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Science is magical! Get hooked on science during Don O’Brien’s fast-paced, interactive family show full of experiments, demonstrations, and plenty of fun audience participation to amaze children & adults alike!

Event takes place on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm  in the library’s main hall, with most seating on the floor.

Don O’Brien was a California-licensed public school educator/counselor for 18 years. He now educates with “Xtreme Science Magic” and “Multicultural Music from Around the World,” the two programs he has presented for thousands of children at hundreds of schools and libraries throughout the United States.

This event made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Menlo Park’s Holiday Showcase set for Dec. 13

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The Holiday Showcase celebrates the talented community and dynamic array of classes and programs offered through the City of Menlo Park.  It takes place on December 13, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and free for children under 12. Discover programs available including dance, […]

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Climate versus weather: Find out the difference on Dec. 12 at the Menlo Park Library

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Climate and weather — the two are so often confused. A meteorologist from the National Weather Service will be at the Menlo Park Library to explain the distinctions and to answer questions on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The National Weather Service is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (a division […]

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Café Zoë hosts 2nd annual Gingerbread House decorating competition on Dec. 14

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Café Zoë is hosting the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Thursday, December 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Participants must use the gingerbread house provided by Café Zoë, but you can bring as many decorations as you’d like as well as use the free supply at the café. There will be two rounds: participants […]

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Menlo Fire will visit Belle Haven Library on Saturday, Dec. 9

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Members of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will visit the Belle Have Branch Library (413 Ivy Dr.) for  a fire safety show-and-tell on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2:00 to 2:45 pm. This is an opportunity to meet some of Menlo’s firefighters and have a close-up look at a fire engine. No registration is necessary. […]

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Kitka concert at St. Bede’s on Dec. 10 coincides with release of holiday album

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Women’s vocal ensemble, Kitka, will bring its annual Wintersongs tour to St Bede’s Church in Menlo Park on Dec. 10, playing new holiday music from the recently-released CD titled Evening Star along with unusual seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. In celebration of their new CD, Kitka dedicates this year’s […]

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Listen to traditional Hawaiian music from Hiram Kaailua Bell on Dec. 9

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Multi-talented musician Hiram Kaailau Bell promises a performance of traditional Hawaiian music, as well as other styles of music that are innovative and not what you might expect to hear from an ukulele, on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11:00 to noon at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.). He will even take […]

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“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” continues its run on Dec. 9 and 10

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas continues its run at the Woodside High School Theater on Dec. 9 (3:00 pm) and Dec. 10 (1:00 and 4:00 pm). Presented by The Dancers Repertory Theatre and performed by over 85 dancers, the dance/theater show follows the famous Clement C. Moore poem. Tickets are available online.

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Supervisor Joe Simitian speaks about “Listening to Trump’s America: Bridging the Divide”

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Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian says that “here in the Bay Area we live in a bubble, in a bubble, in a bubble.” How, he wondered, could the same country that had voted twice for Barack Obama end up going 46% for Donald Trump? To get some answers, he traveled to three counties that […]

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Community meeting on MidPen Housing project set for Dec. 6

Mayor Kirsten Keith and MidPen Housing are hosting a community meeting Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, to solicit community input on MidPen’s 1283 Willow Road and 335 Pierce Street properties. The meeting will be held at the Menlo Park Senior Center located at 110 Terminal Avenue. The City is conducting extensive outreach to ensure that residents […]

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Caltrain Holiday Train comes to Menlo Park on December 3

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A Bay Area tradition since 2001, the Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will arrive at the Menlo Park Caltrain stop on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7:05 pm. Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling show-train will visit nine Caltrain stations between San Francisco and Santa Clara over two nights in December, […]

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