Books

Bring a book and join the Menlo Park Library for a night of reading quietly in the company of others at one of three locations.

Whether you want a kid-free, 21 and over night, (The Refuge – 1143 Crane St.), a fun family hangout (Cafe Borrone), or a teen escape from the parents (Main Library), there’s a spot for you!

Take home a Menlo Park Library Summer Learning Challenge commemorative coaster.

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How 100 year plus of Sunset magazines and books was saved from the dumpster

For long-time Menlo Park residents who remember the years that Sunset Publishing was very much part of our community, we recommend an interesting article in this month’s Stanford magazine about how staff members managed to save the archive of magazines and books following the sale of the buildings on Willow Road. Author Michael Shapiro sets […]

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Ari Rosenschein returns to boyhood haunt, Kepler’s, to take part in “Story is the Thing”

What better way to kick off the summer than listening to a group of emerging voices and established writers at Kepler’s? The bookstore’s quarterly Story is the Thing event will take place on Thursday, June 20, and feature among the authors, Ari Rosenschein, who grew up reading paperbacks sprawled on the bookstore’s floor. “That was when […]

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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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Menlo Park Library’s Summer Learning Challenge kicks off in June

The annual Summer Learning Challenge kicks off with events for both children and adults at the Menlo Park Library. The children’s Summer Learning Challenge Kickoff is Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Participants will collect a free book, incentive prize and enter the weekly raffle for fun outings. Other fun activities are also planned. […]

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Friend of the Library book sale on June 1st and 2nd

The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. This two-day sale will run Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sunday, June 2,  from Noon–2 p.m. On Sunday, you will be able to fill a bag with books for […]

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Guy Kawasaki pens Wise Guy to share the wisdom he’s learned over the years

What’s more improbable: Growing up on Oahu and never surfing or taking the sport up for the first time when you’re 62? Well-known Silicon Valley marketeer  Guy Kawasaki lays claim to both. Then there’s the fact that the respected author of  15 books got a C+ in ninth grade English (although he did progress enough […]

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Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale on March 2 & 3

The Friends of the Library book sale is back and March 2 and 3. Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. Choose from a variety of subjects, fiction and non-fiction. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 […]

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Menlo Park-based author Barry Eisler appears at Kepler’s on Feb. 7

Menlo Park-based author Barry Eisler is launching his latest book, The Killer Collective, at Kepler’s Books on Feb. 7 at 7:30 pm. You can RSVP for this free event here. Eisler served three years with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He worked as a technology lawyer. He has been at various times a startup executive […]

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Henry Winkler delights Sacred Heart School lower school kids with wit, wisdom – and stories

Henry Winkler visited with Kindergarten through third grade students at Sacred Heart School today, but it was as an author of children’s books, not as an actor. He was there along with co-author Lin Oliver to tell his story, that of being a dyslexic kid growing up in New York public schools, similar to the […]

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Kepler’s Angela Mann receives James Patterson 2018 Holiday Bookstore Bonus

Angela Mann of Kepler’s was one of the just over 300 bookstore employees to receive a James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus in 2018 out of 1,000 nominees. Best-selling author Patterson personally selected winners from bookstores all across the country. Customers, booksellers, publishing industry colleagues, and others were invited to nominate a bookseller by answering the […]

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