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Get in touch with your creative side at the Menlo Park Library on January 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Art facilitator Christie Inocencio provides all the materials you need to decorate your own mosaic box to take home and enjoy. No registration is required, but space is limited.

Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist who leads programs at libraries, senior centers, schools, and other locations throughout San Mateo and Alameda Counties and beyond. She started her company, Christie’s Creative Cupboard, in order to fill a need in the community for fun, educational programs for all age groups.

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

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Come for ballon fun at Belle Haven Library on Jan. 13

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Kids, you’re invited to come to the the Menlo Park Belle Haven Branch Library on Jan. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm to have a balloon creation made just for you! Enjoy the work of our friend, balloon-twister extraordinaire Räúl Gonzalez! He will create a little masterpiece just for you to enjoy and take home. […]

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The Mystery Readers Group welcomes a special guest – author Cara Black

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New York Times bestselling author Cara Black joins the Mystery Readers Group to discuss “Murder in Saint-Germain,” the 17th book in her Paris-set Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which now has over 400,000 copies in print. Her appearance takes place on January 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm In the new book, Aimée is walking through […]

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Coding for Kids kicks off new session on Jan. 21

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting Coding for Kids on three Sundays,  1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm for third to seventh graders. They’ll learn: • to create puzzles, games, animations and stories using visual programming • to interact on a team while building a game and using all the skills learned Details: […]

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Registration opens Jan. 6 for Mud is Fun event at library

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Preschoolers will have fun taking a close look at soil science and getting creative with mud at the Menlo Park Library on Jan. 27 from 10:30 to noon. Part of the library’s STEAM initiative, this program will feature a storytime about dirt and mud, a hands-on opportunity to learn how soil supports life and a […]

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Get to know Bay Area aviation pioneer Stanley Hiller and his amazing “Hiller-copter!” on Jan. 10

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At the age of just 15, Stanley Hiller, Jr. (pictured) designed the XH-44, which became the first successful coaxial rotor helicopter to fly in America, the first to use all metal rotor blades, and the first helicopter to be built on the West Coast. Most locals now know Hiller through his namesake Aviation Museum, which […]

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Learn how to make vegan dishes at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 8

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The Menlo Park Library is inviting local foodies to attend a free cooking demonstration and tasting just for adults on Monday, Jan. 8 at 2:00 pm Chef Veena Kallingal will share several easy-to-make vegan dishes attendees can replicate at home. The planned recipes include: Sweet Potato Stir-Fry, Singapore Tofu Curry, Vegetable Fried Rice, Channa Masala, […]

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Listen to Jym Marks and his jazz combo on Jan. 6

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On January 6, the Menlo Park Library is presenting local bandleader/drummer Jym Marks and his jazz combo at 11:00 am in the City Council Chambers. Local musician, poet, author, lecturer, and business owner Jym Marks has been a band leader for over 40 years and has played with John Handy, James Moody, and many other […]

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Create a Fabulous Flexagon on Jan. 6 at the Menlo Park Library

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Kids are invited to create and decorate a Fabulous Flexagon Collage Calendar on January 6, 2018, from 10:15 am to noon at the Menlo Park Library Learn the secret to folding and flexing a single piece of paper to reveal 12 months. Design and personalize each month. For grades 2-6; the project is not suitable […]

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Afternoon of gaming and snacks on January 2 at the library – for teens only!

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Teens, here’s something fun to do over Winter Break! Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers in Santa Clara will be running gaming for kids 13+  on January 2, 2018, from 2:30-4:30 at the Menlo Park Library. Get free demo decks and learn magic! Learn how to play a role playing game and have fun […]

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Extreme Science Magic coming to Menlo Park Library on Dec. 21

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Science is magical! Get hooked on science during Don O’Brien’s fast-paced, interactive family show full of experiments, demonstrations, and plenty of fun audience participation to amaze children & adults alike! Event takes place on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm  in the library’s main hall, with most seating on the floor. Don O’Brien […]

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