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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 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Not into beads? Look for other Cool Crafts happening on July 3, July 17, July 31, and August 14.

This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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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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Learn about “SFO: A History of San Francisco International Airport” on June 19

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The SFO Museum is the first museum in an airport to receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. Dennis Sharp, Curator of Aviation, will share the history of both SFOs — the airport and the museum — on June 19 at 6:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library The SFO Museum’s permanent collection of over […]

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Spoken Art: Poetry Reading & Art Reception set for June 18 at Menlo Park Library

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Join the Menlo Park Library for a celebration of poetry and fine art, featuring poets of all ages from all across San Mateo County on June 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The evening includes readings of selected poems from the winter Spoken Art submission period, a chance to view the artwork that inspired the […]

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The Tuskegee Airman is topic for free talk at Menlo Park Library on June 12

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Before 1940, African-Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. Civil rights organizations and the black press exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an all African-American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of […]

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Juan L. Sánchez performs Música Nueva Canción Style on June 9 at Belle Haven library branch

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The Menlo Park Library will host a performance by Spanish musician Juan L. Sánchez, performing original and traditional compositions in the Nueva Canción (New Song) style. The free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 1:00 pm at the Menlo Park Belle Haven Library, located at […]

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“Women Instrumentalists in Jazz & Blues” is June 4 topic at Menlo Park Library

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The Menlo Park Library will host a talk by veteran jazz performers Ellen Seeling and Jean Fineberg, discussing the legal and political movement to improve the status of female instrumentalists in jazz and blues. Seeling and Fineberg will also share a brief live performance. The free event will take place on June 4 at 7:00 […]

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Summer reading programs offered at both Menlo Park Libraries

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Both the main library on Alma Street in Menlo Park as well as the Belle Haven branch library on Ivy Dr. will be holding summer reading programs. The kick off at the main library is from 10:30 to 1:00 pm on June 2 while the Belle Haven program starts on June 9 from 1:00 to […]

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Ty Cobb as played by actor Norm Coleman returns to Menlo Park on June 2

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Baseball legend Ty Cobb returns to the Menlo Park on June 2 at 11:00 am in this one-man show with actor Norm Coleman presented in the Menlo Park Council Chambers. Coleman-as-Cobb will share tales about his early days growing up in Royston, Georgia playing for the Tigers, and spin yarns about players he knew: Babe […]

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Storyteller Dovie Thomason will appear at Menlo Park Library on May 23

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When celebrated storyteller Dovie Thomason visits Menlo Park on May 23, she will be shedding light on the government boarding schools that were charged with “re-educating” Native American children. The Pennsylvania-based performer, appearing at the Menlo Park Main Library, will share her original 90-minute story, “The Spirit Survives: The Boarding School Experience Then and Now” […]

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