Expand your library at Friends of the Palo Alto Library sales!

We never stop making finds at the Friends of the Palo Alto Library sales, and we volunteer  when we can. You won't find just books, but also art and collectibles, along with puzzles and games, greeting cards, music and  software. Monthly sales are Saturday-Sunday; go to the FOPAL site for the next dates.

Saturdays: Bargain Room: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Children's Room: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Main Room: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sundays: All rooms: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cubberley Community Center

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Community Calendar

June 8 & 10, the next selection event at FabMo 

FabMo provides unique, high-end materials to artists, teachers, and others for their creative reuse.  These exquisite textiles, wallpapers, tiles, leathers, trims, etc. are from the design world, and are usually not available to you at all except through a designer.  FabMo makes them available on a donation basis, diverting about 70 tons/year of them from their otherwise destination - the landfill!  

"The Trees Will Outlive Us," by Barbara Boissevain

Archival Digital Print

RETROFIT 1.0 & 2.0

Telegraph Hill Gallery, SF

491 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, 94133

RETROFIT 1.0, May 20–June 17

opening reception, 6:30-8:30 pm on May 20

RETROFIT 2.0, June 24–July 22, 2017

opening reception, 6:30-8:30 pm on June 24
The artists of Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP), a thriving community of artists based at the City of Palo Alto’s Cubberley Community Center, have returned to previously explored subject matter or reinterpreted a personal aesthetic trademark in diverse media, including photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking and mixed media.

The artists participating in RETROFIT 1.0 are Barbara Boissevain, Barbara Gunther, Charles Coates, Inge Infante, Lessa Bouchard, Linda Gass, Marianne Lettieri, Mel Day, Melissa Wyman, Pantea Karimi, and Servane Briand. The artists participating in RETROFIT 2.0 are Ann McMillan, Amy DiPlacido, Andy Muonio, Catherine diNapoli, Conrad Johnson, Ernest Regua, Ken Edwards, Paloma Lucas, Rochelle Doorley, Sahba Shere, and the collaborative artist duo t.w.five.

This show was curated by CASP artists Mel Day and Marianne Lettieri, and as a group, CASP artists include winners of significant awards such as the Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship, Silicon Valley Laureate, and Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts. Many exhibit their art internationally and have participated in prestigious artist residencies throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the DeYoung Museum and Djerassi Resident Artist Program.

“This is an exciting time as we reopen the gallery after a year-long construction project to upgrade our historical landmark location,” said Ana Sycip, Associate Director of Telegraph Hill Gallery. “With RETROFIT 1.0 and 2.0, we’re bringing a fresh new art perspective to the City with the work of these Silicon Valley artists.”

Rhyena Halpern, Assistant Director for the Palo Alto Community Services Department, who oversees the Cubberley Artist Studio Program, said, “We are thrilled for this opportunity to show off the extraordinary talent of our artists. We expect the gallery’s location in the popular North Beach area will attract visitors from San Francisco and elsewhere.”

With the support of an Art Works grant through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and generous support from local corporate sponsors, the City of Palo Alto will launch a festival called Code:ART June 1-3, 2017.

In celebration, Bell's is offering 20% OFF all Art, Architecture, Music, and Photography Books. ; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 1-3

Exciting art installations in Palo Alto public spaces
June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Our sale is in conjunction with an interactive art exhibit throughout downtown Palo Alto’s public spaces. Come watch as artists transform the Bell’s Books alley into a wonderland of color and sound through 100-foot murals and sound harps!