

Hoopla Digital Now Available
NEW! Your library card provides free access to streaming videos, music & audiobooks.
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Heroes Come Home: Family Book Discussion
FRIDAY, November 14 - Family book discussion of The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer.
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Heroes Come Home: Meet author Audrey Schafer and Her Dog Xerox!
WEDNESDAY, November 19 - Audrey Shafer will talk about writingThe Mailbox and Her Work with Veterans
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War Comes Home - Connecting With Our Vets
THROUGH NOVEMBER - Join the discussion at a number of events throughout Palo Alto as we honor returning vets.
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Library Releases New Library Cards
Three new cards to choose from, each with keychain card.
Three card designs to choose from

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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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

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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