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Silicon Valley Reads 2018

FEBRUARY and MARCH - The Palo Alto City Library is proud to participate in the annual "Silicon Valley Reads" event. This community reading event focuses on a timely subject and selects books for adults, teens and kids to read together. The theme for this year's event is on caregiving and the need for community support.

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Book Clubs at the Library

Lively discussions and stimulating reads for a variety of ages and interests!

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ESL Conversation Group

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Come and practice speaking and listening in English!

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UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

EVERY OTHER MONTH, THIRD THURSDAYS, 7-8:30 p.m. - Enjoy a wonderful talk presented by the UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County!

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

WEDNESDAY, September 12 - Announcement of Library Changes.

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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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It's On! Bay Area Quiz Club

SECOND SUNDAYS, 2-6 p.m. - Join the Bay Area Quiz Club.

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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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Citizenship Clinic

FIRST THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Ready to Become an American Citizen?

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WEDNESDAYS, 4-6 p.m. - Weekly knitting club for teens and adults.
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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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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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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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