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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014
Parenting Program: Parents Guide to Social Media
THURSDAY, September 4 - Talking With Your Teen Social Media.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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