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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014
Library Closed for Labor Day
SUNDAY, August 31 - MONDAY, Sept. 1 - all locations closed.
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Parenting Program: Parents Guide to Social Media
THURSDAY, September 4 - Talking With Your Teen Social Media.

Saturday Afternoon Board Games
SATURDAY, September 6 - Drop in for an afternoon of board games!
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Crafty Corner: Up, Up, and Away!
SATURDAY, September 6 - Drop in for a fun craft!
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Brown Bag Book Club
WEDNESDAY, September 10 - Join us as we discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
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War Comes Home: Creative Writing Series for Veterans
FRIDAYs, September 12 thru October 20 - creative writing series for veterans led by author Jill Wolfson.
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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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Veterans' Photo Exhibit & Celebration
SUNDAY, November 9 - HEART OF A SOLDIER on display at this community celebration.
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Paws to Read
SATURDAY, September 20 - Kids read to dogs!
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War Comes Home: Join a Civic Conversation
THURSDAY, September 25 - Explore beliefs and gain understanding for those who have served.
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Storyteller Michael Katz
WEDNESDAY, September 17 - Join Michael for an afternoon of great stories.
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Book-to-Movie Club for Teens
SATURDAY, September 13 - Watch a movie adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes books.
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War Comes Home: Documentary Film Screening
SATURDAY, September 27 - Filmmaker Pete Pepper screens & discusses his documentary "Killing Memories"
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War Comes Home - Connecting With Our Vets
Join the discussion at a number of events throughout Palo Alto as we honor returning vets.
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Heroes Come Home: Family Night for Vets & Their Families
FRIDAY, October 17 - Special after-hours event at Children's Library for Vets & their families
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Pick Up Your Prizes Now!
Paws to Read summer reading program prizes awarded through August 30.
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War Comes Home: Book Discussion
THURSDAY, September 18 - Join a librarian-moderated discussion of Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like To Go To War.
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War Comes Home: Meet Author Karl Marlantes
SATURDAY, October 11 - Meet Karl Marlantes, author of the CA Reads Selection What It Is Like To Go To War.
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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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Temporary Main Library Now Open
At the Art Center Auditorium, 1315 Newell Rd.
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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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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

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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