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Menlo Park Library Comic Con® is back! Immerse yourself in a day of comic, sci-fi and gamer-related fandom fun for adults and children alike on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The free-admission event will feature cosplay, live music, artists, vendors, special guests, a photo booth, hands-on activities, games, film screenings, an escape room and more!

Scheduled participants include:
-Walt Disney Family Museum
-Charles M. Schulz Museum
-Elephant and Piggie
-The 501st Legion
-The Dark Empire
-San Mateo County Office of Diversity and Equity
-Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild
-Cosplay with Pride
-Illusive Comics & Games
-Cheeky Monkey Toys

Artists:
-Debbie Huey (“Bumperboy”)
-Nan Hockin
-Fernando Rodriguez and Luis Rodriguez (“Aztec of the City”)
-Ana Aranda (“The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra,” “Our Celebración!”
-Breena Nuñez
-Manuel Martinez
-Joe Thompson & Christopher Adams/Fracture Comics

Panels:
10:30 a.m.: Office of Diversity & Equity comic project: “Where There is Life There is Hope: BeTheOneSMC”
11:30 a.m.: Cosplay 101 with HCC Cosplay
12:30 p.m.: Quick Draw
1:30 p.m.: Learn How to Draw Kawaii Doodles with Nan Hockin
2:30 p.m.: Harry Potter “Pub Trivia”

Live Music:
11 a.m. to Noon: Margaret and Kristoph: Songs of Tolkien
2-3 p.m.: Cartoon Violence with Doctor Octave and Professor Robot

Film Screenings:
10:15 a.m.: Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes
11:15 a.m.: Hulk (Directed by Ang Lee)
1:40 p.m. The Animated Century

This event is funded in part by financial support from the Menlo Park Friends of the Library.

Comic-Con is a registered trademark of San Diego Comic Convention. Used with permission.

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Zun Zun brings Music of the Americas to Belle Haven library on June 19

During their performance of Music of the Americas (Musica de las Americas), Stephen & Gwynne of Zun Zun will present music from many regions of the Americas on more than 30 instruments, celebrating the environments and cultures of North, Central, and South America. Come to the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park library (413 […]

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Menlo Park Fire Protection District welcomes 14 new firefighters

Fourteen new Firefighters recently “graduated,” completing their 12-month probation or their 12-week Fire Academy. Some are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) while others are Paramedics. While hundreds apply to be firefighters, only a small number meet the entry level criteria and are allowed to take the written exams. Not everyone passes, or scores high enough, to […]

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Storyteller Diane Ferlatte appears at Menlo Park Library on June 19

On June 19, 1865 — years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation — word finally reached Texas that African-American enslavement was now against the law. In a program for adults, teens, and mature tweens, Diane Ferlatte will share captivating, moving tales to mark that day at the Menlo Park Library on June 19 from […]

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Creepy Critters come to Menlo Park Library on June 18

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City of Menlo Park seeks your feedback on Safe Routes to School strategy, walk and roll maps

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is a citywide program that encourages and enables children to walk, bike or bus to school by making school travel safer, easier and more fun. At the March 24, 2019, spring party, participants had the opportunity to see the SRTS Strategy Guide and the newly-developed Walk and Roll […]

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Find a Little Free Library in your neighborhood

The Menlo Park Library Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of the Menlo Park Little Free Library Incentive Program. The program provided 23 “little free library” boxes to Menlo Park residents. In exchange, participating property owners pledged to keep the Library on their property, curate its book collection, and keep their Library in good condition. Find […]

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Summer Puppetry Festival: Fantasy on Strings set for June 16

Experience some amazing cabaret-style puppetry at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Sunday, June 16, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.’ Go on a magical excursion with The Puppet Company, and meet a host of three-foot tall, fully-articulated marionettes! You’ll meet characters including: – A mama & baby dragon […]

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Menlo Park women injured near Nealon Park by man driving stolen vehicle

Late Friday night (June 7), Menlo Park Police Officers responded to Nealon Park on the report of a verbal altercation between a neighbor and the occupant of a parked vehicle. Just prior to police arrival, the occupant of the parked vehicle started to drive away and intentionally drove his vehicle in the direction of a […]

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New art camp at Ladera Recreation this summer

Robin Harper is leading a mixed media art camp at the Ladera Recreation District this summer. Dates are June 17 – July 10, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm. “We will be experimenting with fun and new materials and techniques like making your own scratch paper, dyed paper, blow cool trees using straws, make a sparkling […]

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Woodside First Friday on June 7 features the Cooperative Effect

Please join us Friday, June 7, at Woodside’s Independence Hall for another terrific First Friday Event! We will be presenting Carl Grantham & Bundy Browne, as the Cooperative Effect. With their combined 100+ years of playing music, Carl Grantham (violin, guitar, vocals) & Bundy Browne (guitar, mandolin, vocals) perform live music for revisiting the best […]

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