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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 twist!

Activities
– Crafting flower power headbands
– Printing DayGlo posters
– Stringing love beads
– Balloon twisting and face painting
– Water balloon games
– Giant bubbles

Bring a picnic or buy your lunch from one of the food trucks. Be sure to wear your tie-dye–and some flowers in your hair!

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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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Friend of Menlo Park Library book sale set for June 24 and 25

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale is on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sunday, June 25th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available, so come early and stock up for the summer! We have lots of books to sell. […]

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Spotted: Camp Fremont exhibit at Menlo Park Library

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Emails Menlo Park Historical Association board member Jim Lewis: “Long before Menlo Park became a city, the United States Government created Camp Fremont, increasing the area’s population from about 3,000 persons to over 40,000. Some of what was built then still exists today, per records from the Menlo Park Historical Association. You can learn more […]

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Variety of free events at Menlo Park Library in May

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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, […]

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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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