Friends of the Menlo Park Library

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Singer MaryLee Sunseri will perform Music & Memories during a free concert being presented by the Menlo Park Library on April 2.

Familiar, nostalgic and always entertaining, MaryLee performs popular songs from the early to mid-20th century along with classic American sing-alongs. Her performance will include hit songs by the New Christy Minstrels, “Today” and “Green, Green,” and some favorite songs performed by Burl Ives.

The singer has performed on film soundtracks for Disney and MGM, and has won several national awards for her recordings and performances for children. She toured for many years as part of Randy Sparks’ Back Porch Majority, singing back-up vocals for Shirley Jones and Burl Ives.

She is well-known on the Monterey Peninsula as a vocalist with the 40’s style swing trio The Satin Dolls, classical ensemble Monterey String Quartet, and popular dance combo The Marotta Band.

The free performance is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and will take place Saturday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street.

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Finnish pop duo Vellamo to perform free concert on March 20

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free performance by the pop duo Vellamo, on tour from their home country of Finland. The event will take place at noon on Sunday, March 20, at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street. The event is being billed as an entertaining musical performance, as well as an […]

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Friends of Menlo Park Library hosts book sale on March 19

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, September 20, from 12:00 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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Harpist Krista Strader to perform free concert at Menlo Park Library

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On March 16, the Menlo Park Library will host a free performance by harpist Krista Strader. The event will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street. Classically trained from age four, Krista Strader graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from Biola […]

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Friends of Menlo Park Library is looking for more people with a love for books and a spare few hours a week

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We’d gathered at the Menlo Park Library with some friends. Make that Friends, the volunteer organization that, among other duties, processes over 200,000 books a year in an effort to raise money for the library. They’ve done a good job: in the past 30 years they’ve raised over $2 million to support events, collections and […]

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Menlo Park Library to host stroke awareness seminar on February 13

The Menlo Park Library is inviting the public to an informational seminar about stroke causes, prevention, and appropriate response given by the Pacific Stroke Association on Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers. More than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. While stroke has dropped to the number five cause […]

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Jym Marks Quartet in concert “Remembering Miles” on January 9

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Jym Marks — public speaker, publisher, poet, and author — has been called “Menlo Park’s Renaissance Man.” He’s also the drummer in his own jazz quartet, the Jym Marks Quartet, which will be giving a free concert titled Remembering Miles on January 9 from 111:00 am to noon at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers […]

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Montclair Women’s Big Band performs at Menlo Park Library on Dec. 10

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library invites the community for a swingin’ after-hours event featuring some of the best jazzwomen in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Montclair Women’s Big Band.  This 17-piece ensemble delivers a brassy, blues-drenched wallop! This performance is free and will begin at 7:00 pm. The Montclair Women’s Big Band was founded in […]

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Singer/Songwriter Michael McNevin performs free concert in Menlo Park

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On Saturday, November 7, Bay Area folk singer/songwriter Michael McNevin will perform a free concert presented by the Menlo Park Library, which will take place at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers. After studying classical guitar, theater and fiction at Cal State-Hayward (now known as Cal State East Bay), Bay Area native McNevin started his […]

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Science night at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 5

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On Thursday, November 5, the Menlo Park Library will host a Science Night for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children, with guests from the Chabot Space & Science Center and the Marine Science Institute. The Chabot Space & Science Center will present its “Chabot to Go” program, featuring tabletop activities and demos, and the Cosmic Ray Planetary Theater, […]

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Library book sale set for Sept. 19th and 20th

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, September 20th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for Fall! The sale will be located in the […]

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