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Coding with Robot for Beginners Coding with Robot for Beginners

Apr 29th | 10:00am - Sep 30th | 11:00am
Ventura Tech Lab, Mitchell Park
Make Dewey our humanoid NAO robot, move, talk and dance! Join our workshop designed for beginners to explore and learn coding with a robot.
Make Dewey our humanoid NAO robot, move, talk and dance! Join our workshop designed for beginners to explore and learn coding with a robot.

Step into the Time Machine Step into the Time Machine

Discover the PA libraries of yesterday in the Historical Association archives—while you're there, try searching the name of your street too!
Discover the PA libraries of yesterday in the Historical Association archives—while you're there, try searching the name of your street too!

Poetic Spring Poetic Spring

Spring is a miraculous and poetic experience. Relax and enjoy the poems. You may also find interview with your favorite poet here.
Spring is a miraculous and poetic experience. Relax and enjoy the poems. You may also find interview with your favorite poet here.

Free MP3s! Free MP3s!

Check out Palo Alto's top 10 albums, songs, and music videos borrowed through Freegal Music. Stream or download up to 5 per week, DRM free!
Check out Palo Alto's top 10 albums, songs, and music videos borrowed through Freegal Music. Stream or download up to 5 per week, DRM free!

Getting Started with 3D Design Getting Started with 3D Design

Are you thinking of learning 3D design? These eBooks will give you a head start on a variety of software, like Blender, SketchUp and more.
Are you thinking of learning 3D design? These eBooks will give you a head start on a variety of software, like Blender, SketchUp and more.

Kids & Teens

Family Date Night-May Fête Float Finery Family Date Night - May Fête Parade Float Finery

Apr 20th | 7:00pm - 8:15pm
The May Fête Parade will be here soon! This year's parade theme is "Children of the World." Bring the whole family and help us decorate...
The May Fête Parade will be here soon! This year's parade theme is "Children of the World." Bring the whole family and help us decorate the Library's float! Sponsored by the Friends of the Palo Alto Library.

Afternoon Adventure: Bread Clip Comic… Afternoon Adventure: Bread Clip Comic Strips

Apr 25th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own comic strips? Kids in grades K-5 are invited to join us for a creative afternoon drawing comic strip…
Have you ever wanted to make your own comic strips? Kids in grades K-5 are invited to join us for a creative afternoon drawing comic strip backgrounds and creating mini moveable characters out of bread clips. Registration is now open - use the link at the top right. Please…

Painting Kindness Rocks Painting Kindness Rocks

May 1st | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Decorate rocks with positive messages! All supplies provided. Join us in the Midtown Room to paint, then we will be going outside to…
Decorate rocks with positive messages! All supplies provided. Join us in the Midtown Room to paint, then we will be going outside to Mitchell Park to hide our painted rocks for other people to find.

Children's Library May Fete Closure Children's Library May Fete Closure

May 5th | 10:00am - 11:00am
The Children's Library will be closed for the first hour of the day in order for patrons and staff to participate in and enjoy the annual...
The Children's Library will be closed for the first hour of the day in order for patrons and staff to participate in and enjoy the annual Palo Alto May Fete Parade. Instead of opening at 10am, the Children's Library will open at 11am. All other Palo Alto Libraries will have...

Storytimes at the Library Storytimes at the Library

Check out the selection of storytimes we offer across our five branches.
Check out the selection of storytimes we offer across our five branches.

Top Picks

Life Hacks

Voter's Edge Voter's Edge

Voter’s Edge is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California.
Voter’s Edge is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California.

Learning Express Learning Express

Test preparation materials and sample exams for national tests like GED, HiSAT, SAT, and ACT.
Test preparation materials and sample exams for national tests like GED, HiSAT, SAT, and ACT.

Buy the Right Gadget Buy the Right Gadget

Research your next gadget with Consumer Reports and other consumer research tools available online.
Research your next gadget with Consumer Reports and other consumer research tools available online.

Seed Library Seed Library

The Seed Library is a free community seed bank that is free to participate in. Seeds are available at Rinconada Library and can both be…
The Seed Library is a free community seed bank that is free to participate in. Seeds are available at Rinconada Library and can both be borr…

Take a Chromebook Home Take a Chromebook Home

Do you know that you can check out Chromebook at the library and bring it home for a week at a time?
Do you know that you can check out Chromebook at the library and bring it home for a week at a time?

Tunes & Flicks

Soundtracks for your Life Soundtracks for your Life

Whether you're a superhero or showman, hero or revolutionary. Download a soundtrack for the movie of your life with Hoopla!
Whether you're a superhero or showman, hero or revolutionary. Download a soundtrack for the movie of your life with Hoopla!

Stream Oscar Winners Stream Oscar Winners

Stream Oscar winners and nominees straight to your device. Enjoy titles like Berkeley in the Sixties, 8 1/2, I am Not Your Negro and more.
Stream Oscar winners and nominees straight to your device. Enjoy titles like Berkeley in the Sixties, 8 1/2, I am Not Your Negro and more.

February's Top Album Downloads February's Top Album Downloads

Get the party started! Download Justin Timberlake, Camila Cabello and G-Easy.
Get the party started! Download Justin Timberlake, Camila Cabello and G-Easy.

Black Cats, Treasure Hunters & Samurai Black Cats, Treasure Hunters & Samurai

From Kurosawa to classic Japanese horror to modern classics, stream movies to your device compliments of the Palo Alto City Library.
From Kurosawa to classic Japanese horror to modern classics, stream movies to your device compliments of the Palo Alto City Library.

Stream the Future Stream the Future

Stream Criterion Collection films to your computer or device with Kanopy.
Stream Criterion Collection films to your computer or device with Kanopy.
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