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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016
2017 Annual Kids & Teens Writing Contest
DECEMBER 1 - JANUARY 8 : 2017 Kids and Teens Writing Contest.
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2017 Annual Kids and Teens Writing Contest

Palo Alto Library Upcoming Holidays
Schedule of the Upcoming Winter Holiday Closures for the Library
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Eth-Noh-Tec Asian Story Theater
WEDNESDAY December 7 - Storytelling company Eth-Noh-Tec perform Asian stories and folktales.
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Fake News
Know it when you see it.
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Kono for Libraries
THURSDAY, November 17 - Kono for Libraries is Live!
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Little Scholar Tablets are Here!
Little Scholar Tablets are Here!
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Star Wars Trivia Night
WEDNESDAY December 14 - Come test your Star Wars knowledge by competing in our trivia night!
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Savvy Social Security Planning for Women and Couples
SATURDAY December 10 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Register for the first of a series of workshops for women and couples on smart planning. Led by Greg Hannah, CFP, MBA.
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Savvy Social Security Planning for Women

ESL Book Club
THURSDAY, December 8 - Let's Read English!
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Toy Drive
Until DECEMBER 15 - Bring your donations of new and unwrapped toys to the Children's, Mitchell Park, and Rinconada Libraries!
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Knack-4-Knitting
WEDNESDAYS 4 - 6 p.m. - Weekly knitting club for teens and adults.
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Finals Cram Slam
MONDAY & TUESDAY, Dec. 12 & 13 - We have space for teens to study with friends, snacks, games, and therapy dogs for high school students at Mitchell Park Library & Community Center.
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finals cram slam

DIY Holiday Crafts
TUESDAY, Dec. 20 - Create ornaments and decorate cookies in time for the holidays!
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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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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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Tai Chi
SUNDAYS - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
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Bay Area Bird Photographers
FIRST WEDNESDAYS - Come view photos of exquisite birds from around the world!
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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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Colorful Afternoons for Adults
3rd Saturday of the month - Looking for a creative, yet calming outlet? Have you tried coloring lately?
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ESL Conversation Group
WEDNESDAYS - Come and practice speaking and listening in English!
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Yoga with Surfer Mike
SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAYS - Bring your mat & learn mindful meditation and yoga movement twice a month.


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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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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
1st & 3rd THURSDAYS - Join the "Another Sky" Teen Writing Club!
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Saturday Board Games Day
1st SATURDAYS - Drop in every month for a full day of modern board gaming at the Downtown Library!
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Russian Bilingual Storytime
MONDAYS 5 p.m. - Bilingual Russian storytime for children and their parents and caregivers.
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Mandarin Bilingual Storytime
SUNDAYS 11 a.m. - Bilingual Mandarin storytime for children and their parents and caregivers.



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Book Clubs at the Library
Lively discussions & stimulating reads for a variety of ages & interests.
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New Year, New Nails Party!
TUESDAY, Jan. 10 - We're having a nail painting party for teens!
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Teen Tech Tutoring
SATURDAYS - Teen volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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