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On Tuesday, March 28, there will be a program called Tomb Treasure: Han Dynasty Discoveries, a preview of the newest Asian Art Museum exhibit, at the Menlo Park Library at 6:30 pm.

Learn about:

  • One of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world
  • The magnificent daily lives of Han nobility
  • The unbridled luxury, innovations and romance of the elite
  • Dazzling, newly-discovered works from the tombs of Han royalty

The Asian Art Museum–Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture in San Francisco is home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history.

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

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Science Night returns to the Menlo Park Library on March 30

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On Thursday, March 30, the Menlo Park Library will be hosting its fourth Science Night for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children. Displays and hands-on activities will be supplied by organizations including the National Weather Service, Marine Mammal Center, USGS Library, Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, Marine Science Institute, Beekeepers’ Guild of San Mateo […]

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Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale set for March 25 and 26

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale is on Saturday, March 25, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sunday, March 26, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available, so come early and stock up! We have lots of books to sell: Art and collectible, […]

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Alison Carpenter Davis talks about her book “Letters Home from Stanford”

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Alison Carpenter Davis, author of the new book Letters Home from Stanford, is appearing at the Menlo Park Library on March 21. The book is a collection of written and electronic correspondence by generations of Stanford students, from the Pioneer Class to the 21st century. Alison, a class of 1979 Stanford grad, compiled the letters in collaboration […]

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Learn all about hummingbirds at a March 14 program at Menlo Park Library

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When wildlife photographer Joan Sparks visits the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) on March 14 at 7:00 pm, audience members will get an up-close look at the tiniest bird on the planet. The  program will include photography, along with accompanying music and commentary, providing identification and description of several different species of hummingbirds that can […]

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Master storyteller Charlie Chin comes to Menlo Park to share Chinese folktales in the “tea house” style

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Master storyteller Charlie Chin will be sharing “Traditional Chinese Folktales in the Tea House Style” at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, March 4, at 11:00 am, “The Tea House style is a technique in which several stories are embedded in a ‘Story Frame,’” he explains. “This allows a continuous story that can be expanded or […]

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Multi-faith panel to address pluralism and mutual respect on Feb. 18

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a panel discussion on February 18 featuring representatives of several major world religions who will address questions about how each of their traditions is able to adhere to its convictions while taking a positive and respectful stance toward the diverse beliefs of others. The speakers are being provided courtesy of ING: the Islamic […]

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“The Orchid Whisperer” author, Bruce Rogers, will expand your orchid knowledge on Jan. 31

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Whether you are considering growing orchids, are having trouble with the orchids you are already trying to grow, or think you could never possibly grow orchids, Bruce Rogers can give you some advice. The author of The Orchid Whisperer will share his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids at […]

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Coding for Kids offered at Menlo Park Library beginning Jan. 21

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Join us at the Menlo Park Library on Alma Street for this introduction to computer programming, especially aimed at children grades three to six. This program is mainly for kids who have little to no experience with programming languages like Scratch and Tynker. Each class builds on the concepts taught in the previous class. Register only […]

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KGO radio host John Rothmann talks about “the ones who got away” on January 8

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Political analyst John Rothmanan’s topic will focus on defeated Presidential candidates and their impact on parties, politics, and policy. As John will explain, in many cases, the lives and contributions of the losers are often as interesting as those of the winners. The talk takes place on Sunday, January 8, at 11:00 am in the Menlo […]

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Jym Marks Quintet performs free concert on January 7

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Jazz lovers unite, as the Menlo Park Library presents a free concert from the local group, the Jym Marks Quintet, on Saturday, January 7 at 11:00 am at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.) Local musician, poet, author, lecturer, and business owner Jym Marks has been a band leader for over 40 […]

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