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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will hold a two-day book sale on September 23rd and 24th, featuring thousands of books. The event will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, and from noon until 2:00 pm on Sunday. Shoppers on Sunday will be able to fill a bag with books for $5.00.

All proceeds support programs and events at the Menlo Park Library. The sale will take place at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street.

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Bay Area author Mark Coggins talks about his novel, Runoff, at Mystery Reader’s Club

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The Mystery Reader’s Club invites the greater community to join them when they welcome local author Mark Coggins on Sept. 20 at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library The crimes in his book Runoff take place in multiple spots throughout San Francisco and feature private investigator and jazz bass player August Riordan. Coggins’ work […]

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Learn about the Silk Road at library talk on Sept. 19

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The Silk Road: Ancient Globalization it the title of a talk given by docents from the Asian Art Museum at the Menlo Park Library on September 19. Technologies, commodities, and religions were spread, and cultures were transformed, on the Silk Road. The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and will take […]

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The film Frida will be screened at Menlo Park library on Sept. 12

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The Menlo Park Library will present a screening of Frida, the award-winning biopic drama about painter Frida Kahlo, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. The film is rated “R.” The event is free, and will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12, in the main library at 800 Alma Street.

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Free folk/Indie pop concert hosted by Menlo Park Library on Sept. 2

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The Menlo Park Library will host a free concert at the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel Street) on September 2, at 11:00 am, featuring local musician Karla Kane (pictured) and Nottingham, England-based duo Fun of the Pier. Karla Kane is a Redwood City singer, writer, and ukulele player, best known as the leader of indie-pop […]

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Learn about Filipino cooking, vegan style, at Menlo Park Library on August 26

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Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul? Chef RG Enriquez says yes! Enriquez, a self-styled “passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes,” will take us along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on the classic Filipino soup called Nilaga at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, August 26 from […]

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People gather at Menlo Park Library to watch the partial eclipse

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was at the Menlo Park Library this morning where hundreds of people were on hand to view the partial eclipse of the sun that peaked at around 10:15 am. “I talked to Sergeant Mathew Ortega of the Menlo Park Police Department who said that 320 glasses were distributed,” reported Robb. […]

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Solar eclipse viewing at Menlo Park Library planned for Aug. 21

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The countdown is on for the solar eclipse that happens this Monday, Aug. 21. Beginning at 9:00 a., join fellow eclipse watchers in front of the Menlo Park Library to see this rare event. The moon will eclipse 80 percent of the sun in Menlo Park that morning, with the peak eclipse occurring around 10:15 […]

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Make an eclipse viewer today through Sunday at the Menlo Park Library

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“The sky event of the decade” is coming on August 21st! Be ready for the solar eclipse: Make your own simple solar projector. There are instructions and supplies in the puzzle table area across from the library’s adult reference desk. Drop on in and create your viewer today through Sunday, August 20. Then return to […]

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Wildlife Associates brings critters to the Menlo Park Library on Aug. 15

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Join us outside the library on August 15 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, as docents from Wildlife Associates introduce us to some of the beautiful and fascinating wildlife living in the fields and forests surrounding our city. Animal ambassadors may include: Gray Fox Great Horned Owl Opossum Red-Tailed Hawk This program, made possible thanks to generous funding […]

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Meet Juana Briones in Menlo Park on August 12

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A businesswoman. A rancher. A landowner. A humanitarian. A woman of transcendent vision and independence. Juana Briones was an extraordinary woman who was a leader in her own right and a role model for generations to come. In a dramatic and historically-accurate monologue and dialogue with the audience, Olga Loya uses her spellbinding storytelling skills […]

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