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The countdown is on for the solar eclipse that happens this Monday, Aug. 21. Beginning at 9:00 a., join fellow eclipse watchers in front of the Menlo Park Library to see this rare event.

The moon will eclipse 80 percent of the sun in Menlo Park that morning, with the peak eclipse occurring around 10:15 a.m. Be sure to view the eclipse safely — never look directly at the sun without special eclipse viewing glasses. Check out the eclipse site at NASA for safe viewing tips and to explore the science behind the eclipse.

The library has distributed 1,000 glasses to participants at its eclipse events and will have 300 pairs of glasses to distribute on the morning of the event.

Don’t have glasses? Don’t despair. You can make your own pinhole viewer at the library through Sunday

Can’t watch the event live? The library will be reviewing the eclipse at 6:30 pm Monday in the downstairs meeting room.

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Active Living Expo at Little House Aug. 21-26

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Little House (800 Middle Avenue) is hosting an Active Living Expo from August 21st to 26th. During that week, classes are available free of charge. Come experience fitness classes, art classes, cultural classes and technology classes. There is also a luau planned for Thursday August 25th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The complete schedule is […]

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Menlo Park’s 11th Annual Downtown Block Party set for August 16

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Menlo Park’s 11th Annual Downtown Block Party, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Wednesday, August 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The event includes entertainment for the whole family including live music, kid’s activities, food and fun. This year’s  theme is “Menlo on […]

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2nd annual Paws for Paws walk scheduled for September 9

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The Menlo Park Police Foundation invites all dogs (and their owners) to attend the Second Annual Paws for Paws Walk on Sept. 9 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Burgess Park. The event will feature a 2.5k walk, K-9 demonstration, raffles, vendors, contests and more. Last year’s proceeds enabled the purchase of bulletproof vests […]

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Conversation and coffee with your assemblyman and mayor on Tuesday, August 15

State Assemblyman Marc Berman and Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will be at the Woodside Bakery and Cafe in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center (325 Sharon Park Drive) for coffee and conversation from 8:00 to 9:30 am on Tuesday, August 15.. Coffee will be provided at no taxpayer expense. No RSVP is necessary.

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Wildlife Associates brings critters to the Menlo Park Library on Aug. 15

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Join us outside the library on August 15 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, as docents from Wildlife Associates introduce us to some of the beautiful and fascinating wildlife living in the fields and forests surrounding our city. Animal ambassadors may include: Gray Fox Great Horned Owl Opossum Red-Tailed Hawk This program, made possible thanks to generous funding […]

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Meet Juana Briones in Menlo Park on August 12

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A businesswoman. A rancher. A landowner. A humanitarian. A woman of transcendent vision and independence. Juana Briones was an extraordinary woman who was a leader in her own right and a role model for generations to come. In a dramatic and historically-accurate monologue and dialogue with the audience, Olga Loya uses her spellbinding storytelling skills […]

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Next community meeting on plans for Bedwell Bayfront Park set for August 10

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The City of Menlo Park is hosting a community meeting to hear your thoughts on the proposed conceptual plan alternatives for Bedwell Bayfront Park. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Menlo Park Senior Center (110 Terminal Avenue). Spanish interpretation, childcare and light refreshments will be provided. For […]

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Woodside’s First Friday event extends through the weekend of Aug. 4-6

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First Friday at the Town of Woodside’s Town Hall on Friday, August 4, extends into  a weekend-long event featuring local artists. An artist reception takes place on August 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission is free, and there are complimentary refreshments. The exhibition will continue on Saturday at Town Hall from 10:00 to 4:00 pm, and then Sunday from […]

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National Night Out block parties are spread across Menlo Park on August 1

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Menlo Park residents have their pick of block parties, spreading from west to east across the city. According to Menlo Park Police Community Service Officer Gonee Sepulveda, the options include: Join a potluck at the Sharon Park duck pond starting at 5:00 pm Take part in games and eat some food at East Creek Place starting at 4:30 […]

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Learn about the hidden figures of computing — women — on August 2

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Women have been part of computing since the earliest electronic computers were built in the 1940s.On August 2 at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) hear how women in computing have: Been responsible for the first compiler Built code that saved the Apollo 11 Developed a design for large-scale integrated circuits […]

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