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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 “Mr. & Mrs. Chocolate” because of their use of the sweet to explain the wonders of chemistry to non-scientists,. For nearly 20 years, the couple has toured the United States sharing their signature presentation.

Venues for their entertaining and informative talk have included museums, science clubs, schools, churches, and even cruise ships. They were the joint recipients of the highly prestigious 2016 American Chemical Society Helen M. Free Award for outstanding public outreach.

The evening includes chocolate samples. No reservation needed. The program was made possible by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Photo of Howard and Sally Peters by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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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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Kids invited to make homemade gift tags at Menlo Park Library on December 17

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On Dec. 17, from 10:15 am to noon, Betsy and Susie from Create Cafe will show us how to create a variety of tags and cards using special paper, stickers, ribbons and more We’ll have a unique craft to decorate your house, too. All materials will be provided, but some may be limited in quantity. […]

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