Library

Editor’s note: We thank the town of Atherton for putting this list together.

The Cantor Arts Center  launched a new program for visitors, Museum From Home. To see what you can watch, read, and listen to visit the Cantor Arts Center museum from home visit: https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved an initial $3 million in Measure K funds to launch the San Mateo County Strong Fund. These are relief funds to assist those impacted by COVID-19. To learn more and how you can help visit www.smcstrong.org.

The San Mateo County Library launched a new web page dedicated to online content. View story time, celebrity read-alongs, and content specific to children, seniors, etc. The Library has a full online catalog of e-books, e-Audiobooks, music and more. To learn more visit: https://smcl.org/blogs/post/were-still-here-for-you/.

Managing and coping with stress during the shelter in place order is important under ever-changing conditions. San Mateo County Health offers help to support the well-being of those coping with the outbreak. To get more information click here.

Photo courtesy Cantor Arts Center

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Comics-making workshop with Khalid Birdsong on March 14

For students ages 8-14, cartoonist and art instructor Khalid Birdsong, creator of the syndicated online comic strip “Little Fried Chicken and Sushi,” will help polish students’ comics-drawing skills in this fun class at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Advance registration recommended. Non-registered attendees will be admitted at […]

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Awards ceremony for “My Community” youth poster exhibition on March 10

The Menlo Park Youth Poster Exhibition celebrates youth creative expression and inclusive community spirit! Local youth artists who submitted posters to the “My Community” Youth Poster Exhibition will be honored in a special ceremony at the Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:00 pm. A reception is planning in the main library […]

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Comic artist panel at Menlo Park Library on March 9

You can draw, you can write, but how do you get published? Come to the Menlo Park Library on Monday, March 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm where a gathering of pros meet to discuss their experience. A panel of artists, led by Nidhi Chanani (author of Pashmina), talk about their paths to finding homes […]

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Friends of the Library book sale on March 7 and March 8

The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This two-day sale will run Saturday, March 7,  from […]

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Seed Lending Library comes to main library on March 4

The Menlo Park Seed Lending Library provides access to heritage seeds, gardening workshops, education and resources to encourage residents to grow food and foster community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.  On Wednesday, March 4, we’ll answer your questions about how to “borrow” seeds, tips for growing, and more beginning at  7:00pm at the […]

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Carol Mayer Marshall talks about getting women elected at Menlo Park Library on March 2

Women make up more than 50% of the country’s population, but make up less than 25% of elected officeholders. Menlo Park resident Carol Mayer Marshall will be at the Menlo Park Library on Monday, March 2, at 7:00 pm to share her ideas behind leading a bipartisan effort to help women get elected or appointed […]

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Funk and Soul with Quinn DeVeaux at Atherton Library on Feb. 29

The Atherton Library (2 Dinkelspiel Station) is hosting local Bay Area musician Quinn Deveux On Saturday, Feb. 29 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Quinn will share his “blue beat” musical style that combines R&B, funk, and soul. He’ll also share stories about African American artists in celebration of Black History Month.

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Artist reception and unveiling – “My Community” Youth Poster Exhibition on Feb. 28

The Menlo Park Youth Poster Exhibition celebrates youth creative expression and inclusive community spirit. An artist reception will take place form 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Belle Haven Branch Library (413 Ivy Drive.) A wide selection of submitted posters will be placed on public exhibition there throughout the month of March. Event and exhibition […]

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View and then discuss “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” on Feb. 26

It’s the 100th anniversary of this silent German expressionist horror classic! View and discuss the film that has inspired Tim Burton, and auteurs and goths for generations at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it has themes of brutal and […]

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Live music with Los Panaderos on Feb. 22

Enjoy traditional Mexican folk music on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Belle Haven branch library (413 Ivy St.) from 1:00 to 2:00 pm featuring Los Panaderos. The line up includes Son Jarocho, from the state of Veracruz; Son Huasteco from the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz; and Son Mariachero from the states […]

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