Friends of the Menlo Park Library

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On July 19, Peruvian chef Nora Landa Frazier will act as “culinary ambassador” to her home country, where summer is not summer without the traditional potato dish called cause. Adults attending this hands-on demonstration, Q&A, and tasting party will get the opportunity to create the popular food that originated in pre-Columbian times and still thrives in Peru today.

Lima, Peru native Nora Landa Frazier began her culinary teaching career as an instructor at her own alma mater, the American International School of Lima, where she implemented nutrition courses for her students, who presented their creations at campus Food Fests. Now a Bay Area resident, Frazier shares Peruvian history through her presentation of very traditional, national dishes.

The special culinary event is part of the Menlo Park Library’s Adult Summer Reading program, which runs from June  to August 9 and offers special programs and prizes to adult readers. Adults who complete the summer reading program will win a cup of coffee or tea donated by Café Zoe and a free book. They will be entered into a drawing for prizes donated by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Separate summer reading incentive programs are being offered for children and teens.

The free cooking program is specifically for adults aged 18 and over, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. It will take place Saturday, July 19 at 11:00 am. in the library’s downstairs program room at 800 Alma Street. For event details, visit www.menlopark.org/library, or e-mail John Weaver, Menlo Park Library Outreach Coordinator, at weaver@plsinfo.org.

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Prairie Rose Band performs cowboy songs in Menlo Park on Saturday, July 12

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The public is invited to enjoy cowboy songs of the old west and of the west that never was, during a free performance of the Prairie Rose Band to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am. Wearing colorful cowboy outfits that Gene Autry or Roy Rogers might well have worn, […]

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Not Just for Kids summer reading program for adults offered at Menlo Park Library

From June 9 to August 9, the Menlo Park Library will be offering an Adult Summer Reading Program, featuring free events and incentives just for “the over-18 set.” Adults will be able to sign up at the library or online to receive a Summer Reading Bingo card. Bingo squares may be completed by reading books […]

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Menlo Park Library hosts summer reading programs for kids and teens

Here’s the line up for summer reading programs at the Menlo Park Library for children and teenagers: Children’s Summer Reading 2014 June 9 – August 9 Readers are winners at the Menlo Park Library! Read at least five books, and submit a special project (diorama, report, drawing, collage, sculpture, etc.) about your favorite book, and you […]

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Fall prevention and preparedness is topic of Menlo Park Library talk on June 7

Each year in California, more than one million older adults suffer a fall, with 200,000 of those falls resulting in injury. During a special program to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on June 7, two experts from Stanford University Medical Center will share strategies for reducing falls and increasing peace-of-mind in the home. […]

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Library book sale take places on March 15 & 16

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, March 15, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, March 16 from noon to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for Spring! The sale will be located in […]

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Learn how to do estate planning at next Friends of the Menlo Park Library presentation on Oct. 19

Last year, Arna Shefrin’s mother-in-law died at the age of 94.Throughout her life a generous person, Clara gave a most significant gift when she was no longer alive. She had planned ahead. She had organized her documents, distributed gifts and assets, and arranged for her funeral to take place 1200 miles from where she was […]

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Friends of Menlo Park Library holds book sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 21-22

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A two-day book sale at the Menlo Park Library will feature a wide selection of gently used books - art & collectible, biography, children’s, cooking, fiction, history, literature, mystery, science-fiction/fantasy, religion & philosophy, young adult books, and more. The sale takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Sunday features a $5 […]

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Menlo Park Library program on August 3 features author/chef Andrea Nguyen

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Menlo Park Library presents Discover Your Inner Dumpling Chef, an interactive cooking demonstration, Q&A, and tasting party with author Andrea Nguyen, on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am at the library (800 Alma Street). Author, teacher & culinary professional, Andrea Nguyen is a contributing editor to Saveur magazine and is the author of three celebrated […]

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Author Claire Mack is featured speaker celebrating Women’s History Month on March 2

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Former San Mateo mayor Claire Mack, a long-time community advocate and broadcasting professional, will discuss her life and new book — Sister Samms and Sister Johnson, The Neighborhood on Saturday — on March 2 from 11:00 am to noon at the Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street. The book is the story of two women who […]

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Library book sale scheduled for March 2

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Exceptional quality books for the entire family will be featured in two rooms at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, located across the library parking lot and next to the gym. Art & […]

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