Entertainment

Nathaniel’s high-energy magical show is full of audience interaction! Kids of all ages are left with a big smile on their face. The free virtual event takes place on Wednesday, July 15, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Register online.

Magical Nathaniel is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Applied Math and a minor in Theater, and is a past president of Oakland Magic Circle, the oldest independent magic club west of the Mississippi. His fascination with magic began at the age of 3, and he performed his first full audience show in the third grade. He performed for thousands of patrons during regular shows at El Cerrito’s Playland-Not-At-The-Beach, and now brings his magic to audiences throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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The Corny Crow Show is next puppet show on July 12

This week, the Menlo Park Library welcome Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his buddy Corny Crow to our Puppetry Festival stage for the first time. The virtual event takes place on Sunday, July 12, 2:00 to 2:40 pm. Register online. Laughter is guaranteed, as ventriloquist Steve Chaney introduces various forms of puppetry (marionettes, sock puppets, hand […]

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Magic Science Show on July 7

Join the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, July 7, from 2:00 to 2:45 pm for an amazing magic show that has a lot to teach us about science! Register online. When you understand the science behind how the world works, you can manipulate it in wondrous ways! Presenter Stephen Treder shares chemistry and physics demonstrations […]

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Freddy Clarke (from Menlo Park!) at Woodside’s First Friday on July 3 (virtually, natch)

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Summer Puppetry Festival: The King’s Problem on June 28

This summer, the Menlo Park Library celebrates puppetry in its many forms, by hosting a series of puppet shows by a variety of performers from throughout the Bay Area and beyond! Register for this virtual event online. On Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 pm, the illustrious Puppet Company presents a show full of stories based […]

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Live Music with Evie Ladin and Keith Terry on June 27

The internationally-lauded duo throws down original folk songs, deep interpretations of old songs, and the kinetic thrill of percussive dance on Saturday, June 27 from 1:00 to 2:00. Register for the virtual event online. “Ladin sings and plays infectious claw-hammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to […]

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Menlo Park Library summer puppetry festival kicks off on June 14

This summer, the Menlo Park Library celebrates puppetry in its many forms, by hosting a series of puppet shows by a variety of performers from throughout the Bay Area and beyond! It kicks off on Sunday, June 14, from 2:00 to 2:45 pm, with a special guest from Southern California, ventriloquist Marc Griffiths featuring puppets, pirates, […]

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Watch iSing, a Silicon Valley girls choir perform – plus auditions are coming

A number of Menlo Park girls participate in iSing Silicon Valley, a world-class choir of over 300 girls in grades 1–12. The iSing mission is to provide young women with an exemplary choral music education that will foster artistry, leadership, and community in a creative and supportive environment led by internationally acclaimed teachers. iSing has […]

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Leonard Cohen, Annie, Memorial Day & Magic: Join us for the 9th Stanford [email protected] Concert on May 21

Thursday, May 21; 5:30 to 6:30pm (PDT). Join online. Sponsored with support from a Stanford COVID-19 Creative Community Response Grant, (OVPA).

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Gaby Castro performs virtually on May 19

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! The Menlo Park Library is hosting Gaby Castro on May 19 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm who will discussher struggles with mental illness and how music and songwriting have helped. Her goal is to connect with audience members who feel they are alone in their struggles with mental health issues, […]

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The annual Hillview Talent Show goes virtual on May 15

Hillview Middle School’s beloved end-of-year extravaganza, the Talent Show, will be a special YouTube LiveStream spectacular for the whole community. Catch your favorite 8th graders and Hillview staff – along with surprise celebrity guests – in this year’s event, celebrating hidden talents and sending off the 8th graders with love and support. There are so many important milestone […]

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