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Educators from Sulphur Creek Nature Center in Hayward will introduce some of their resident reptiles and amphibians at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. You’ll learn about their natural history and ecology, as well as life cycles, predators and prey, habitats, locomotion, and defense mechanisms.

This program is great for kids in grades K-6, but space is limited. Please register in advance by visiting, phoning, or emailing the library (jrquinonez@menlopark.org). Due to high demand, preregistered spaces not claimed before 1:00 p.m. will be given to standby visitors.

This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

About Sulphur Creek Nature Center
Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a wildlife rehabilitation and education facility situated in a serene 10-acre canyon near downtown Hayward. Each year, the center focuses on preserving the wildlife of today by caring for over 900 injured and orphaned wild animals while working to preserve the wildlife of tomorrow through over 1000 educational programs.

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A Visit from Rosa Parks at the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 8

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In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. This act of resistance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Mrs. Parks became known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” When she died, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to honor Parks by […]

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Frosty’s Magic Hat comes to Belle Haven branch of the library on Dec. 4

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Tony Borders uses puppets, magic, and ventriloquism to make Frosty come alive in this show about a talking snowman and his friends. This free event, which will take place on Dec. 4 at 3:30 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library,  is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Friends of the Library holiday book sale set for Dec. 1

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The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This is a one day sale on Saturday, Dec. […]

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Adults create tin art at Belle Haven branch library on Dec. 1

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Try your hand at the ancient metal technique of metal embossing! Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide all the materials you need to let your imagination soar at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 1 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Space for this adult program is limited. Please register in […]

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“Seeding Hope and Resilience: Women Moving Mountains” is topic of talk on Nov.28

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Photojournalist Rucha Chitnis attempts to test assumptions, debunk stereotypes, and shift narratives at the Menlo Park Library on Nov 28 from  7:00 to 8:00 pm. She says she  is “passionate about making the invisible visible — particularly women’s counter narratives in the face of human rights abuses, food insecurity and ecological and climate crises.” Rucha’s talk […]

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Get ideas about explorations close to home on Nov. 27

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Discover the joys of being a tourist in your own back yard at the Menlo Park Library on Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Get to know the best, least-known places in San Mateo County — as well as some of the best-known places you may have never considered visiting — with Silvia Eckert of UntilSuburbia.com. […]

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Retirement planning information at the Menlo Park Library on Nov. 20

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Learn about creating a smart approach for living in retirement. Bring your questions and get them answered at the Menlo Park Library on Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Get some insight on the shift needed when going from saving for retirement to spending in retirement — your move from accumulation to distribution — from Delbar […]

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Create tabletop art from re-purposed books at the Menlo Park Library on Nov. 16

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Build and decorate your own tabletop art on Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm by repurposing a retired book to create a tablescape, using paint and other materials as well. Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide all the materials you need to let your imagination soar. This adult program is free, but space is […]

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John Weaver spins tales from the sea at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 15

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Storyteller John Weaves tells tales about amazing things that happen at sea at the Menlo Park Library on Nov. 15 from 4:00 to 4:45 pm. No registration is necessary for this event, which is especially for big kids — elementary schoolers on up, along with their adults. Storytelling is telling stories without using a book. […]

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Western Ballet performing mini Nutcracker at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 15

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The Western Ballet Company brings the timeless magic of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Menlo Park Library Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm. The talented and elegant dancers of Western Ballet weave the tale of a young girl who dreams that her Nutcracker doll becomes a valiant prince who takes her on a royal visit to […]

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