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Los Altos Library

13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Monday10am - 9pm
Tuesday10am - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 9pm
Thursday10am - 9pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sundaynoon - 6pm
Holidays & Closures

Phone:(650) 948-7683

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Los Altos Library News

Great Graphic Novels @ the Library

Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Fall is here and we've got some cool new graphic novels in at the Los Altos Library! Check the catalog, or drop in and grab one of these books. Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison Joe is an imaginative eleven-year-old boy. He can't fit in at school. He's the victim of bullies. His dad died overseas in the Iraq war. He also suffers from Type . . . more »

Los Altos Library at the Fall Festival

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Close-up of whole pumpkins and other squashes Come meet Los Altos Library Staff members on board the Bookmobile at the Fall Festival. They will be located in the Children's Alley of the North Parking Plaza, Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7 from 10 am to 5 pm. . . . more »

Zinio eMagazines for your mobile device

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

eMagazines on portable devices View the complete full-color digital copy of your favorite magazines through Zinio, our new eMagazine service. Read your favorite titles page-for-page in the same way you would read the paper version. Enhanced features: Keyword searching within each magazine, Full-page and thumbnail grid view, Printing of single or multiple pages (depending on permissions) Multimedia elements such as audio and video for select titles. Access is available . . . more »

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month!

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Vegan Pie in the Sky Did you know that October 1 is World Vegetarian Day? It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 to “promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism,” and kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. Whether you’re exploring a vegetarian diet for health, ethical or environmental reasons, there is no reason not to enjoy delicious vegetarian cooking with all . . . more »

What's Your Genre?

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 by TanteTam

Genre: (ˈzhän-rə) a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content. Do you find yourself reading mostly one or two categories of books? Are you always looking for more books that are similar to your favorites? Genres (and genre labels) can help! Books identified as Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Historical Fiction, and Fantasy are currently on display in . . . more »

Get the first library newsletter!

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

September Newsletter screenshot Beginning with the September inaugural edition, the library will publish a monthly e-newsletter that will be available here on our website and also through email subscription. If you’d like to be added to the monthly distribution list, please sign up here. In our first issue, Meet Nancy Howe, our new County Librarian Learn about the Reading Program and how you can get involved Check out . . . more »

"Hidden History" Walking Tour of Los Altos

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

As part of the ongoing celebration of the 60th anniversary of Los Altos, the Los Altos History Museum will be hosting a Downtown Walking Tour this Sunday, September 30 from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy costumed docents interpreting the town's notable historical figures, a vintage car exhibit, and the Wells Fargo stagecoach. Your $25 ticket also includes a commemorative poster and a free glass of wine at . . . more »

Banned Books Week: Celebrating Its 30th Year!

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Banned Books Week ~ September 30 to October 6th 2012, is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. This year marks its 30th anniversary. Libraries and those who use libraries share the value of free and open access to information of fiction and non-fiction books and materials. Banned Books Week focuses efforts across the country in preventing the removal or restriction of access . . . more »

About The Thinker

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 by TanteTam

Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin If you've been to the Woodland Library in the past few weeks, you might have noticed a new addition to the parking lot area. A full-scale replica of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker was recently donated to the city of Los Altos, which decided to put the sculpture on display next to the Woodland Branch Library. More about how and why this particular copy of a . . . more »

It's Landscaping Time!

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 by LosAltos_Library

Stop by the Los Altos Library and check out our display on Landscape Design! Fall is the best time to do your landscape installation - the weather is cooling and the plants will benefit from the winter rains, so by spring your landscape will be looking fantastic! We have a great selection of books to help you plan and plant the landscape of your dreams. . . . more »