Books

The Las Lomitas School district is asking the wider community for donations of gently used and new books, art & activity kits, games and educational media for La Entrada’s annual Used Book Fair. Proceeds will support La Entrada PTA-funded community programs. Donation wagons are available at Las Lomitas and La Entrada schools through October.

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Retired SLAC physicist Gregory Loew writes a book about The Human Condition

We arrived at Gregory Loew’s home in Atherton to talk about his new book, The Human Condition: Reality, Science and History, but our conversation was initially derailed by the news that Steph Curry had purchased a home a couple of houses away for $31 million. “It’s crazy because I paid $67,000,” Gregory chuckled, admitting that was a […]

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Hillview Middle School sixth grader writes and illustrates a children’s book

Eleven-year-old Charlotte Anthony wrote and illustrated a new children’s book, Loud. She is donating a portion of the proceeds to DonorsChoose.org to help teachers buy school supplies for their classrooms. Charlotte is a 6th grader at Hillview Middle School and a recent graduate of Oak Knoll Elementary. In the book, the character Calliope is constantly chattering […]

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Kepler’s Literary Foundation offers 300 free student tickets to Global Climate Change conversation featuring author Naomi Klein

In solidarity with next week’s Global Climate Strike events, Kepler’s Literary Foundation is offering students 300 free tickets to its September 27 event featuring Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Klein will discuss her new book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal at the San Mateo Performing […]

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Sept. 14 and 15

The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This two-day sale will run Saturday, Sept. 14 from […]

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Author Alex Schafran discusses his book “The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics” on Sept. 10

Meet author Alex Schafran and discuss his book, The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. From the publisher’s description of The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics: “How could Northern California, the wealthiest […]

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Debra Meyerson chronicles how she discovered her new self following a stroke

As an academic, Stanford professor Debra Meyerson spent a career creating and sharing knowledge. Now following a severe stroke in 2010, she’s not only continuing to share knowledge but the book she co-authored with her son, Danny Zuckerman, Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke, also served as part of her therapy, particularly from an emotional standpoint. […]

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Kids invited to listen to books read by Menlo Park police officers on Aug. 30

Children and families are invited to meet their neighborhood police officers, eat pizza and bond over books on Friday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 7:45 pm outside Burgess pool in Burgess Park • Listen to books read by police officers • Receive a free children’s book • Meet officers and get their autographs • Pizza […]

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“Book-ish” Trivia Night comes to Menlo Park Library on Aug. 29

On Thursday, August 29, the Menlo Park Library is hosting a special, after-hours event just for adults 21 and over from 6:30 to 8:00 pm To celebrate the end of our Adult Summer Learning Challenge, we’re holding a “Book-ish” Trivia Night! Join us for: – Light refreshments and (adult) beverages – Trivia game and prizes – Adult […]

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Spotted: Summer reading on comfy carved tree in Fremont Park

Long-time InMenlo contributor Jym Clendenin snapped this photo of a woman reading a book on one of Big John Mahoney‘s carved trees in Fremont Park.

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“A Biscuit For Chocolate” is first children’s book from Nancy Tomkins

Menlo Park resident Nancy Tomkins (pictured left) has been in the “content business” for years, working mainly for technology companies. A poetry class at Stanford inspired her to write her first children’s book, A Biscuit for Chocolate. “I have wanted to write a children’s book for a long time,” said Nancy. “Biscuit is told in […]

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