The Palo Alto City Library welcomes all newcomers, visitors and residents to our community:
Vision: a flourishing city where people achieve their dreams
Mission: connect and strengthen our diverse community through knowledge, resources, and opportunities. We inspire and nurture innovation, discovery, and delight.
We hope that the Library is the first place a newcomer visits and uses our resources, locations, collections and programs to fulfill their dreams.
Welcome to America: This family program series is designed for new Americans and visitors to learn the customs and values of their new home. The series will run March-December 2016 on the 4th Thursday of every month. Each session will focus on a selected topic and will include a short presentation, followed by an activity for the whole family.
ESL Conversation Group: The adult program to practice speaking and listening in English.
Beyond the Basics: Eight-week course adult program to learn pronunciation and expression for advanced ESL speakers.
ESL Book Club: ESL speakers will be introduced to easy-to-read books in English and have a chance to talk about the book they are reading.
Welcome to America! FOURTH THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, 7-8:30 p.m. - Monthly program where New Americans and visitors learn about the customs and values of their new home. [more]
Retirement and Your Next Stage of Life SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 16 - Are you a little anxious or confused about retirement? This free five-part workshop provides a roadmap to help you successfully transition into retirement and your next stage of life. [more]