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The Bay Area Discover Museum Try-It Truck, fun on wheels for students in Grades K-5, comes to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

This engineering lab-on-wheels introduces children to the engineering design process and high- and low-tech tools while encouraging them to take risks and try new ideas.

This event is made possible thanks to generous support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Menlo-Atherton football will play at Levi’s® Stadium on Sept. 6

Menlo-Atherton High School’s football team will take part in the Levi’s® Stadium High School Football Series presented by U.S. Bank on Friday, Sept. 6. The sixth annual installment features a double-header with San Benito (CA) vs. Wilcox (CA) at 5:00 p.m. followed by Menlo-Atherton (CA) vs. Serra (San Mateo) at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets in […]

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Successful transitions from college to career is topic of Aug. 20 talk

Learn tips for an easier transition from college to career in a talk sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Peninsula Club on Tuesday, August 20, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park). Tricia Dolkas, a Stanford alumna in Human Biology and Engineering-Economic Systems and founder of KickStart Career, and Valori Stitt, […]

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Learn about Indian food from the Fiji Islands on Aug. 17

Learn about the fresh, delicious flavors of Fiji’s Indian food – and even better, have a taste at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.)  of the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Chef Saras Rao will talk about the delicious Indian-influenced cuisine of Fiji, and will demonstrate how […]

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Urgent need for blood donations at Stanford Blood Center

Local residents are being asked to donate all blood types at Stanford Blood Center (SBC) to meet the immediate and ongoing going needs of local hospitals. “Because of a drop in donations over the summer and higher than normal blood usage, we have a critically low inventory of blood products and need to replenish the […]

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Chinese lion dance coming to Belle Haven library branch on Aug. 14

The traditional Chinese lion dance is coming to the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The lion dance is an important part of most Chinese martial arts schools. A team from Buk Sing Academy in Fremont will talk about the art, […]

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Knife wielding Safeway shoplifter arrested by Menlo Park police

On August 11, 2019, at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Menlo Park Police Department dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shoplifting in progress at the Safeway located at 525 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. It was reported that during the commission of the theft, store employees confronted the suspect who then threatened them […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller joins calls for Senate action on gun safety legislation

Today, Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller joined fellow mayors from across the country in calling for immediate action on common sense gun safety measures. This past week, 249 U.S. mayors, including 43 from California, signed a letter from the United States Conference of Mayors urging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles […]

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John French and Center Court are winners at Menlo Charity Horse Show

John French riding Center Court led the victory gallop in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman at the Menlo Charity Horse Show on Thursday, Aug. 8. This year’s Grass Hunter Field transformation included a beautiful burgundy, gold and black trimmed carriage as centerpiece. The hunt country inspired fences were […]

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“Winning the Vote: the Fight Continues” is topic at Menlo Park Library on Aug. 14

In honor of the 99th anniversary of women’s suffrage, listen to a talk about the “mighty political experiment” of granting women the right to vote on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Downstairs Program Room of the Menlo Park Library. In 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. […]

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“Boys ’n’ Guns: Masculinity in a Culture of Violence” is topic on Aug. 10

In a time where gun violence is used as conflict resolution, it’s not just about gun control; it’s also about masculinity control. Siavash Zohoori (pictured) will address gun violence and masculinity in a Menlo Park Library talk at City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.) at 11:00 am on Saturday, Aug. 10. Siavash was a near victim […]

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