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UNAFF Cafe at the Palo Alto City Library: Petals in the Dust
SATURDAY, JULY 22 - Please join us for a screening of an international documentary, in partnership with the UNAFF.
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Meet the Future
MONDAY, July 31 - Conversations about Robots & 3D Design!
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Summer Reading Program 2017
The 2017 Summer Reading Program begins June 3.

Summer Teen Events!
SUMMER 2017- See our line-up for FREE teen events this summer!

Two New eLearning Services

The library is now providing two new learning resources for our customers. Brainfuse HelpNow! is an online homework and study tool for kids and adults. Great Courses has online college-level lectures.


Wacky Wednesdays: Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater
WEDNESDAY, July 26- You're the star of Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater, presenting The Myth-Adventures of Melanie Moe!
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Changes to Library Services
SUNDAY, June 18 - The Library will be making some changes to our digital offerings this August.

Classic Disney Family Movie Afternoon: Mary Poppins
SATURDAY, July 22- Bring your family and enjoy a classic Disney film.
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3D Print, Poem & Photo Contest
SUMMER 2017 - Do you like to take pictures, design 3D prints, or write poetry? Enter our contest for prizes!

3D Design Coach
Summer 2017 - Design your own printable 3D model!

Virtual Privacy Lab
Build a custom privacy toolkit with the Virtual Privacy Lab.

Teen Writing Club
FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS - Teen Writing Club continues through the summer!
Teen Writing Club

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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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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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, 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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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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Book Clubs at the Library
Lively discussions & stimulating reads for a variety of ages & interests.
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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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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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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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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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