Library News

Positivity Mural
MONTH OF MAY- Show your support for teens during their finals!
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Finals Cram Slam
TUE May 30 & WED May 31- De-stress for finals week.
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Canning Basics
SATURDAY June 10 - Learn the basics of home canning!
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Preserves in colorful jars.

Finals Week Support!
TUESDAY, May 30 and WEDNESDAY May 31 - Looking for a place to study?
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Summer Teen Events!
SUMMER 2017- See our line-up for FREE teen events this summer!
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Introduction to Bullet Journaling
SATURDAY, June 17 - Have you heard of a Bullet Journal? Right now, creating and using bullet journals is extremely popular. During this workshop you will learn how to get started and how to have fun customizing your journal pages.
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Book to Action for Teens!
WEDNESDAY, June 7 and THURSDAY, June 8 - Featuring Book Based Community Service Projects!
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Book to Action for Teens

Summer Reading Kick-off Party!
SATURDAY, June 3 - Sign up for Summer Reading!
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Teen Writing Club
FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS - Teen Writing Club continues through the summer!
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Teen Writing Club

Drawing a Better World
TUESDAY, June 13 - Learn to draw manga style
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California Listens - Digital Storytelling Workshop
WED-THU, June 28-29 - You Have a Story and We Want to Help You Out!
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ESL Conversation Group
WEDNESDAYS - Come and practice speaking and listening in English!
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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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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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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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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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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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Collection Development Policy
Read the summary or access the complete version.
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Computer Use at the Library
Free wireless access, loaner laptops and public PCs are available system-wide.
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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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Citizenship Clinic
FIRST THURSDAYS - Are You Ready to Become an American Citizen?
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Tech Tutoring
TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS - Volunteers help you use your tech device in one-on-one sessions.
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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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Knack-4-Knitting
WEDNESDAYS, 4-6 p.m. - Weekly knitting club for teens and adults.
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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 SUNDAYS - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
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Russian Bilingual Storytime
MONDAYS 5:30 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

Friday Fun!
1st FRIDAY - Board games, crafts, legos, Bingo & more creative fun for kids!
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Library Pilots Future Technologies in 2017
Grant-funded projects to test drive robots & design workstation
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Kono for Libraries
THURSDAY, November 17 - Kono for Libraries is Live!
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lego mindstorms robot with robotics workshop text

Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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Local History and Genealogy
Genealogy Databases and Local History Treasures
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Check Out Chromebooks for 7 Days
Discover a whole new kind of computer!
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Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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Looking For a Job?
Library Resources Can Help
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Library Lending Watt Metering Devices
Test home appliances for energy efficiency.
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Library Begins Using Services of Collection Agency
Beginning March, 2011
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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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