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Saturday, June 14
10 am - 2 pm
Outdoor Sale

Our first outdoor sale at Cubberley last month was a huge success, so, if the weather permits, we'll do it again.  Please check our web site on the day of the sale for a weather update.

Saturday, June 14
2 pm - 4 pm
Outdoor $5 a Bag Sale

If the weather permits an outdoor sale, you can buy books for just $5 a grocery bag during the final two hours of the sale.  We supply the grocery bags.  Again, please check our web site on the day of the sale to see if the outdoor sales are on.

Saturday, June 14
11 am - 4 pm
Regular Indoor Sale

Here you'll find our tens of thousands of regular books available for sale.

Cubberley sale books include:
"Arizona Highways" * Biography
Children's Books, Games, and Puzzles
Danish Language * Fiction
Foreign Languages for Kids
Gardening * Graphic Arts
"The Great Books"
Japanese * Japanese Travel
Modern Literature * Needlework
Photography * Political Science
Quilting * Textbooks
Teachers' Materials
Vintage and Other Mysteries

(except for the bag sale)
Paperbacks are 50 cents and up
Hardcovers are $1.00 and up

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Near the northwest end of the Cubberley Community Center

[ Yahoo! Maps ]Road map to Cubberley Room location

More information on the sales  Donate your old books

All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.


$2.50 BAG SALE

June 14
11 am - 4 pm

All books will be sold by the bag.  We will sell you grocery bags for $2.50 each, and you can fill them with all the books you want.

Terman sale books include:
Classics * Fiction
Horizon and American Heritage (bound magazines)
Modern Literature
National Geographic

661 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto
At the Terman Library

[ Yahoo! Maps ]Road map to Terman


Library Closings and Director Update 

The Palo Alto City Council will likely vote on June 16 on a number of budget items that affect the libraries.  Among the recommendations from the Finance Committee are to hire a library director by the end of the year, close the Terman Park Library, continue to have the Downtown Library open only five days per week, and have the College Terrace library resume being open six days per week.  See Palo Alto Weekly article.  Newspapers and city staff have attributed the Finance Committee's recommendation to unfreeze the library director position to our recent campaign.  The Council received 257 green postcards that we asked people to send in, many with added personalized messages, 298 signatures, and 34 letters and e-mails, all in favor of hiring a library director.

Terman Book Sales Likely to End

This month's book sale is likely to be the last at Terman, due to the closing of the Terman Park Library.  Please take advantage of our unbelievably low $2.50 a bag sale there this month.  Meanwhile, we hope to obtain additional sales space at Cubberley so that we can continue to offer our half-priced bargain books.  We will keep subscribers to this newsletter informed as to where and when upcoming sales will be.  If you're not receiving this free newsletter directly, e-mail us to add your name.  We follow a strict privacy policy: we will not give out your e-mail address to anyone else and we will use it ourselves only for this newsletter.

Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens Starts June 12

The Palo Alto Library's summer reading program runs for children and teens from June 12 until August 1.  Each participant picks a reading goal (or listening goal, for pre-readers).  Upon reaching the goal, each child receives a certificate, a free paperback book (courtesy of the Friends of the Palo Alto Library), a coupon for free books at the Friends of the Palo Alto Library book sale, a coupon for a free pizza, and other special surprises.  Sign up begins on June 12, and you can enroll at any library or online (children through 5th grade or older children).

Free Computer Lessons at Library

The Palo Alto Library offers a free, one-hour, one-on-one introduction to the Internet, using volunteer tutors.  If you know people who haven't yet used the Internet, this is a great way to help them get started.  Sessions are available at the Main (329-2664), Downtown (329-2641), and Mitchell Park (329-2568) libraries.  Call to reserve a time slot or for more information. 

Free Storytelling Workshop on June 14

The Friends of the Palo Alto Library are happy to offer a free workshop for adults and older teens who would like to learn how to tell stories.  Both new and seasoned storytellers are welcome.  The workshop runs from 10 am to 5 pm on June 14 at the Terman Park Library meeting room.  During break times, you'll also be able to visit our Terman book sale just a few rooms away.  Please bring a bag lunch, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a short three to five minute story to work on.  Cathryn Fairlee will lead exercises in voice, gestures, improvisation, visualization, feedback, and more.  This event is also sponsored by the Peninsula Story Guild.  Please register by e-mail.

Board of Directors Updates

We're very sad to say goodbye to two board members, Cecilia Rodriguez and Norma Burchard.  Meanwhile, Steve Staiger, well-known as Palo Alto's resident historian, has joined our board, and Shantha Mohan is our new vice-president.  

Libraries Close on July 4

All Palo Alto libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.  You can always find the latest library hours via the Internet.


This notice comes to you from the non-profit organization Friends of the Palo Alto Library.  We're expecting revenues of about $300,000 in the current fiscal year to help Palo Alto public libraries, 50% more than last year.  Visit our web site.  Become a member by joining online.

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