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The Facebook campus will be open to visitors on Saturday, Aug. 17, form 1:00 to 6:00 pm for a Festival with the theme Island Vibes. Get details about the bands playing and other attractions online.

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Dorktales presents Little Red at Atherton Library on Aug. 10

Dorktales will be at the Atherton Library (2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane) to present Little Red on Aug. 10 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Think fractured fairytales meets Big Bang Theory! Dorktales is a family-fun, story time series of goofier versions of favorite classics adored by generations. Suitable for all ages, they’re fast-paced, interactive, full of […]

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Tinker Coin Productions brings “The Garden Show” to Belle Haven branch of library on Aug 11

This summer, the Belle Haven Branch Library (413 Ivy Dr.) 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! The library welcomes the puppeteers of Tinker’s Coin Productions for the very first time on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2:00 […]

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Xtreme Science Magic comes to Belle Haven branch of the library on Aug. 7

Science is magical! Get hooked on science during Don O’Brien’s fast-paced, interactive family show full of experiments, demonstrations, and plenty of fun audience participation to amaze children & adults alike! The event takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the Menlo Park Library. Don O’Brien was a […]

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Uncle Jer’s Bees at Atherton Library on July 27

Come learn about the amazing society of honey bees, demonstrated by Ms. Ellen and Uncle Jer through storytelling and puppetry at the Atherton Library (2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane) on Saturday, July 27, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Learn how bee dance, taste honey and see live bees in a safe observation hive! Best for families […]

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Call it a wrap — Menlo Summerfest 2019

Two days of arts, music, food and fun — aka Menlo Summerfest 2019 — made for an animated downtown this past Saturday and Sunday. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action with a focus on the young and young-at-heart. Wondering what’s going on with the man with the strange hat? That’s Greg […]

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Teen are invited to create henna designs on July 23 at Menlo Park Library

Bay Area multicultural folk art and henna artist, Rachel Anne Palacios will be presenting the traditions of henna art and teens will receive one henna design from the artist. All supplies will be provided for teens to create their own henna design. Grades 5-12 are welcome. The event takes place on Tuesday, July 23, from 4:00 […]

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Drumming Magic for the whole family comes to the library on July 16

Come to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, July 16, for an  event for all ages from 2:00 to 2:45 pm. Music teacher, facilitator and performer Mika Scott brings us together in a fun drumming circle. The skills learned aren’t just musical: they’re also mathematical, cooperative, intercultural, structural, and emotional — just for starters! Mika […]

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Laderans get creative for the annual 4th of July themed bake-off

Long-time InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton captured some of the fun at the annual 4th of July bake off at the Ladera Recreation District yesterday. Among the winners was   Zoe Gostyla (right) and EB Hoffman’s BBQ baked goods (below). Entries are judged in a variety of age and family categories along with special prizes for […]

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Watch Tommy’s Pirate Adventure on Belle Haven branch of library on July 14

Puppet Art Theater brings some high-seas fun to Menlo Park Library’s  Summer Puppetry Festival. Tommy and his dog Fifi are enjoying living on Alligator Island, at least until the pirates show up. Mixed-up treasure leads to confusion and fun, as Tommy ends up playing pirates for real! Enjoy: – Live, interactive puppetry – Laughs for […]

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Menlo Park kids and parents takes to the street to celebrate the 4th of July

A couple hundred kids and their parents paraded down Santa Cruz Avenue just before noon today — most on a wheeled vehicle of some kind — on their way to more 4th of July festivities at Burgess Park. Here’s what captured our attention. Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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