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Don’t Google It — Start Your Research with Gale
By Dan LouOctober 12, 2021
Day in day out, most of us rely heavily on search engines to find information. But the information indexed by search engines like Google is not always reliable. Not to mention all the ads you have to wade through. Alternatively, the library provides Gale General OneFile to connect you to trusted, up-to-date content from leading…
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October is Arts and Humanities Month
By DchenSeptember 28, 2021
October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM). There are many exciting art resources here in Palo Alto to celebrate!   
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5 Ways to Borrow a Computer
By Chris MarkmanSeptember 28, 2021
The library has laptops that anyone can borrow, but we're not the only game in town.
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A Robot Born of Community Spirit
By Dan LouSeptember 22, 2021
With the help from our AWESOME community, the library built an agricultural robot at Mitchell Park. Robots and Digital Literacy At the Palo Alto City Library, we take literacy as job one, and this includes digital literacy. Our robotics program is arguably our most high-profile digital literacy endeavor. Many of you are already familiar with…
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Celebrating Halloween
By DchenSeptember 21, 2021
Celebrate Halloween with fun activities planned here in Palo Alto, or get into the spirit with books and media available through the library.
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Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month
By DchenSeptember 13, 2021
Join us between September 15 – October 15 as we celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month!
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Accessing your ancestry: a personal experience
By M Ryan HessSeptember 10, 2021
During the pandemic, Ancestry Library, a version of, began providing at-home access to their rich database of genealogical information to our customers. It has proven to be quite popular. With Ancestry Library, you can find all kinds of information on your ancestors, including certificates of marriage, birth and death. You can also find obituaries…
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It’s Time for Tumblebooks
By Chris MarkmanSeptember 10, 2021
Tumblebooks is a collection of eBooks for kids with over 300 video read-alongs to pick from—they're not really cartoons or movies, more like illustrated audiobooks.
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Switching Between Library Cards on the Libby App
By Anh NguyenSeptember 10, 2021
eLibrary answers common questions on Libby (Overdrive).
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eLibrary News
By M Ryan HessSeptember 10, 2021
eLibrary is launching this new blog to spotlight our services, programs and provide quick tips on using the library's many online resources.
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