Library Events Calendar

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, November 23-24 - All library locations and administrative offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.


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2018 Annual Kids & Teens Writing Contest

December 1, 9 a.m.-January 5, 11 p.m.: Submit your entry for the 2018 Kids and Teens Writing Contest!


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2018 Annual Kids and Teens Writing Contest

Finals Cram Slam

SAT Dec. 16 - TUE Dec. 19 De-stress for finals week.


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Quizzitch Trivia Night

THURSDAY, November 30 - Wizards, Witches & Muggles are invited to join us in the ultimate Harry Potter trivia challenge!


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Family Movie Afternoon

SECOND SATURDAYS, beginning December 9 - Enjoy a movie with your family at the library!


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Family Movie Afternoon

Teen Friday Movie

FRIDAY, December 22 - Start your winter break with a free movie in the Embarcadero room!


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California Listens: Digital Stories Premiere

SATURDAY, December 9 - Join us as members of the Palo Alto community will share their digital story videos for the first time!


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ESL Conversation Group
WEDNESDAYS - Come and practice speaking and listening in English!
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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

DIY Holiday Crafts

TUESDAY December 5 - Create fillable ornaments and decorate cookies in time for the holidays!


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Changes at the Library

WEDNESDAY, September 12 - Announcement of Library Changes.


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Welcome to America Series!

MONTHLY Series - Learning American Culture & Customs.


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NaNoWriMo

MONTH of November - Come Write in the Month of November!


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Book Clubs at the Library
Lively discussions & stimulating reads for a variety of ages & interests.
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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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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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Citizenship Clinic
FIRST THURSDAYS - Are You Ready to Become an American Citizen?
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Tech Tutoring

TUESDAYS and SATURDAYS - 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, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Tai Chi for beginners and the experienced!


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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, 4:30 p.m. - Bilingual Russian storytime for children and their parents and caregivers.


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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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Friday Fun!
1st FRIDAY - Board games, crafts, legos, Bingo & more creative fun for kids!
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Virtual Privacy Lab
Build a custom privacy toolkit with the Virtual Privacy Lab.
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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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Donating Materials to the Library
Here is how you can donate materials to the library.
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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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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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Donate and Make a Difference
Donating to the Library is easy!
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Get a Library Card
Get a card! Apply for a library card, it's free!
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Last Updated: Aug 7, 2007
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