Crafts

Come to the Atherton library (2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane) on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm to make felt accessories to wear for Halloween such as masks, wrist-bands, and more. This is a no-sew craft & all supplies will be provided. Rock out to the group 123 Andres! after this fun activity and enter our raffle to win a tricycle or scooter.

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Kids make the most of inaugural We Art the Willows

The inaugural We Art the Willows event, taking place at the corner of Menalto and Gilbert in Menlo Park’s Willow neighborhood today, promised “fun activities for the kids,” and the verdict of some youthful attendees was thumbs up! One group of young people was selling used books to raise funds for future events. The art […]

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Yarn trees are festively decorating outdoor spaces at Trinity Church

Need a cheer up? Stop by Trinity Church (Ravenswood and Laurel) where you’ll currently find festively decorated yarn trees. The work was down by the church’s Prayer Shawl ministry as a gift to celebrate the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett’s tenth year as rector. Fiona Walker emailed some background about the trees: “In the spring, Laurel School […]

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Bladesmith Sam Farnworth is contestant on Forged in Fire this Wednesday

Sam Farnworth is appearing as a contestant on Forged in Fire, airing Wednesday, July 17, on the History Channel at 6:00 pm (PDT). The show features world-class bladesmiths competing against each other. Sam, who was home schooled in Menlo Park and now lives in the Pacific Northwest, took a  class when he was 13 years old […]

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Create a light for your summer garden at the Menlo Park Library on July 2

Sign up to create your own beautiful garden light using a repurposed jar, some paint, and a creative boost from art facilitator Christie Inocencio! Extra “green” credit if you bring your own jar. Advance registration is required for this adults only event which will take place on Tuesday, July 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. […]

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Valentine’s workshops at both branches of Menlo Park Library on Feb. 9

String a heart garland, build a 3-D heart box, and sew a “secret Valentine wish” envelope on Feb. 9 from 10:30 am to Noon, For ages 5+ with their adults at the main branch of the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) Registration available online. The Belle Haven Branch (413 Ivy Dr.) will host a […]

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Torah stitch by stitch: Re-creating the Bible’s first five books through cross stitching

A Facebook post by Menlo Park resident Amy Bayersdorfer got our attention. It was a photo of cross stitch panel that we learned was part of world-wide movement called Torah Stitch by Stitch. Started by well known fibre artist Temma Gentles, more than 1400 stitchers of all faiths in 27 countries are cross stitching the […]

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Family Holiday Tree and Gift Tag Workshop on Dec. 8

Bring the family to create and decorate a mini 3-D paper tree, and to design unique gift tags and cards! All craft materials provided. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10:30 am to noon. Registration required. For ages 4 and up; adults are invited to participate, but must be accompanied by a […]

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Create tabletop art from re-purposed books at the Menlo Park Library on Nov. 16

Build and decorate your own tabletop art on Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm by repurposing a retired book to create a tablescape, using paint and other materials as well. Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide all the materials you need to let your imagination soar. This adult program is free, but space is […]

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Mandala Art Workshop is event at Vallombrosa Center on Oct. 20

There will be Mandala Art Workshop at the Vallombrosa Center (250 Oak Grove Avenue) in Menlo Park on October 20 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is $40 and includes lunch. A mandala is a symmetrical design composed of circles and squares. Mandalas have been made throughout history by all cultures, and can be thought […]

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Cool Crafts for Kids K-5! Book bags on July 3

Create a unique tote bag for your library books on July 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30  at the Menlo Park Library, which will provide the bags, fabric markers and plenty of great craft materials. Drop-in, while materials last. Last entry at 3:00 p.m. For rising grades K-5 only -thanks for your cooperation. Children under 10 […]

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