Palo Alto: Library and gardeners create ‘a fruitful partnership’

From Palo Alto Online

” Retired educator Candace Simpson continues to teach, but instead of chemistry, she is spreading science-based gardening knowledge.She will also be sharing home-grown lemons, limes, oranges and tangerines during her citrus-growing seminar on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Rinconada Library in Palo Alto.”

Second Palo Alto Library Closed For Bed Bugs

From NBC Bay Area

“Another library is closed because of a bed bugs – this time it’s the Rinconada Library in Palo Alto, the second library in this city affected in the last few weeks, and at least the third library in the Bay Area to host the tiny pests.”

Palo Alto: Local libraries offer digital content

From Contra Costa Times

” I’ve been patronizing libraries since books were mostly hardbound. But now I’m checking out digital content from my local library, including movies, TV shows, ebooks and music. Anyone with a library card from San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz and some other cities can “borrow” media from Hoopla (, one of many companies that offer digital content that’s free to library patrons.”

Palo Alto: Mitchell Park Library & Community Center | New Landmark Libraries 2015 Winner

From Library Journal

” To find a public library built for the future, look no further than the Mitchell Park Library & Community Center. After a decade of community-based planning, input from hundreds of residents and municipal officials, a public bond measure that passed by a super¬≠majority, and millions raised in corporate and individual donations, Palo Alto has achieved a smart building housing a sustainably designed library that is positioned to serve the community for generations to come.”