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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015
Library Closed for July 4th
FRIDAY, July 3 & SATURDAY, July 4 - all locations closed.
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Jazz, Marvin Gaye and Records
MONDAY, July 6 - Join Palo Alto Library staff and share their music passions.
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Teen Tuesday @ Rinconada Library
TUESDAY, July 7 - Mid-Summer Reading Celebration
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Exploring Happiness Through Meditation & Movement
The first & third TUESDAYS of the month - Bring your mat & learn mindful meditation and yoga movement.


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Wacky Wednesday: The Snap Peas
WEDNESDAY, July 8 - Hear music from the musical duo, The Snap Peas!
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All Singin', All Dancin': Musical Comedies
WEDNESDAYS, July 8 & August 12 - Enjoy musicals from the Golden Age of Hollywood!
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Wacky Wednesday: The Bubble Lady
WEDNESDAY, July 29 - Enjoy us for a performance by the bubble lady.
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Friday Fun!
FRIDAY- every week during the summer!
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Writing the College Essay
SATURDAY, August 1 - College essay writing workshop for teens.
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Wacky Wednesday: Charged Particles
WEDNESDAY, July 15 - Enjoy jazz and science with Charged Particles!
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Wacky Wednesday: Village Rhythms Drumming
WEDNESDAY, July 22 - Join us for a fun concert!
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It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club
Second Saturday of the Month - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
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Teen Tuesday @ Mitchell Park Library
TUESDAY, July 21- Meeting of the Fans: John Green!
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Teen Writing Club
THURSDAYS, July 2 & 16- Join the "Another Sky" Teen Writing Club!
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World of Sound Design
SATURDAY, July 18 - Come learn about music technology!
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Music & Movement
THURSDAY, July 9 - Come sing, dance and play instruments!
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OpenIDEO
THURSDAYS - Brainstorm our community to better health.
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Literal & Symbolic Interpretations of Bob Dylan's Lyrics
WEDNESDAY, July 15 - Join Palo Alto Staff for a discussion of Bob Dylan's lyrics.
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Finding Live Music in San Francisco
WEDNESDAY, August 5 - Learn to locate current festivals, clubs and venues.
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Summer Reading Program 2015!
Join the Summer Reading Program and "Read to the Rhythm"!
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Brown Bag Book Club
TUESDAY, July 14 - The book club now meets the second Tuesday of the month. Join and enjoy talking about books!
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Text Brown Bag Book Club is BACK!

Cloud Printing at the Library
Print anywhere, anytime you're online.
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Medicare Mysteries Solved!
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH - Two hour workshop to learn about Medicare plans.
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Proctoring Locations
Find out where to get a test proctored.
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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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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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Mobile Catalog Now Available
Access the library anywhere you use your smartphone or mobile device!
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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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Local History and Genealogy
Genealogy Databases and Local History Treasures
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