Shaping the Future of the East Palo Alto Library

Community Meeting at East Palo Alto Library Source:Sereptha Strong

East Palo Altans of all ages are exploring ideas for their dream library at several community meetings. Over 50 participants came together on October 11th to imagine their perfect library, fully equipped with all the features that would describe their ideal space. Representatives from the architectural firm, Fog Studio, sparked people’s imagination with a visual […]

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico, especially in the central and southern parts of the country. The holiday focuses on gathering family and friends to pray for and remember their loved ones that have passed. The celebration begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd. Traditions connected […]

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For Ghosties, Ghoulies, Long-Leggedy Beasties and Fairy Princesses

Face painting at the San Carlos Library.

Your library has imaginative make-up, face painting and special effects books that will elevate everyone’s inner Halloween artist to that of master! See some recommendations below. While browsing, check out our Halloween party food books and magazines, too.  Even if you don't actually prepare any of the recipes, the clever concoctions are good for shared […]

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National Novel Writing Month

Writer, motivator, and public speaker dream. Source: Quinn Dombrowski, Flickr.

It's that time again! November is National Novel Writing Month, where writers worldwide pick up their pens, pencils, styli, keyboards, tablets, quills, basically a writing implement of their choice, and crank out a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Will you take the challenge and join us for a writing extravaganza? We've got lots of awesome activities […]

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Scary Good! Young Adult Halloween Picks and Events

Cover of The Nest by Kenneth Oppel.

It’s October! Halloween is almost upon us. Ah, yes that wonderful spooky holiday where we dress up in costumes, eat copious amounts of candy, and partake in the scariest of entertainment. Can’t decide what scary stuff to watch/read? Don’t worry. The Library has you covered. We've got scary books, and movies galore! Lots of libraries […]

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