Tap your toes to bluegrass, vintage country, fun novelty songs, and a whole lot more at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Saturday, June 29, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. The Goat Hill Girls are the harmonious blending of old and new friends, some of whom have played bluegrass music together for nearly 40 years: Sonia Shell on banjo; Lee Anne Welch on fiddle; Kim Elking on mandolin; Linda Maki on guitar; Lisa Burns on acoustic bass.

The group’s talented musicians have won many awards from the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Lisa Burns has won the Best Bass Player award for several years, Lee Anne Welch has twice been awarded Best Fiddle Player, and Kim Elking has been named Best Mandolin Player. Both Lee Anne and Kim have won the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

Photo courtesy of Goat Hills Girls

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Kids make the most of Fire Station 6 open house and Comic Con at the Menlo Park library

Between the open house at Menlo Fire Station #6 and Comic Con taking place at the Menlo Park Library (pictured below), local kids were able to ramp up the fun in Menlo Park today. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most stopped by both events to capture what turned out to be a lot of satisfied participants […]

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Secrets of Magic comes to Belle Haven branch of the library on June 26

Especially for ages 5+ with their families: the Secrets of Magic is the show where the magician doesn’t do any of the tricks! Instead, audience members are brought up on stage and, to their amazement, they perform all of the magic. In this show students take the very special Oath of a True Magician, promising […]

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Menlo Park Library Comic Con® returns on June 22

Menlo Park Library Comic Con® is back! Immerse yourself in a day of comic, sci-fi and gamer-related fandom fun for adults and children alike on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The free-admission event will feature cosplay, live music, artists, vendors, special guests, a photo booth, hands-on activities, games, film screenings, an […]

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Zun Zun brings Music of the Americas to Belle Haven library on June 19

During their performance of Music of the Americas (Musica de las Americas), Stephen & Gwynne of Zun Zun will present music from many regions of the Americas on more than 30 instruments, celebrating the environments and cultures of North, Central, and South America. Come to the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park library (413 […]

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Storyteller Diane Ferlatte appears at Menlo Park Library on June 19

On June 19, 1865 — years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation — word finally reached Texas that African-American enslavement was now against the law. In a program for adults, teens, and mature tweens, Diane Ferlatte will share captivating, moving tales to mark that day at the Menlo Park Library on June 19 from […]

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Creepy Critters come to Menlo Park Library on June 18

Docents from Wildmind Science Learning (formerly known as Wildlife Associates) will be at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, June 18 from 2:00 to 2:45 pm to help elementary school kids and their adults explore the gentler side of the most misunderstood animals of the wild kingdom. Students will learn the significance of all living […]

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Find a Little Free Library in your neighborhood

The Menlo Park Library Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of the Menlo Park Little Free Library Incentive Program. The program provided 23 “little free library” boxes to Menlo Park residents. In exchange, participating property owners pledged to keep the Library on their property, curate its book collection, and keep their Library in good condition. Find […]

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Summer Puppetry Festival: Fantasy on Strings set for June 16

Experience some amazing cabaret-style puppetry at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Sunday, June 16, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.’ Go on a magical excursion with The Puppet Company, and meet a host of three-foot tall, fully-articulated marionettes! You’ll meet characters including: – A mama & baby dragon […]

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Menlo Park Library’s Summer Learning Challenge kicks off in June

The annual Summer Learning Challenge kicks off with events for both children and adults at the Menlo Park Library. The children’s Summer Learning Challenge Kickoff is Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Participants will collect a free book, incentive prize and enter the weekly raffle for fun outings. Other fun activities are also planned. […]

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Friend of the Library book sale on June 1st and 2nd

The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. This two-day sale will run Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sunday, June 2,  from Noon–2 p.m. On Sunday, you will be able to fill a bag with books for […]

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