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What is Islamophobia, how is it spread — and what can be done to reverse its negative impacts?

Islamic Networks Group (ING) Founder and Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will talk about xenophobia as it has been experienced by many different groups throughout American and European history, and will discuss the current state of Islamophobia and the efforts to combat it.

This is one of a series of presentations in association with the traveling exhibition Wherever There’s A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California, on display throughout April and May at the Menlo Park Main Library.

The talk will take place on April 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library.

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Capidro: A Garden of Concrete Ideas is explored on April 17

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Take a virtual tour of the fantastical garden which once called Menlo Park home on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library Once upon a time (1932) in Menlo Park, a man named John Guidici responded to personal tragedy by transforming his garden with cement, shells, sand — and […]

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Young Artivists: the Social Justice Sewing Academy visits on April 18

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Art meets social movement with the young quilters of the Social Justice Sewing Academy on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Main Library. Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will be joined by docents from the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, which will be hosting Generation […]

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Meet aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman via Betty Slater’s performance on April 14

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In 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. Because she was black and female, Coleman could not find anyone in the U.S. willing to teach her how to fly, so she headed off to France. Coleman toured the country with […]

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Journey with wildlife photographer Joan Sparks to the depths of the Amazon on April 9

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Photographer Joan Sparks will share stories and images from her two-week trip into the Amazon Jungle with National Geographic photographers. The program takes place on April 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Through Joan’s photography, learn more about the plants, birds, and reptiles that inhabit this special place. Wildlife photographer […]

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Learn about the market for collectible books at Friends of the Library antiquarian book clinic

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Community members are invited to bring up to three books or manuscripts (no magazines, postcards or memorabilia)  on April 7 when the Friends of the Menlo Park Library is hosting a workshop about appraising and valuing old books featuring Bruce MacMakin of auction house PBA Galleries. No books will be accepted for consignment, but you’ll learn […]

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Learn about proper tree care at a workshop on April 7

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Menlo Park city arborist Christian Bonner will be showing residents how to maintain and care for their trees while using water efficiently and effectively. The workshop will demonstrate proper tree care and maintenance, including pruning and irrigation techniques with a water-conscious mindset. Please dress for the elements, bring a pair of your favorite gardening gloves, […]

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Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi talk about their book on civil liberties at the Menlo Park Library

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Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, coauthors of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California will discuss their book, which is the first-ever account of the struggles to develop and protect civil rights in California. On April 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the […]

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Puppet Art Theatre’s “Tommy’s Space Adventure” comes to Menlo Park on Thursday, March 22

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Take a trip into the cosmos, when Puppet Art Theater performs “Tommy’s Space Adventure” on Thursday, March 22, from 7:00 t0 7:45 at the Menlo Park Library. Space aliens, mad scientists, and more! Tommy loves books about outer space and space aliens. His greatest wish is to someday meet a real live space alien. Little […]

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Book sale at Menlo Park Library on March 24 & 25

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will host a two day book sale on March 24th and 25th. The event takes place from 10:00 to 2:00 on Saturday and from noon to 2:00 on Sunday. Great books for the entire family will be available, so come early and stock up! We have thousands of […]

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Revelations: Art of the African American South presentation on March 12

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a community speaker from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to give an entertaining, educational, multi-media presentation exploring an important new acquisition of contemporary art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. It takes place on March 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Historically marginalized, patronized, or promoted with […]

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