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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Summer of Love at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Entertainment
11:30 am: MaryLee Sunseri will lead a folk song sing-along for the whole family
1:30 pm: The Puppet Company presents “Puff the Magic Dragon”: a family favorite with a modern twist!

Activities
– Crafting flower power headbands
– Printing DayGlo posters
– Stringing love beads
– Balloon twisting and face painting
– Water balloon games
– Giant bubbles

Bring a picnic or buy your lunch from one of the food trucks. Be sure to wear your tie-dye–and some flowers in your hair!

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Eclipse related events at Menlo Park Library kick off this week

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The Bay Area is outside the path of totality — where the moon will completely cover the sun — but there’s still plenty to enjoy! Come to the Menlo Park Library for a series of special eclipse-related events […]

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Middle Eastern Percussion with Mary Ellen Donald on July 15

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On July 15, enjoy a free concert with musician Mary Ellen Donald, a nationally-acclaimed performer, instructor, and author in Middle Eastern percussion. Ms. Donald notes that while she happens to be blind, she hopes you will find it clear that her disability has not been disabling. The event is presented by the Menlo Park Library, […]

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Library events for elementary age children in July

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An event for elementary school children (ages 8-12) happens on Tuesday, July 11, at 1:00 pm when Randel McGee & Groark the Dragon visit the Menlo Park Library. Randel is a pro storyteller, and this program will feature comedy, storytelling, music, & ventriloquism. Randel has spent many years performing internationally with this act. Another elementary school event will occur on July 25 […]

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Peanuts Naturally Festival coming to Menlo Park Library on June 27

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On June 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Peanuts Naturally Festival will turn the grounds of the Menlo Park Library into a hands-on art and science museum! Highlights include: – Fun, interactive, nature-related exhibits – Exploring animal & plant adaptations – Learning about recycling paper – Pretending to excavate dinosaur bones – […]

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Friend of Menlo Park Library book sale set for June 24 and 25

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale is on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sunday, June 25th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available, so come early and stock up for the summer! We have lots of books to sell. […]

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Indian food from the Fiji Islands showcased on June 17

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Learn about the fresh, delicious flavors of Fiji’s Indian food — and even better, have a taste at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, June 17 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Chef Saras Rao will talk about the delicious Indian-influenced cuisine of Fiji, and will demonstrate how to make a pair of curries and […]

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Spotted: Camp Fremont exhibit at Menlo Park Library

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Emails Menlo Park Historical Association board member Jim Lewis: “Long before Menlo Park became a city, the United States Government created Camp Fremont, increasing the area’s population from about 3,000 persons to over 40,000. Some of what was built then still exists today, per records from the Menlo Park Historical Association. You can learn more […]

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Comic Con returns to the Menlo Park Library on May 13

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Stormtroopers will be marching into the Menlo Park Library on May 13. Those Star Wars characters, and several others, will be on-site for the library’s second Comic Con, a free-admission celebration of comics, sci-fi, games, and movies taking place from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. The event will feature live music, film screenings, artists & vendors, crafts, a photo […]

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Variety of free events at Menlo Park Library in May

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Juan L. Sánchez: Spanish Poetry in Song – May 6 Musician Juan L. Sánchez (pictured above) will recite and sing poetry by famed 20th Centry Spanish poets. The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, […]

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Local libraries offer free “Check It Out!” energy and water saving toolkits

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Beginning April 25, county library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, measuring devices and a user-friendly guide, the toolkits can help residents conserve water, use less electricity and save money by taking a few simple actions. […]

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