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An audience favorite from last year’s Storytelling Festival, Muriel Johnson, returns to share another tale. Be afraid, but not very afraid! Your fear will turn to laughter and relief as you take a journey with Muriel, listening to stories from the American South and beyond. For ages 5-adult, thise event takes place at the Belle Haven Branch Library, 413 Ivy Dr., Menlo Park.

Muriel was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. As a child, she would sit in awe as her mother would read, tell stories, sing songs, and recite nursery rhymes. It was only natural that when Muriel became a mother and later a teacher, she was compelled to share the same way her mother had shared with her.

Muriel currently lives in the Bay Area, is the mother of three children, and has been an Early Childhood Educator for 20 plus years. She has performed at museums, colleges, festivals, pre-K and elementary schools, churches, and countless other venues from rural communities on the Eastern Shores of Maryland to the townships of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Two new documentary film series at Menlo Park’s Little House: UNAFF for Seniors and Cinema Conversation and Coffee

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The UNAFF for Seniors documentary special screenings program has made a return to Little House after a few years hiatus, and is joined by a new documentary series “co-curated” by the center’s Program Coordinator Kamilah Najieb-Wachob and community member Judy Adams, who organized the Save the Guild theater petition. Both series will offer documentaries on […]

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Leona Hoegsberg: Stories from the Bookworm on Oct. 16

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Leona Hoegsberg telling Stories from the Bookworm will take place at the Menlo Park Library on Oct. 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the ongoing Storytelling Festival. She will share silly, scary, and downright fun stories for the whole family (ages 5-adult). Leona is a storyteller, actor, teacher, and librarian originally from California, […]

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Alicia Retes is storyteller who will entertain children Oct. 8

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Throughout October, the Menlo Park Library Storytelling Festival is bringing you a variety of acclaimed professional tellers. Please join us as we welcome back Alicia Retes, who will appear at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the library on Monday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Alicia will perform an interactive story […]

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Tim Ereneta tells classic Russian folktales on Oct. 9 at Menlo Park Library

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“I Go I Know Not Whither to Fetch I Know Not What” is what Tim Ereneta is calling his retelling of a classic Russian folktale, which will take place on Tuesday, October 9, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Tim will share a story full of transformations, long journeys, and magical objects. […]

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Diane Ferlatte kicks off storytelling festival on Oct. 2 at Menlo Park Library

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On Tuesday, October 2, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, storyteller Diane Ferlatte will be at the Menlo Park Library to present Missing Rib–the Spirit of Women. Celebrate the power of women with a blend of humorous African-American folktales, and Diane’s own personal stories. A legend in the storytelling community and beyond, Diane has spent decades traveling the […]

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2018 Golden Acorn Awards spotlight achievement by Menlo Park organizations and people

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On September 20th, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce will present the Golden Acorn Awards in recognition of leadership throughout the Menlo Park community. The awards, now in their 42nd year, celebrate achievement through innovation, professionalism and contributions by organizations, individuals and volunteers. The keynote speaker will be Rich Gordon, current President/CEO of the California […]

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Star Wars The Last Jedi is next Menlo movie on Sept. 7

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Star Wars The Last Jedi will screen at Burgess Park at 8:00 p, on Sept. 7. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. MPAA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 152 minutes Genre: Action, […]

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“Sing” screens at Burgess Park on Aug. 31

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The 2018 Menlo Movie Series features free outdoor movies at Burgess Park. Grab a chair, blanket and some snacks to enjoy a free community movie night with your friends and family. The animated movie Sing screens on Friday, Aug. 31 at 8:00 pm. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save […]

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Randel McGee brings his dragon puppet to Menlo Park on Aug. 26

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The Menlo Park Library’s Puppetry Festival’s final performance features Randel McGee and his friend, a talking, wise-cracking, singing, guitar-playing dragon, on Sunday, August 26, at 2:00 pm. The event takes place at the Belle Haven Branch Library  (413 Avy Drive). Randel McGee in an internationally-acclaimed storyteller, author, and teaching artist who has been entertaining audiences of […]

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Gutter Swan, a duo, performs at Hotel Nia on Aug. 23

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Gutter Swan, a San Francisco-based Americana duo will be visiting Menlo Park on Thursday, August 23rd to perform at Hotel Nia (200 Independence Drive from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

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