Library News

Library Pilots Future Technologies in 2017
Grant-funded projects to test drive robots & design workstation
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Being Different Together – Taking the conversation deeper
Being Different Together – Taking the Conversation Deeper
A Series of four Community Forums

Google Workshop in Russian
TUESDAY, February 7 - Google Search class in Russian!
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Read to your Kids with Storyplay*r
The Library offers a new way to engage your children or grandchildren's love of books.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
SATURDAYS in February - IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic 2016 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.. There will be NO tax assistance in March, but will resume on April 1 and 8.
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Teen Reading Resolution
Month of January - Make reading your New Years Resolution for 2017!

Book Launch: The UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action
MONDAY, January 30 - Join us for the launch of The UN Association - USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action, featuring the author, James Wurst and contributors, Ed Elmendorf and Dulcie Leimbach.

Cover image of the UN Association-USA book.

Cult Movie Series: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
THURSDAY, January 26 - Join us for a classic cult movie!
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Annual Storytelling Festival
SUNDAY, January 22 - Annual Storytelling Festival

Retirement and Your Next Stage of Life
JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 13 - Are you a little anxious or confused about retirement? This free four-part workshop provides a roadmap to help you successfully transition into retirement and your next stage of life.
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Little Scholar Tablets are Here!
Little Scholar Tablets are Here!
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Fake News
The latest on fake news, its impact, and how to tell the difference.
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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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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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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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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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Tai Chi
SUNDAYS - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!
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Lunar New Year Celebration
SATURDAY February 18 - Let's celebrate Chinese New Year!
Lunar New Year

Teen Anti Valentine Party!
TUESDAY, February 7 - Make crafts whether you hate or love Valentine's Day.

Blind Date with a Book!
Month of February - Visit the Teen Zone to choose a specially wrapped "blind date" book.

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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Russian Bilingual Storytime
MONDAYS 5 p.m. - Bilingual Russian 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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Teen Tech Tutoring
SATURDAYS - Teen 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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It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club
Second Sunday of the Month - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
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Kono for Libraries
THURSDAY, November 17 - Kono for Libraries is Live!
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Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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Proctoring Locations
Find out where to get a test proctored.
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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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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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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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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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