Educator Shawn Carrera from the Walt Disney Family Museum will talk about the films Walt Disney produced for the government during World War II on Monday, April 8, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library.

Emphasis will be placed on Disney shorts and films made for the war effort, the occupation of the Disney Studio by the military, and Walt Disney’s goodwill tour in South America.

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that features contemporary, interactive galleries with state-of-the-art exhibits narrated in Walt Disney’s own voice alongside early drawings, cartoons, films, music, a model of Disneyland, and more. WDFM serves Bay Area communities through a wide range of education and outreach programming.

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Remastered 1964 films by Menlo Park filmmaker show origins of SLAC

A pair of 1964 films detailing the construction of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, later renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, were recently remastered and are now available for viewing on YouTube thanks to a partnership between the films’ producer, J. Douglas Allen (pictured), and the SLAC Archives, History & Records Office. The films provide a fascinating […]

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Watch movie, then discuss it with its director at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 26

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes and then discuss it with director Harleen Singh at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 t0 8:30 pm. With a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animated comics, Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes brings together three talented artist — a Sikh, a woman, and […]

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Today kicks off “January is for the birds” in Menlo Park

Anyone who’s ever thought to themselves that the month of January is for the birds is right; at least that’s the case at the Menlo Park Library. Over the course of the month, the library will be offering an avian-themed slate of films, science talks, crafts and special guest appearances. Judy Irving and Mark Bittner, […]

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First Friday on Jan. 4 looks at Market St. before and after the 1906 earthquake

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“Women Like Us” screens at Guild Theatre on Sept. 20

A group of local women is sponsoring a screening of the film Women Like Us at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on September 20th at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online. Screenings of this documentary are happening all over – calling for women everywhere to join together and use their innate skills of compassion, […]

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Star Wars The Last Jedi is next Menlo movie on Sept. 7

Star Wars The Last Jedi will screen at Burgess Park at 8:00 p, on Sept. 7. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. MPAA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 152 minutes Genre: Action, […]

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