October 2012

Menlo Park Library presents Books, Movies, and Apps Galore: Downloading Media to your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch on Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street.

Kim Marie Smith, a South Bay resident who has worked in the public sector for 32 years, will focus on:

  • How to find high-quality apps that are inexpensive or free
  • How to build a library of digital and audio books, purchased, borrowed, and free
  • Highlights of digital book readers, including apps such as iBooks, Nook, and Kindle
  • Highlights of other media types available, including newspapers, magazines, and RSS feeds
  • Subscribing to audio and video podcasts and educational resources
  • How to watch movies and TV, whether purchased, rented, and free
  • Tips and tricks to get the most out of your device

The presentation, which will include demonstrations, handouts, and a Q & A session, is free and open to the public. The event is supported by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Free wheelchair accessible van service is available for Menlo Park area seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 for van reservations.

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With Zombieland, Al Stahler gives Menlo Park one final Halloween spectacular

For 13 years in a row Al Stahler has delighted Menlo Park and Atherton trick or treaters with the Halloween spectaculars he’s put on in the front yard of his Valparaiso Avenue home. This year’s Zombieland will be his last he says: “My daughter is graduating from M-A and once they’ve left the next they […]

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Laurel School students strut their Halloween stuff

Like other schools in Menlo Park and Atherton today, there was a Halloween parade at Laurel School. We like this mix of All American girl, zombie and SpiderMan. Photo by Laura Hamilton

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Encinal boys show off Eagle spirit on Halloween

Encinal parent Robin Buckley sent InMenlo this photo, saying “Encinal School spirit is alive and well! Some of the 5th grade jocks dressed as cheerleaders and rocked the House (and drop off line…)! Pictured L to R are Trent Yeh, Tyler Nelson, Finn Leschly, Sam Weseloh, Justin Sellers, Andrew Steere.”

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Spotted: Scary eyes stare out at trick-or-treaters in Menlo Park

It will be the brave trick or treater who knocks on the door of this West Menlo hoe, given the pair of scary eyes looking their way up the path.

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Portola Art Gallery newcomer Kristen Olson offers painting workshop

Artist Kristen Olsen is new to the area, moving here last March, but she’s brought her painting skills, honed over a 20 year period in Hawaii, with her. “I’m adjusting to a whole different world,” she says. “I believe that I was born to paint. I love what I do and am enjoying painting the […]

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Headlines say “Congrats, San Francisco Giants!”

InMenlo photographer – and San Francisco Giants fan – Scott R. Kline lined up a bunch of San Francisco Chronicle newspapers to perfectly show the Giants path to victory in the World Series.

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Spotted: Cafe Borrone on foggy Tuesday morning

Fun, foggy Tuesday morning at Cafe Borrone. Taken with iPhone 5, processed using Painteresque on iPhone.

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Trick or treating starts early on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus

Last Thursday (10/25) Menlo-Atherton High School hosted its annual Trick-or-Treat Street. The event was filled with fun games, costume contests, music, and trick-or-treating for local children. Every year, the M-A Leadership class organizes Trick-or-Treat Street. Young children and their parents from around the community can come to M-A on this special night and trick-or-treat in […]

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Halloween safety tips from the Menlo Park Police Department

On Halloween, local kids will take to the streets dressed in their costumes for an evening of trick or treating. The Menlo Park Police Department would like to provide some safety tips for parents of youngsters who will participate in the festivities. Make sure you accompany your children while trick or treating, or designate a […]

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Patti Lee-Hoffman and Gayle Haworth offer “readers” that women can wear in public

There comes a time in most women’s lives where a pair of arms just don’t extend long enough to read a newspaper/iPad. The inevitable can no longer be put off — it’s time for a pair of “readers”. That time came to local residents Patti Lee-Hoffman and Gayle Haworth, who’d first met years ago early in […]

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