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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2017
Tax Time is Here Again
Where to file, extension forms and more.
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Spring Break Activities
APRIL 4 & 5 - See our lineup for free teen programs over your spring break!
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Parenting Programs
THURSDAY, April 6 - Get help navigating parenthood! This month: Connected or Disconnected? The Impact of Technology on the Modern Family.
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March Madness of Books
MONTH OF MARCH - See which book is winning in our March Madness for adults & teens!
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Family Storytime at Gamble Garden
4th Friday of the month, thru August 25 -- Join us for family storytime at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in the Carriage House.
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Climate Change Book Club
THIRD THURSDAYS - Join our new book club for people who would like to learn more about climate change and related topics.
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California Road sign with solar windmills in background

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
SATURDAY, April 8 and 15 - IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals who earned $54,000 or less. First come, first served. Last files accepted no later than 2 p.m.
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Library Pilots Future Technologies in 2017
Grant-funded projects to test drive robots & design workstation
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Pajama Storytime
WEDNESDAYS 7 p.m. - Evening storytime for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.
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Bay Area Bird Photographers
FIRST WEDNESDAYS - Come view photos of exquisite birds from around the world!
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Graphic Novel Book Club
SECOND THURSDAYS- Join us for a monthly book discussion on a graphic novel selected by the group!

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Citizenship Clinic
1st THURSDAYS, Sept. 1, 2016 - May 4, 2017 - Are You Ready to Become an American Citizen?
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New Library Bikes Deliver Pop-Up Library Services to Community
The Palo Alto Library is on the move, thanks to the purchase of two bikes that are bringing mobile book check-outs and other popular services directly to the community
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librarians on BikePALS outreach bikes

ESL: Beyond the Basics

MONDAYS - Advanced English as a second language class for high-intermediate and advanced ESL speakers.


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Teen Writing Club
FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS - Join the "Another Sky" Teen Writing Club!
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writing club

Medicare Mysteries Solved!
FIRST SATURDAYS - Two hour monthly workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
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word art with Medicare Mysteries Solved

Saturday Board Games Day
FIRST SATURDAYS - Drop in every month for a full day of modern board gaming at the Downtown Library!
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Colorful Afternoons for Adults
THIRD SATURDAYS- Looking for a creative, yet calming outlet? Have you tried coloring lately?
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Color pencils arranged in a circle

Knack-4-Knitting
WEDNESDAYS, 4-6 p.m. - Weekly knitting club for teens and adults.
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UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
THIRD THURSDAYS - Enjoy a wonderful talk presented by the UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County!
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UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County logo

Tai Chi
SUNDAYS - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
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Yoga with Surfer Mike
FIRST TUESDAYS - Bring your mat and learn mindful meditation and yoga movement the first Tuesday of every month.


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It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club
Second Sunday of the Month - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
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Graphic of person giving a quiz.

Russian Bilingual Storytime
MONDAYS 5 p.m. - Bilingual Russian storytime for children and their parents and caregivers.
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Russian Bilingual Storytime wording with images of traditional Russian toys

Book Clubs at the Library
Lively discussions & stimulating reads for a variety of ages & interests.
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Book Clubs @ the Library with club names

Tech Tutoring
SATURDAYS - Volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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Friday Fun!
1st FRIDAY - Board games, crafts, legos, Bingo & more creative fun for kids!
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friday fun

Kono for Libraries
THURSDAY, November 17 - Kono for Libraries is Live!
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lego mindstorms robot with robotics workshop text

Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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Library Lending Watt Metering Devices
Test home appliances for energy efficiency.
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