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The Silk Road: Ancient Globalization it the title of a talk given by docents from the Asian Art Museum at the Menlo Park Library on September 19.

Technologies, commodities, and religions were spread, and cultures were transformed, on the Silk Road.

The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and will take place at 6:30 pm at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street.

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The film Frida will be screened at Menlo Park library on Sept. 12

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The Menlo Park Library will present a screening of Frida, the award-winning biopic drama about painter Frida Kahlo, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. The film is rated “R.” The event is free, and will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12, in the main library at 800 Alma Street.

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Free folk/Indie pop concert hosted by Menlo Park Library on Sept. 2

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The Menlo Park Library will host a free concert at the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel Street) on September 2, at 11:00 am, featuring local musician Karla Kane (pictured) and Nottingham, England-based duo Fun of the Pier. Karla Kane is a Redwood City singer, writer, and ukulele player, best known as the leader of indie-pop […]

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Learn about Filipino cooking, vegan style, at Menlo Park Library on August 26

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Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul? Chef RG Enriquez says yes! Enriquez, a self-styled “passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes,” will take us along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on the classic Filipino soup called Nilaga at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, August 26 from […]

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Wildlife Associates brings critters to the Menlo Park Library on Aug. 15

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Join us outside the library on August 15 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, as docents from Wildlife Associates introduce us to some of the beautiful and fascinating wildlife living in the fields and forests surrounding our city. Animal ambassadors may include: Gray Fox Great Horned Owl Opossum Red-Tailed Hawk This program, made possible thanks to generous funding […]

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Meet Juana Briones in Menlo Park on August 12

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A businesswoman. A rancher. A landowner. A humanitarian. A woman of transcendent vision and independence. Juana Briones was an extraordinary woman who was a leader in her own right and a role model for generations to come. In a dramatic and historically-accurate monologue and dialogue with the audience, Olga Loya uses her spellbinding storytelling skills […]

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Learn about the hidden figures of computing — women — on August 2

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Women have been part of computing since the earliest electronic computers were built in the 1940s.On August 2 at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) hear how women in computing have: Been responsible for the first compiler Built code that saved the Apollo 11 Developed a design for large-scale integrated circuits […]

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Summer of Love Family Festival set for July 22 at Menlo Park Library

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Summer of Love at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Entertainment 11:30 am: MaryLee Sunseri will lead a folk song sing-along for the whole family 1:30 pm: The Puppet Company presents “Puff the Magic Dragon”: a family favorite with a modern […]

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Eclipse related events at Menlo Park Library kick off this week

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The Bay Area is outside the path of totality — where the moon will completely cover the sun — but there’s still plenty to enjoy! Come to the Menlo Park Library for a series of special eclipse-related events […]

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Middle Eastern Percussion with Mary Ellen Donald on July 15

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On July 15, enjoy a free concert with musician Mary Ellen Donald, a nationally-acclaimed performer, instructor, and author in Middle Eastern percussion. Ms. Donald notes that while she happens to be blind, she hopes you will find it clear that her disability has not been disabling. The event is presented by the Menlo Park Library, […]

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Peanuts Naturally Festival coming to Menlo Park Library on June 27

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On June 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Peanuts Naturally Festival will turn the grounds of the Menlo Park Library into a hands-on art and science museum! Highlights include: – Fun, interactive, nature-related exhibits – Exploring animal & plant adaptations – Learning about recycling paper – Pretending to excavate dinosaur bones – […]

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