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Saturday, June 8
11 - 4 pm

Over 40,000 books - most under $2.00

661 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
West of El Camino, next to Terman Library

All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.

Sale books include:

Art  Books on Writing

Cars Christmas in June

Education & Business
"Fairies" Set

"Furniture History" Magazines

History & Biography

Japanese Language (Fiction & Non-Fiction)

Mysteries (Dorothy Gilman and Elmore Leonard)
Nixon & Clinton

Reference Books

Romance (Barbara Cartland)

Tibet & the Himalayas
Travel Books


Library Expansion Planning Continues

Here's where to find out more about the proposed expansion of Palo Alto's libraries:

Upcoming Meetings

June 10 at 7 pm: City Council meeting covering the results of the recent library survey, the Mitchell Park Public Library and Community Center Conceptual Design, and the application for state bond financing

June 17 at 7 pm: City Council meeting to discuss bond options based on the recent library survey results

June 24 at 7 pm: City Council meeting to review the Main Library and Art Center Conceptual Designs and EIR and the Children's Library Conceptual Design

July 8 at 7 pm: City Council meeting to receive the report from the Library Cost Advisory Committee and to select projects for the November ballot

Online Documents

Children's Library Improvements

Main Library Improvements

Mitchell Park Library Improvements

Mitchell Park Community Center Improvements


Libraries Now!

NeighborSpace Library Forum

Only Four More Book Sales at Terman

Because the Palo Alto School District will begin remodeling the Terman site in September, in preparation for a middle school in Fall 2003, there will be only four more monthly sales in our present book sale space.  We had hoped to relocate to space offered by the City of Palo Alto at the Cubberley Community Center, but that offer has been withdrawn.  We are therefore looking for other suitable space in Palo Alto to continue the sales from.  If you know of such space, please contact us at or call our book room at (650) 493-7432.

Many Summer Library Events for Children

The Palo Alto Library sponsors a number of delightful summertime events for children and teenagers, including:

June 11 at 6 PM to 7 PM: Garden Stories at Gamble Gardens

June 12 at 7 PM: Family Stories at the Children's Library

June 13 to August 31: Summer Reading Program at all branches

June 14 at 3 PM: Reggae band concert to launch teen reading program at the Main Library

June 19 at 3:30 PM: Gypsy magic show at the Children's Library

June 26 at 3:30 PM: Puppet show at Mitchell Park Library

July 3 at 3:30 PM: Exotic animals from a wildlife rescue organization, at College Terrace Library.

Amazing Book Values

Look for these special book values at our June 8 book sale:

  • 100 Years of American Newspaper Comics, edited by Maurice Horn, $16.00
  • Above San Francisco by Robert Cameron, $8.00
  • Cuba by the National Geographic Society, photos by David Alan Harvey, $12.00
  • Currier & Ives Chronicles of America, edited by John Lowell Pratt, $4.00
  • Exploring the West by Herman J. Viola, $10.00
  • Ireland: A Terrible Beauty by Jill and Leon Uris, $6.00
  • James Crow and Sons Catalogue 1899, $75.00
  • Majesty of the Horse by Marietta Whittlesey, $4.00
  • Moyers: Report from Philadelphia, The Constitutional Convention of 1787 by Bill Moyers, $5.00
  • Shells, Treasures from the Sea by James A. Cox, $4.00
  • Sierra Club, 100 Years of Protecting Nature by Tom Turner, $7.00
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, $15.00
  • The Original Water-Color Painting by John James Audubon for The Birds of America, $20.00
  • The Untamed Coast, Along the Edge of America by Peter Jenkins, $8.00
  • The Wonderful O by James Thurber, $20.00
  • Thoreau Country by Herbert W. Gleason, $4.00
  • Wine Atlas by Oz Clarke, $15.00

These books were available as of June 4.  However, we cannot promise that they will all still be available on the day of the book sale.  We try our best, but with 50 volunteers and hundreds of shoppers, books sell very quickly.  Come early for best selection.

Limited Library Hours on Friday, June 21

All Palo Alto City Libraries will be open from only 2 PM to 6 PM on Friday, June 21.  There will be training for library staff earlier that day.

This notice comes to you from the non-profit organization Friends of the Palo Alto Library.  We're proud to have provided over $100,000 in 2001 to help Palo Alto public libraries.  Visit our web site.  Become a member.

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