Summer Reading Program 2017
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone! YA books on display in the Teen Zone have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out banned or challenged books, and taking them home to find out why.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone! YA books wrapped in black paper on display in the Teen Zone have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out banned or challenged books, and taking them home to find out why.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone! YA books wrapped in black paper on display in the Teen Zone have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out banned or challenged books, and taking them home to find out why.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week with a movie and snacks! We will be watching the movie- Harry Potter! Snacks will also be provided, so bring your friends dressed up in costume while we watch the movie.
Location
Midtown Room
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Want to score better when friends share a list on Facebook of all the books you 'should' have read?  Want to share your thoughts about some of the 'classic' books with others - but not like you had to in English class in school?  Afraid to try books like Moby Dick or Anna Karenina but would try them in a supportive group?  Want to read the book behind a great movie of a classic?

Come join our Bucket List Book Club to help tick off some of the books on your bucket list!  We will start with some classics - but the group will decide where we go from there. We can start the planning at our first meeting on September 26. 

The first book will be "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald - but you don't have to start reading yet!  We'll discuss it at our second meeting.
Location
Embarcadero Room
Library
Rinconada Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone! YA books wrapped in black paper on display in the Teen Zone have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out banned or challenged books, and taking them home to find out why.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Teens & Adults are invited to spend the afternoon knitting at the Mitchell Park Library!
Location
Conference Room
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone! YA books wrapped in black paper on display in the Teen Zone have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out banned or challenged books, and taking them home to find out why.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Palo Alto City Library presents a program series entitled “Welcome to America!” for new Americans and visitors to learn the customs and values of their new home. Please register every attendee!
Location
Midtown Room
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone! YA books wrapped in black paper on display in the Teen Zone have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out banned or challenged books, and taking them home to find out why.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Mitchell Park Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone! YA books wrapped in black paper on display in the Teen Zone have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out banned or challenged books, and taking them home to find out why.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Mitchell Park Library

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Important Information
Welcome to the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

To sign up click the appropriate program tab, Kids, Teens, or Adults.
June 3: Summer Reading Program begins!
July 31: Last day to register.
August 1-31: Visit any Palo Alto Library branch to claim your prizes
August 31: Last day to log your books.

Looking to take your summer reading challenge to the next level?
Pick up one of our BINGO activity cards! Completion of 5 activities earns you an entry into our weekly prize drawing!










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Reviews
Review
too short of a book!
Title
The Giver
Author
lois lowry
Rating
Review
Boy meets Girl story. Girl wants to stay an "outsider" because she has a secret that could ruin her and the world if it is exposed. RomComSciFi book. Reminds me of Micheal Vey in the sense that the girl has electric powers (spoiler even though it's revealed on page 1 or 2). Recommend as a read strong female character, and good voice.
Title
Being Jamie Baker
Author
Kelly Oram
Rating
Review
Girl feels insecure because rejected by her crush, crush's brother thinks brother was a jerk and wants girl to see she is amazing... Typical story but it's cute if you like these types of stories, it's also written like a "science experiment" log book which adds a new layer.
Title
The Avery Shaw Experiment
Author
Kelly Oram
Rating