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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, but now based in Houston, Texas.

Performing for more than 30 years at libraries, schools, festivals, museums, and birthday parties, Leona always infuses her stories with dramatic flair and lots of energy, and often includes props and audience participation.

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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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Funding for building new Menlo Park library is withdrawn

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Local philanthropist John Arrillaga is withdrawing his offer to fund and build a new main library contingent upon the City of Menlo Park contributing the first $20 million of construction costs. Staff estimates that a new main library at Burgess Park would cost up to $60 million. Mr. Arrillaga’s original offer was made to the […]

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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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Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on Sept. 27

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Science Night is back! Come to the Menlo Park Library  on Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike. Scheduled participants include: – Bay Area Discovery Museum – SRI – NorCal Bats – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory – San […]

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Register to vote at the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 25

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Haven’t found the time to register to vote yet? Stop by either of the Menlo Park Library’s locations on Tuesday, September 25, which is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will provide you with registration materials, answer any questions, and then make sure your registration […]

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Hear trailblazing lawyer Barbara Babcock talk about the first woman lawyer in the West

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Trailblazing lawyer Barbara Babcock will talk about her own career, and that of Clara Foltz, the first woman lawyer in the west on September 24 at from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. She will discuss her book Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz as well as her memoir, Fish Raincoats: A […]

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Learn about Filipino Cooking, vegan-style on Sept. 22

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Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul? Chef RG Enriquez says yes! Learn more at the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 22 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Enriquez, a self-styled “passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes,” will take you along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on […]

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Helping Your Teen Transition to High School is workshop set for Sept. 19

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Do you have a teen entering high school? The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free community workshop on Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm led by former high school counselor Melissa Kelley. Transitioning from middle school to high school is not an easy process — for teens or their parents. Come learn some valuable tips […]

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Friends of the Menlo Park Library Book Sale set for Sept 15 & 16

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale is back! The two-day sale will run Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, Sept. 16, from Noon to 2:00 pm. On Sunday, you will be able to fill a bag with books for only $5. Stop by and save money on some […]

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