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The Crosspulse Rhythm Duo makes music out of anything and everything!  Keith Terry and Evie Ladin use delightful humor and skill as they demonstrate the rhythm all around us. They’ll be at the Menlo Park Library on August 21 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy
• A lively, interactive performance
• Traditional & contemporary music & dance
• Diverse influences: jazz, Appalachian, & world music
• Found sound
• Forging connections in unexpected ways

Crosspulse is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the creation, performance and recording of rhythm-based, intercultural music and dance. Since 1980 the organization has sponsored scores of projects, featuring outstanding artists from many cultural traditions. All of the organization’s programs involve the vital role that rhythm plays in performing arts throughout the world and explore how this commonality of rhythm can connect us in unexpected ways.

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

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Enrichment programs for grade schoolers continue at Menlo Park Library

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Throughout the summer, the Menlo Park Library is offering weekly enrichment programs for grade schoolers (grades K-5). In addition to fascinating science and cultural presenters, the library has developed a series of hands-on craft workshops that alternate with the presentations. All of the workshops are Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Children can […]

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Anime Drawing Fundamentals for Adults is set for July 21 at Belle Haven branch of Menlo Park Library

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Former Simpsons TV artist Carlos Nieto III promises adults “everything you ever wanted to know about anime but were afraid to ask!” All drawing equipment will be provided. The event takes place on July 21 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy). Carlos, of Colombian roots, […]

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Eth-Noc-Tec Ensemble performs at Menlo Park Library on July 24

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Come to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, July 24, at 2:00 pm for a special event for elementary schoolers, featuring magical myths with modern messages performed by Eth-Noc-Tec. Get immersed in the stories in “PanAsia FantAsia,” a unique performance of folktales from throughout the Asian continent. The Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble blends theater, music, movement, and […]

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Storytellers present “stew of stories” at Menlo Park Library on July 14

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Nationally-renowned storytellers Erica Lann-Clark and Olga Loya present a mind-opening, taboo-busting stew of stories people don’t tell for fear of ridicule on July 14 from 11:00 am to noon at the Menlo Park Library. Olga tells about working with a ‘curandero’ and having to look at things in a whole new way. Erica tells how […]

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Learn about animals of the rain forest on July 10

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Come to the Menlo Park Library on July 10 from 2:00-2:45 pm as docents from Wildmind Science Learning (formerly known as Wildlife Associates) introduce us to some of the beautiful and fascinating animals that live throughout the world’s endangered tropical rain forests. Learn about the creatures’ habits, lives, and the roles they play in the great […]

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Cool Crafts for Kids K-5! Book bags on July 3

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Create a unique tote bag for your library books on July 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30  at the Menlo Park Library, which will provide the bags, fabric markers and plenty of great craft materials. Drop-in, while materials last. Last entry at 3:00 p.m. For rising grades K-5 only -thanks for your cooperation. Children under 10 […]

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“California Listens: Menlo Park Stories” is new workshop offered by Menlo Park Library

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The Menlo Park Library is joining the California State Library and StoryCenter to invite you to share your story about life in California. Apply today to be considered for the workshop; the deadline for applications is July 7. On July 21-22, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, StoryCenter’s staff will conduct a free […]

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Cool crafts for kids K-5! Brilliant beading on June 26

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Tuesdays for grade schoolers: Craft Day features beading on June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Kids grades K-5 can make some bling for their summer outfits. Beads and stringing materials will be provided. Craft a necklace or a bracelet for yourself or a friend. Drop-in, while materials last. Children under […]

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“Cetaceans of the Coast” is topic at Menlo Park Library on June 25

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Meet the whales off our coast and in our bay, with research biologist Izzy Szczepaniak of Golden Gate Cetacean Research (GGCR) on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Did you know that harbor porpoises only recently returned to San Francisco Bay, after an absence of approximately 65 years? Learn more […]

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Friends of the Library summer book sale set for June 23 & 24

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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 two-day sale will run Saturday, from 10:00 am […]

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