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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 was a California-licensed public school educator/counselor for 18 years. He now educates with “Xtreme Science Magic” and “Multicultural Music from Around the World,” the two programs he has presented for thousands of children at hundreds of schools and libraries throughout the United States.

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

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Learn about sea otters at free USGS lecture on Nov. 30

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USGS Research Wildlife Biologist Tim Tinker will give a free public lecture titled Sea Otters: Confessions of a Keystone Carnivore on Thursday, November 30, at the USGS Menlo Park campus (Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd.

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“Global Trends in Mineral Commodity Supplies” is USGS public lecture on Oct. 26

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Steven M. Fortier, Director of the USGS National Minerals Information Center, will present this free public lecture on Oct. 26 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park.

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Second annual Engineering Day at Encinal School provides new design challenges for students

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On October 19th, Encinal teachers produced the second annual Engineering Day during which every kindergarten through fifth grade student at the school participated in at least three design challenges. With funding from the Parent Teacher Organization and a Jeanie Ritchie Innovation Grant from the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, teachers created, planned, and executed the challenges […]

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SLAC lecture on October 3rd examines beginning of time from remote places

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Viewing the Beginning of Time from the Most Remote Places on Earth is the title of lecture being given by SLAC/KIPAC scientist Zeeshan Ahmed (pictured) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm. The free lecture will be held at the Panofsky Auditorium (the Science and User Support Building) on the SLAC campus. Registration is not required. Shortly after […]

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“What’s in a species name” is topic of USGS lecture on Sept. 28

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John B. French, Jr., Center Director USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center will discuss: What have museum collections taught us about invasive diseases? When is an endangered species not a species? How can birds in a museum help protect airline passengers? How do geology and biology govern what species we find on the Channel Islands? The […]

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Science Night returns to the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 28

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On Thursday, September 28, the Menlo Park Library will be hosting its fifth Science Night for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children. Displays and hands-on activities will be hosted by organizations including Children’s Discovery Museum, Aquarium of the Bay, Science Made Fun, San Francisco Zoo, SETI Institute, MVCode,Tech Rocks and the M-A Robotics team. Attendees […]

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“Roving on Mars” is next USGS lecture on Aug. 30

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The eclipse itself – and more photos of Menlo Park viewers

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InMenlo contributing photographer Scott R. Kline took photos of the eclipse today (above) viewed from Menlo Park. He explains: “I used my Canon 5D Mkii. I had the camera on screen-view mode so I was not looking through the lens, but rather at the screen. I put a 3x neutral density filter on the 24-105mm […]

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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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Stanford researchers find similar characteristics in human-induced and natural earthquakes

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Editor’s note: We depart today from our usual community-focused approach to what’s going on locally, for an interesting read from our neighbor to the south, Stanford. It covers a topic – earthquakes – that’s getting a lot of chatter on the various Nextdoor neighborhood sites in Menlo Park. Whether an earthquake occurs naturally or as a […]

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