News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 09/16/2010
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library Hosts Technology Petting Zoo
Contact : Ouida Charles, Library Services Manager    650-329-2620

Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library will host a Technology Petting Zoo program to introduce the public to a variety of new technology devices. This program offers a hands-on experience to discover what today’s technologies can do and how these new devices work. More than 20 devices will be featured in the Technology Petting Zoo, including the Kindle and other e-book readers, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Flip Ultra video camera, netbooks, portable media players, and the HP Touchsmart touchscreen tablet computer. The Technology Petting Zoo promises to provide an exciting afternoon of experimentation and learning at the library.

When: Thursday, October 7, drop in anytime between 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Palo Alto Main Library, 1213 Newell Road

Librarian Jessica Goodman comments, "As technological devices occupy an increasing place in our lives and an increasing number of library resources are accessed with these devices, more people are expressing a wish to become comfortable with new technologies. The Library is pleased to serve as the learning space for people discovering how technology can help to find information, provide entertainment, and connect with family, friends and community."

The Technology Petting Zoo is provided by the Infopeople Project, a federally-funded grant project administered by the California State Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Palo Alto Library.

Please visit the Library web site or call the Reference Desk at 650-329-2436 for more information about this and other library programs.