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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale is on Saturday, March 25, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sunday, March 26, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

Great books for the entire family will be available, so come early and stock up!

We have lots of books to sell: Art and collectible, biography, children’s, cooking, history, fiction, psychology and religion books will be featured. Other categories will be available too, along with DVDs and Music CDs. The sale will be held in the downstairs meeting room and outside in-front of the library, weather permitting.

Prices start at 50 cents for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. On Sunday, all items are half price or buy a bag and fill it for $5.00.

File photo of library “moles” (c) 2011

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Alison Carpenter Davis talks about her book “Letters Home from Stanford”

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Alison Carpenter Davis, author of the new book Letters Home from Stanford, is appearing at the Menlo Park Library on March 21. The book is a collection of written and electronic correspondence by generations of Stanford students, from the Pioneer Class to the 21st century. Alison, a class of 1979 Stanford grad, compiled the letters in collaboration […]

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Menlo Park resident John Donald looks back on his top entertainment picks for 2016

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Here’s some of what I enjoyed during 2016: Music: According to iTunes, my most played new music of the year. Singles – U-turn, Tegan and Sara – Dirty Mercy, Gin Wigmore – Mama Said, Lukas Graham – He Didn’t Mention His Mother, Eleanor Friedberger – She Makes Me Laugh, The Monkees – Boyfriend, Tegan and […]

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Friends of the Menlo Park Library host one day sale on December 3

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La Entrada Used Book Fair runs Nov. 7th-10th

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Please join us at the La Entrada Used Book Fair on Nov. 7th-10th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Choose from over 6,000 books in all genres ranging from children’s to adult books. Picture books, board books, early readers, young adults, adult fiction, biographies, mysteries, business books, cookbooks…you name it, we’ve got it!! Come shop for yourself, […]

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Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley stops at Kepler’s to promote his new cookbook

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In conjunction with the release of his latest book, Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley spoke at Kepler’s last Wednesday to discuss his love of family, food, and music. His new cookbook, Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook, includes recipes for Jamaican and Ital food inspired by his childhood. “The cookbook is not just about me,” he explains, as […]

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Local author Barry Eisler will debut his new thriller at Kepler’s

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Menlo Park-based author Barry Eisler has launched every single book he’s ever written at Kepler’s Books, and it’s time for lucky number thirteen. Eisler’s new standalone thriller, Livia Lone, is an incredible ride that may be his darkest and grittiest novel yet. Seattle PD sex crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold […]

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A new tennis novel from tennis pro Marcus Cootsona

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Given that local tennis pro Marcus Cootsona teaches about 45 hours a week in Atherton, Los Altos Hills and at the San Francisco Tennis Club, on hearing that he’d written another novel, we could only ask, “When do you find time?” “I write between lessons,” he said. “If I have an hour free, I write. On Saturday […]

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Friends of Menlo Park Library book sale set for September 24 and 25

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Sunday, September 25th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for Fall! The sale will be located in […]

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Author Jeanne DuPrau reflects on best-selling Ember series

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While author Jeanne DuPrau views herself as “always a writer,” she didn’t write fiction until she was in her 40s and wrote the best-selling The City of Ember. “I was a big reader as a child — C.S. Lewis, The Borrowers, Mary Poppins, that kind of thing,” she said sitting in the garden of the Menlo […]

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M-A alum Susan Samuels Drake chronicles her work with labor organizer Cesar Chavez in a book

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Susan Samuels Drake grew up on Walsh Road in Atherton, graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School and then attended Occidental College. It was a life, she says, that was both “white and privileged” —  hardly the background that would lead to working for and volunteering with the California farm workers movement in the ’60s. “Looking back, when […]

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