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The next MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series, titled “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, will be on  Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Hillview PAC.  In this inspirational, practical, and humorous presentation, renowned educator, family counselor, and New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian focuses on helping boys and girls across the gender spectrum to succeed in school and life.

Because boys and girls experience their home and school life differently, Michael explores how the minds of boys and girls develop distinctly – and how parents, educators, therapists, and others can care for and support the needs of our children.

Based on more than 30 years of research and counseling practice, Michael traces how a child’s learning mind grows, how the genders learn and grow differently, how acculturation influences boys and girls, and how crucial school success has become to life success.

Following the event, Michael’s book will be available for purchase, which he will sign.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Childcare will be available for potty-trained children.

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Pussyhat Project creator Krista Suh will be at Café Zoë on Feb. 25

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Krista Suh, creator of the Pussyhat Project, will be at Café Zoë on Sunday, Feb. 25 at noon, signing her book, DIY Rules for a WTF World. Krista took her idea and engineered it into a grass roots worldwide movement in just two months. There will be a reading from her book, a Q & A session, […]

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Teens invited to play games at library Feb. 21-23

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Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers in Santa Clara will be running gaming for kids 13+ each afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, February 21-23, at the Menlo Park Library Get free demo decks and learn Magic. Learn how to play a Role Playing Game and have fun with your imagination. Also, try out some […]

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Open house at Belle Haven branch of library set for Feb. 25

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An open house to celebrate the new look and expanded hours at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library will take place Sunday, February 25, from 1:00 until 3:00 pm. There will be music by the steel drum band Shaban, as well as creations by the balloon artist Raul Gonzalez.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Class offered on Feb. 24

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SafeSpace is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid class designed to teach parents, family members, and youth how to help a young person (aged 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. This one-day, eight-hour course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action […]

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SafeSpace workshop for parents: The Shifting Tides of Teenage Years begins Feb. 27

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SafeSpace is offering a series of workshops focused on timely challenges facing parents of teens. These parent workshops will provide valuable information and helpful strategies on how to best respond effectively to your teen’s complicated life. You will discover the power behind positive parenting and develop a toolbox of tips you can apply immediately (sign […]

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Kids grades 3-6 can learn about cartooning on Feb. 15

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The Charles M. Schulz Museum is leading a cartoon art exploration just for students in grades 3-6. Students will create a comic strip and a hand-drawn animated sequence for the zoetrope, and experiment with basic stop-motion computer animation. Free online registration is required. The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is located in Santa […]

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How neuroscience affects learning is M-A parent education talk on Feb. 15

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Melina Encipher, Ph.D.,  of the Institute of Applied Neuroscience (IAN) will talk about The Neuroscience of Learning on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 pm at the next M-A Parent Education Lecture. Focusing on the the emerging field of educational neuroscience, she will describe how a neuroscientific understanding of learning can shape the future of education. […]

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Get the scoop on Casanova at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 12

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Who was the infamous Giacomo Casanova? A docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will enlighten us at the Menlo Park Library on Monday, Feb.12 at 6:30 pm. Explore the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). A community speaker from the Fine […]

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Black History Month Luncheon & Gospel Fest set for Feb. 23 at Menlo Park Senior Center

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The Menlo Park Senior Center, at 110 Terminal Avenue, will host its 18th Annual Black History Month Luncheon and Gospel Fest on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy heart-warming Gospel music, dance by Soul Line Dancers, poetry readings, and a delicious home cooked meal. There is a $10 entry fee […]

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Third Main Library siting meeting will take place on Feb. 15

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Community members are invited to give their input on the location and uses of a new Main Library on the Burgess campus on Feb. 15 at 6:30 at the Menlo Park Library. We will continue the conversation from the December and January meetings regarding the best site on the campus for a potential new library, […]

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