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Adult Storytime: Isabel Allende
At this month's story time for grown-ups at the Mountain View Public Library, a librarian will read aloud "The House of Spirits" and other stories by Isabel Allende. RSVP is optional. July 7, 7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Library Tours
The Mountain View Public Library will offer tours of its physical and virtual collections. The building tour will begin at 6 p.m. in the first floor lobby, and the virtual tour will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor computer center. July 9, 6-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Thursday Night Live
Mountain View will hold one of its Thursday Night Live series events, during which Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers' market, live music and a custom/classic car show. July 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Used Oil Filter Exchange
At this event hosted by San Mateo County Environment Health, community members can receive a free oil filter when recycling their old ones. County staff will be on hand to provide information on recycling used motor oil and filters. Radio KBRG will broadcast live from the event, and free motor recycling kits will be provided. July 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. O’Reilly Auto Parts, 2411 Camino Real, Redwood City.
 

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Friends of the Palo Alto Library Used Book Sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold its next monthly sale of 50,000 gently used books and media. On Saturday, the children's and bargain rooms will open early at 10 a.m., with the rest opening at 11 a.m. On Sunday, the bargain room will be 50 percent off, or $5 per bag. July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Writing Lunch
BookBuyers in Mountain View invites writers of all levels to work together on projects in its Living Room during lunch. July 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Avenidas Renovation Plans presentation
Avenidas will give a free presentation on its plans to renovate and expand its Bryant Street Center to meet the growing demand for senior services in Palo Alto. July 15, 7-8 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

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Authors Margaret C. Murray and Shelley Buck
At this event featuring WriteWords Press authors from the Bay Area, Margaret C. Murray will share her gripping novel "Spiral" and Shelley Buck her memoir of adventure, "East: A Woman on the Road to Kathmandu." July 16, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Edible Garden Tour
The ninth annual Edible Garden Tour will celebrate edible gardening on the Peninsula and showcase home gardens with mini-orchards, water catchment, veggies and other features. July 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $10-$35. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Connoisseurs' Marketplace
Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the 29th annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace will feature 200 artists, a culinary arts corner, entertainment, a kids' creative corner and more. July 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
 

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Acoustic Open Mic Night
BookBuyers will hold an open mic night in its community space, or Living Room, welcoming both musicians to perform and community members to listen. July 21, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Thursday Night Live
Mountain View will hold one of its Thursday Night Live series events, during which Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers' market, live music and a custom/classic car show. July 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Los Altos High School Class of '65 50th Reunion
The Los Altos High School Class of '65 will hold a 50th reunion celebration, with a handful of events including a gathering at the Alpine Inn, a luau, a hike at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and more. Visit the website for more information. July 24-27, , Alpine Inn, a private residence and other locations, Portola Valley and Los Altos.
 

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Author Linda Lambert on 'A Rapture of Ravens'
Award-winning local author Linda Lambert will read from and talk about the finale to her Justine Trilogy, "A Rapture of Ravens: Awakening in Taos." July 30, reads and discusses the latest sizzling installment in her Justine Trilogy, A Rapture of Ravens: Awakening in Taos. 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Menlo Film Contest
The City of Menlo Park will celebrate Parks and Recreation Month with a film contest asking families, nonprofits, businesses and social clubs to show how parks make life better in Menlo Park. Entries are due by July 31. An event screening the films and giving awards will take place on Aug. 19 at The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School. See website for more info. July 1-31. Free. , , Menlo Park.
 

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Thursday Night Live
Mountain View will hold one of its Thursday Night Live series events, during which Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmers' market, live music and a custom/classic car show. Aug. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street, Mountain View.
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Mark Russo & the Classy Cats
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Mark Russo & the Classy Cats. Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings
Bay Area choral singers can join Schola Cantorum for its weekly Summer Sings, during which participants will sing great works under the baton of respected Bay Area choral conductors. Mondays, July 13-Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. $13 general; free for ages 25 and under with student ID. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.

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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
The 34th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will boast over 300 high-quality artists, Italian street painting, two stages of entertainment, California wines and microbrews, gourmet food and the Kids' Art Studio. Aug. 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission and parking. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto .
 

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Concert on the Plaza: Smorgaschord
For this City of Mountain View event, community members are invited to the Civic Center Plaza to enjoy food trucks, a "Pop Up Park" area for children, beer and wine, and live music by Smorgaschord. Sept. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and homeless individuals, including information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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CSA Homeless Outreach
Twice monthly a Community Services Agency social worker will come to the Mountain View Public Library to offer assistance to low-income and homeless individuals, including information and referrals to community resources. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, year-round, 9-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Second Saturday: Art in the Baylands
Each month, Environmental Volunteers will open the upper deck to artists, offering a unique vantage point for painting, drawing or sketching. Space is limited to four artists and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.