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Saturday, October 12
11 am - 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 * Bicycling
Exceptional Cookbooks
German Language
History and Political Science
India * Joyce Carol Oates
Mountain Climbing
Mysteries * Natural History
Religion * Romance


Library Bond Measure "D" Information

If passed, the $49.1 million library bond Measure D on the November 5 ballot will upgrade the Children's library and provide a new Mitchell Park library and community center.

Voice Your Opinion

The "Yes for Measure D" campaign is compiling a long list of names to use in an ad the week before the election.  You can show your support by sending an e-mail to agreeing to have your name (and your family members) be part of this list.

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September 29 Palo Alto Weekly article

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Spectacular Book Bag Sale on October 13

Our August and September book bag sales were huge, but October's will be even bigger.  Pick any books from our bargain room for $2.00 a shopping bag, while most books from our other five rooms will be just $5.00 a bag.  We supply the bags too.  The sale lasts from 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday, October 13, next to the Terman Library at 661 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto.  We have to move whatever we don't sell, so please come and find all the great books to go on your shelves as you help empty ours!

We're Moving to Cubberley!

It's official.  We're moving into 3,600 square feet of new relocatable buildings at the Cubberley Community Center, along the north driveway immediately adjacent to the Charleston Shopping Center.  Our October monthly book sale will still be at Terman and we will have one more sale at Terman on November 9.  Look for much more information about the Cubberley sale site in next month's issue of this newsletter and at our website.

Please Keep Donating

Just because we're moving doesn't mean that we don't want your donated books, magazines, videos, CDs, and DVDs.  Please continue to drop them off at the Terman Park Library, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2 pm to 6 pm, or at any time at the Friends of the Library book room donation drop at the other end of the Terman Library building.  Donations of one box or less may be taken to any Palo Alto library during regular business hours.

For assistance with large quantities of books, or if you are unable to deliver them to the Terman Library, please call our volunteers at 650/493-5672 or 650/856-1862 or email us.

Your donations to the Friends of the Palo Alto Library are fully tax-deductible to the complete extent allowed by law.

Library Hosts Francisco Jimenez on October 22

Come hear noted local author Francisco Jimenez read from his newest book Breaking Through and discuss themes related to John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath on October 22 at 7:00 pm at the Children's Library at 1276 Harriet in Palo Alto.  Refreshments will be served.  Professor Jimenez is the Fay Boyle Professor of Modern Languages and Literature and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at Santa Clara University.

There are many other upcoming library events this month and next.

Breaking Through

Libraries Closed on October 14

All Palo Alto libraries will be closed on Monday, October 14 for the Columbus Day holiday.

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