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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Customer Notices Alert

Due to a server outage beginning Saturday evening, June 2nd, no notices to customers were delivered until late Monday afternoon, 6/4. This would have included both emailed and printed notices to customers about: Courtesy notices for items due on June 5th and June 6th. Holds ready for pickup as of June 2nd and June 3rd.…
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Clay Jenkinson as Theodore Roosevelt

Nationally acclaimed humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson will bring Theodore Roosevelt to Palo Alto on Tuesday, May 1 during an engaging Chautauqua interpretation of the nation’s 26th president. This free event for all ages will be held at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium at 7 p.m. and registration is recommended to attend the performance. Jenkinson…
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Bed Bug Inspection Closure

Following the discovery and treatment of a bed bug infestation in 2015, the Palo Alto City Library will continue to close branches on a rotating basis to allow a vendor with canine inspections to ensure that the buildings remain free of any bugs. This is not in response to any new infestations, but is out of an abundance of caution.
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Library Announces New Catalog

We have implemented a new catalog based on customer requests for tools to organize, share, and socialize around their love of books, media, ideas, and knowledge. The new catalog was soft launched last November, with the final transition to the new catalog set for January 23, 2018.
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