Virtual Office Hours

The eLibrary team will be experimenting with Virtual Office Hours to help customers with eBooks and other library apps on their devices using the video chat features built into Amazon Echo Show home devices. Using their own Amazon Echo devices or Amazon Echo apps on their devices, customers can contact eLibrary staff for answering questions about the library’s…
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VR Hackfest

The eLibrary team at the Palo Alto City Library held a VR Hackfest on June 22nd, 2019 where participants created VR scenes and published them on the Distributed Web for the world to see. VR Hackfest Exhibit The Library will showcase the VR scenes and the underlying technology in an exhibit, which seeks to engage…
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eMagazine Changes

The Economist The Palo Alto City Library will be doubling online access for The Economist, available to our customers through the RBdigital app. To get started with RB Digital, see our RBdigital FAQs. New Flipster Titles We will also transition several eMagazine titles from RB Digital to Flipster beginning June 1, 2019. Back issues of…
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Experience Diwali Festival of Lights

The Palo Alto City Library invites the community to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 3-6 p.m. This free event includes fun, cultural activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, including music, dance, henna, crafts, and more. Diwali, which means “row of lamps,” is celebrated every autumn in…
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Election 2018

Finding neutral and unbiased information on the candidates and propositions on the ballot can be hard! Don't worry -- the library is here to help! Voter Registration To register to vote (by October 22!), check your voter registration status or polling place, or register to vote by mail, head over to the California Elections and…
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Remaking a Modern Classic:

The Palo Alto City Library invites the community to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rinconada Library on Sunday, July 29 from 2-4 p.m. The celebration will feature a presentation on the work of the library’s original designer, world-renowned architect Edward Durell Stone. In addition, Group 4 Architecture firm will discuss the challenges of renovating…
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