Events

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 puppets, and people puppets) and their uses in a comical presentation that includes juggling with Corny, a magic trick or two, and even instructions on how to make your own puppet.

 

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Talking to Your Kids About Race: A (Virtual) Conversation takes place July 15

The Parent Education Summer Series presents “Talking to Your Kids About Race: A (Virtual) Conversation” on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Noon – 1:00 pm. Register online. How should parents talk to their children and teens about race? We bring together a distinguished panel to address this question, and to offer insights into an often difficult, fraught […]

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Try laughter yoga on July 9

Enjoy an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises, followed by guided meditation on Thursday, July 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Register online. No special clothing, shoes or equipment needed. Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on the belief that […]

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Your Career During COVID: Finding a Job in Uncertain Times is webinar topic on July 8

Take part in a free, live session of career advice with Dylan Houle, a Certified Career Advisor and Director of Career Services at Menlo College on Wednesday, July 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Register online. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the job market is changing dramatically . If your career plans were disrupted […]

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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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Get a virtual tour of the Valley Relics Museum on July 6

Get a guided tour of a one-of-a kind pop culture museum featuring neon signs, classic cars, advertising art, film sets, playable retro arcade and much more on Monday, July 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Register online. Inside an airplane hangar in Los Angeles County, the Valley Relics Museum boasts avast collection of historical artifacts […]

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Learn to cook authentic Thai food on July 2

Professional cook Natty Netsuwan will share her passion for the authentic food of her place of birth, as she shows us how to make Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut milk (boa loy) and a Cucumber Salad (yum tang gua). The event takes place on Thursday, July 2, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Register online. Natty […]

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Make a 4th of July wreath for your door on July 2

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 […]

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Learn about growing flowers to brighten your garden on July 1

What flowers will look best in your garden – and be easiest for you to maintain? We’ll share tips on growing flowers to bring color into your garden on Wednesday, July 1 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The focus will be those that are easy to start from seed. Register online. Menlo Park Library’s Garden […]

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Hear Camilla Griffiths speak on racial justice on July 1

Menlo School student Vikram Seshadri emails: “My classmates and I have organized an online speaker event with Camilla Griffiths, a Stanford PhD researcher, about racial justice in education on July 1 at 3:00 pm.” Sign up to attend online.

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