Not Just for Kids summer reading program for adults offered at Menlo Park Library

by Contributed Content on June 8, 2014

From June 9 to August 9, the Menlo Park Library will be offering an Adult Summer Reading Program, featuring free events and incentives just for “the over-18 set.”

Adults will be able to sign up at the library or online to receive a Summer Reading Bingo card. Bingo squares may be completed by reading books in certain genres, attending library events, or exploring services on the library website such as Discover & Go, which allows library cardholders to print out free museum passes from home.

Once completing a bingo, players will win a cup of coffee donated by Café Zoe, as well as a free book. They may then enter grand prize drawing for a host of local prize certificates donated by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, including dinner AND a movie, grocery shopping, book store visits and more.

On Saturday, July 12 at 11a.m., the library will host a performance of the Prairie Rose Band, to take place at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. The band boasts a wide-ranging repertoire of “the old west and the west that never was.”

Another event especially for adults will be a cooking course on Saturday, July 19 at 11a.m., in the library’s downstairs program room. Peruvian-born chef Nora Landa Frazier will show attendees how to make causa, a versatile cold potato dish famous in her country of origin.

A trio of local poets will share their art and their inspiration with audiences on Saturday, August 2 at 11:00 am at the City Council Chambers. The guests will include San Mateo County Poet Laureate Caroline Goodwin and East Palo Alto Poet Laureate Kalamu Chache.

The Menlo Park Library’s Adult Summer Reading program runs from June 9—August 9. To check out materials and use many of the web features, a free library card is necessary. Registration in the program is not necessary to attend the special events. The events and prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Separate summer reading incentive programs are being offered for children and teens, with events involving animal programs, puppetry, and interactive music sessions. The Menlo Park Library is located at 800 Alma Street, inside Burgess Park. For more event information, visit the library or

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