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The Bay Area Discover Museum Try-It Truck, fun on wheels for students in Grades K-5, comes to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

This engineering lab-on-wheels introduces children to the engineering design process and high- and low-tech tools while encouraging them to take risks and try new ideas.

This event is made possible thanks to generous support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Learn about Indian food from the Fiji Islands on Aug. 17

Learn about the fresh, delicious flavors of Fiji’s Indian food – and even better, have a taste at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.)  of the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Chef Saras Rao will talk about the delicious Indian-influenced cuisine of Fiji, and will demonstrate how […]

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Chinese lion dance coming to Belle Haven library branch on Aug. 14

The traditional Chinese lion dance is coming to the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The lion dance is an important part of most Chinese martial arts schools. A team from Buk Sing Academy in Fremont will talk about the art, […]

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Big John the chainsaw artist has three German Shepherd admirers

Menlo Park resident Allison Blank is part of a German Shepherd dog walking group. Yesterday they stopped for a visit with chainsaw wood carver Big John Mahoney, and the dogs – Shasta, Dodger and Addie – made themselves at home. The complete story about Big John’s two carved benches near the Menlo Park Library was […]

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Big John Mahoney turns redwood logs into story time benches at Menlo Park Library

Chainsaw artist Big John Mahoney of Street Tree Revival has been busy this week carving new story time benches near the Menlo Park Library.  The redwood logs were reclaimed from the trees cut down at the corner of Ravenswood and El Camino, an action that sparked controversy earlier this year. The two benches will form an […]

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“Winning the Vote: the Fight Continues” is topic at Menlo Park Library on Aug. 14

In honor of the 99th anniversary of women’s suffrage, listen to a talk about the “mighty political experiment” of granting women the right to vote on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Downstairs Program Room of the Menlo Park Library. In 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. […]

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“Boys ’n’ Guns: Masculinity in a Culture of Violence” is topic on Aug. 10

In a time where gun violence is used as conflict resolution, it’s not just about gun control; it’s also about masculinity control. Siavash Zohoori (pictured) will address gun violence and masculinity in a Menlo Park Library talk at City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.) at 11:00 am on Saturday, Aug. 10. Siavash was a near victim […]

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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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Community Conversation: Domestic Violence 101 takes place at Menlo Park Library on July 30

What are the dynamics of domestic violence, and how do we support survivors regaining control of their lives? Come to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday July 30, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm to hear a talk about the specific tactics of power and control used to perpetuate domestic violence (DV). Through interactive activities and […]

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