What better way to start the 4th of July celebrations than to make a unique wreath for your door? The event takes place on Thursday, July 2, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. Register online.

For this simple craft project, you will need a metal hanger, and other items you can find around your home such as old t-shirts, or fabric, ribbons, and anything you like to use as an embellishment in red, white and blue theme, such as yarn and buttons.

You’ll also need a needle, thread, and scissors.

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Learn how to make paint from fruits and spices on June 8

Express your creativity! We’ll show you how to make art at home, without having to spend a ton on supplies. The webinar takes place on Monday, June 8, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Register online. You can use fruit and spices for making your own paint or printing ink. Play with simple repetition and pattern […]

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Arts and crafts with Mayra on May 21

Fun, easy arts and crafts project with Mayra from the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, May 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Good for kids, seniors and all who enjoy art. Participants will just need a few household craft items to follow along and create this project: -Different color paint […]

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It’s Valentine craft week at Menlo Park Library

This week children with their adults are invited to drop in and create valentine art! Check schedule for times.

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Make Halloween crafts at the Atherton Library on Oct. 26

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 […]

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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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