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Enjoy live music as the Prairie Rose Band returns to Menlo Park on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Belle Have Branch Library (413 Ivy Dr.).

Prairie Rose promises a fun, toe-tapping, sing-along-if-you-like performance of songs you forgot you ever knew, and songs you never knew at all! The band’s wide-ranging repertoire includes folk and camp songs, 1930s and ’40s western swing, Patsy Cline, Cole Porter, along with audience requests.

The event is free, thanks to funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Voter registration drive set for Jan. 25 at Menlo Park Library

The League of Women Voters will offer nonpartisan voter registration help at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ahead of the Presidential Primary Election on March 3. Register to vote for the first time, or change your voter registration if you have moved, changed your name or […]

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“Voting in the Primaries: What you need to know” is topic on Jan. 18

The Presidential Primary Election is March 3. Get election information, including how procedures in San Mateo County have changed since the last Presidential election on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library.  

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Find about about San Francisco’s public stairways on Jan. 15

Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing scenic vistas and linking colorful, diverse neighborhoods. Mary Burk, co-author of Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring, will share some of the city’s well-known and clandestine corridors where you may encounter enchanting tidbits of architecture, history, pop culture, and horticulture at […]

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Kids: Get involved with art on Jan. 14

Kids can create their own masterpieces at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Jan., 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. It’s a mini festival of hands-on art projects! Create a few pieces to take home, and check out some art books before leaving.

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Learn how to start you own bonsai plant on Jan. 14

The art of bonsai brings the serenity of the natural world into our everyday lives, but it can seem impossibly complex. Guest experts from the Kusamura Bonsai Club will demystify the process of creating a bonsai at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

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Jym Marks Quintet performs at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 11

Jazz lovers unite for a free concert from the local group, the Jym Marks Quintet, at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Jan. 11,  from 11:00 am to noon. Marks calls his progressive jazz “a spirit that keeps seeking to change the language…players keep delivering it in their own way, hoping not to say it […]

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Meeting on the proposed Belle Haven Community Center and Library Project set for Jan. 11

Learn about Facebook’s offer to build a Menlo Park community center in the Belle Haven neighborhood on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10:00 am to Noon at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave. Provide your thoughts and input on how you’d like to use the proposed facility. Understand the process and timeline going forward and how […]

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Get ready for spring gardening on Jan. 8

Time to start planning your spring planting! Get a good start, with the help of some gardening experts at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We’ll learn about site selection, how to prepare your soil, and the best timing for seeds and seedlings.

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Take part in laughter yoga on Jan. 7 at Menlo Park Library

Come to the Menlo Park Library on Jan. 7 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm for an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises, followed by guided meditation. No special clothing, shoes, or equipment needed. Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on […]

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“From Menlo Park to Botswana: A Peace Corps Odyssey” is topic at Menlo Park Library on Dec. 18

Former Menlo Park resident Michael Reza Farzi is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, working with local government to address the HIV epidemic. He’ll be at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm to talk about that work, as well as to discuss the history, languages and […]

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