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VR Pop-Up Tournament VR Pop-Up Tournament

Dec 19th | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Play Beat Saber, the award winning virtual reality music and rhythm game. Pop-up tournament starts at 3PM.
Play Beat Saber, the award winning virtual reality music and rhythm game. Pop-up tournament starts at 3PM.

Register for Robo Dojo Register for Robo Dojo

Jan 6th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bring your laptop and join the workshop to have fun with Dewey, our humanoid robot. Coding experience is preferred but not required.
Bring your laptop and join the workshop to have fun with Dewey, our humanoid robot. Coding experience is preferred but not required.

Hello Muzzy Hello Muzzy

Introduce Muzzy! This gigantic hairy cartoon character helps children of all age learn a foreign language the easy way.
Introduce Muzzy! This gigantic hairy cartoon character helps children of all age learn a foreign language the easy way.

Enjoy Art Enjoy Art

This fall, dive into some art books and wake up the artist inside you.
This fall, dive into some art books and wake up the artist inside you.

Life Stories Life Stories

Walk in their shoes with this selection of eBook biographies and autobiographies. You can take so many with you!
Walk in their shoes with this selection of eBook biographies and autobiographies. You can take so many with you!

Kids & Teens

2019 Kids & Teens Writing Contest 2019 Kids & Teens Writing Contest

Dec 1st - Jan 6th
All Branches
It is time once again for the Annual Palo Alto Library Writing Contest. Students in grades 3-12 are invited to participate.
It is time once again for the Annual Palo Alto Library Writing Contest.  Students in grades 3-12 are invited to participate by addressing this year's prompt: 'The year is 2525, and I was late to school again.' Click here for Official Rules.

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.

Book Recommendation Service for K-8 Book Recommendation Service for K-8

NoveList K-8 provides: Fiction and non-fiction recommendations, Mood-based recommendations, & Core Curriculum recommendations
NoveList K-8 provides: Fiction and non-fiction recommendations, Mood-based recommendations, & Core Curriculum recommendations

Top Picks

Life Hacks

Fire Disaster Resources Fire Disaster Resources

PACL has put together this page of resources to help our community find information on the Camp Fire and find ways to help fire victims.
PACL has put together this page of resources to help our community find information on the Camp Fire and find ways to help fire victims.

Design Software Station Design Software Station

Explore your creativity with our Design Software Laptop, loaded with powerful software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Fusion 360, Blender and more!
Explore your creativity with our Design Software Laptop, loaded with powerful software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Fusion 360, Blender and more!

Library of Things Library of Things

recommended by pacl_books
Take a look at some of the things you can check out from the library!
Take a look at some of the things you can check out from the library!

Tunes & Flicks

Otaku Cinema Otaku Cinema

recommended by mryanhess
Otaku is a Japanese term describing people who show intense enthusiasm for an aspect of pop culture. More than nerds, these fans of anime,…
Otaku is a Japanese term describing people who show intense enthusiasm for an aspect of pop culture. More than nerds, these fans of anime,…

Some Pig! Some Pig!

From Charlotte's Web to Dinosaur Trains, the Library offers great adventures for kids of any age.
From Charlotte's Web to Dinosaur Trains, the Library offers great adventures for kids of any age.

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!

Go West Go West

Blaze the Oregon Trail in this true tale of danger and determination. Meek's Cutoff now streaming on Kanopy.
Blaze the Oregon Trail in this true tale of danger and determination. Meek's Cutoff now streaming on Kanopy.
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