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Tax Time is Here Again
Where to file, extension forms and more.
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Being Different Together – Taking the conversation deeper
Being Different Together – Taking the Conversation Deeper
A Series of four Community Forums
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Musical Group: Charged Particles
WEDNESDAY, March 1-- Charged Particles blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more.
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Business Ownership Exploration
TUESDAY, February 28 - Have you ever wondered if Small Business Ownership is right for you? This three-part series offered by business experts at FranNet will help determine if owning a business is right for you.
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Business Ownership Exploration

Festival of Colors
SUNDAY, March 13 - Celebrate Holi Day, Festival of Colors at Mitchell Park!
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"...and justice for all" Film Series
SATURDAY, March 4 and SUNDAY, March 5 - "...and justice for all" Film Series - A Silicon Valley Reads event


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Family Storytime at Gamble Garden
4th Friday of the month, thru August 25 -- Join us for family storytime at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in the Carriage House.
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Book Discussion: Between the World and Me and The Fire Next Time
THURSDAY, February 23 - To commemorate Black History Month, please join us for a librarian-led discussion on Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me and James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time.
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Cult Movie Series: Harold and Maude
THURSDAY, February 23 - Dark romantic comedy Harold and Maude, starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
SATURDAYS, beginning in February - IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic 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.
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Library Pilots Future Technologies in 2017
Grant-funded projects to test drive robots & design workstation
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Blind Date with a Book!
Month of February - Visit the Teen Zone to choose a specially wrapped "blind date" book.
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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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UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
THIRD THURSDAY of every month. Enjoy a wonderful talk presented by the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County!
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Spring Cupcakes & Movie
Sunday, March 26 - Decorate your own cupcakes!
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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 Sunday of the Month - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.
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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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Kono for Libraries
THURSDAY, November 17 - Kono for Libraries is Live!
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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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Library Begins Using Services of Collection Agency
Beginning March, 2011
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Proctoring Locations
Find out where to get a test proctored.
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Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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Library Lending Watt Metering Devices
Test home appliances for energy efficiency.
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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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