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Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/25/2008
Subject :

Librarians Demonstrate New York Times On-line Archive
Contact : Sylvia Baker    650-329-2620
Palo Alto, CA - The Historical New York Times 1861-2004 is an on-line resource that contains over 100 years of the newspaper, full image and searchable by keyword. Browse the New York Times published the day you were born or research an event or person from the comfort of your home anytime with your library card. Let Palo Alto City Librarians show you to how to use this valuable resource. 

• Date & Time: Wednesday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m. - noon
• Location: Main Library, 1213 Newell Road

"The historical significance of the New York Times is huge! You can see how the Times covered the 1906 earthquake, or browse the classified ads to see what a house cost in 1928. For research, it is a treasure trove," says Senior Librarian Kathy Shields, a resource trainer at the Palo Alto Main Library. This database is funded by a Cable Co-op Legacy Grant under the Friends of the Library "9 Libraries" project.

This program is one of a series of free demonstrations entitled Information You Can Use @ the Library, held on the second Wednesday of every month at the Main Library through June 2008. For a full listing of demonstrations, visit the Palo Alto City Library homepage at, or call the Reference Desk at 650-329-2436. Registration is recommended.