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Juan L. Sánchez: Spanish Poetry in Song – May 6
Musician Juan L. Sánchez (pictured above) will recite and sing poetry by famed 20th Centry Spanish poets. The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street.

Movie Night: Lucky – May 9
Lucky, the South African drama about an orphaned 10-year-old who leaves the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city, will screen at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9, in the main library at 800 Alma Street. The movie is in Zulu, Hindi, and English, with English subtitles.

Menlo Park Library Comic Con – May 13
Comic Con, featuring live music, artists, vendors, film screenings, a family game zone, a free photo booth, and much more, including visits from Star Wars characters, will take place from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 13, at the main library at 800 Alma Street.

Movie Night: Welcome – May 23
Welcome, the award-winning French drama about a young Kurdish refugee who plans to swim across the English Channel to be with his girlfriend, will screen at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, in the main library at 800 Alma Street. The movie is in French, Turkish, and English, with English subtitles.

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Mr. & Mrs. Chocolate coming to Menlo Park Library to discuss the “food of the Gods”

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“Mr. & Mrs. Chocolate,” chemists Howard and  Sally Peters, are coming to the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm, for a talk for teens and adults titled, “Chocolate: The Food of the Gods,” discussing the science, history, composition and health effects of chocolate. Chemists Howard and Sally Peters are known as […]

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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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Preview latest Asian Art Museum exhibit on March 28

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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, […]

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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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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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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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Guitarist Carlos Pavan brings Argentinian sounds to Menlo Park on Dec. 28

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On December 28 at 7:00 pm, the Menlo Park Library will host a guitar recital by Carlos Pavan, featuring music from Argentina as well as the musician’s own original compositions. Argentine-born Pavan is a composer/guitarist who performs an original blend of tango/folk, classical technique and jazz harmonies. Living in New York since 2000, he has […]

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