“Cartooning Basics with Sirron Norris” will be offered on Sunday, February 24, at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy) from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Learn to design characters and create expressions in a one-hour workshop taught by the lead artist of the animated show Bob’s Burgers.

This is a drop-in program for youth ages 7-15.

This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Kids can create their own puppets at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 23

Art and Rachel of Puppet Art Theater will lead students (ages 7-10) in the creation of their own custom puppets to take home at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 23 from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Registration is required; available online. This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Puppet […]

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Adults can paint like Pippin on Feb. 11 at Menlo Park Library

Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will help you capture the striking style of African-American folk art painter Horace Pippin at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This adult program is free, but space is limited. Register online. Horace Pippin was an esteemed artist known for his renderings of the African-American […]

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Valentine’s workshops at both branches of Menlo Park Library on Feb. 9

String a heart garland, build a 3-D heart box, and sew a “secret Valentine wish” envelope on Feb. 9 from 10:30 am to Noon, For ages 5+ with their adults at the main branch of the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) Registration available online. The Belle Haven Branch (413 Ivy Dr.) will host a […]

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Learn about Chinese New Year traditions and foods at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 4

Learn about Chinese New Year traditions and foods with Linda Lau Anusasananan, author of The Hakka Cookbook, Chinese Soul Food from around the World. Linda will also share the history of the Hakka, also known as the “guest family” of China, and talk about their cuisine and special New Year dishes. The event takes place […]

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Jym Marks Quintet appears at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 2

Jazz lovers unite, as the Menlo Park Library presents a free concert from the local group, the Jym Marks Quintet, on Feb. 2 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 the […]

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Robotic workshops for grade schoolers begin at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 2

In these workshops, MathandCoding teachers will introduce students (3rd – 6th grade) to the world of robotics engineering using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, offering an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in robotics.  Students will learn to build and program robots. Note: This course is designed for kids with no experience in robotics. The workshops consist […]

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Science Made Fun comes to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 31

Step back in time to the days of Newton on January 31 from 4:00to 5:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Kids who are in grades 1-5 get a hands-on look at inertia and motion, discover gravity, and have fun as we learn about Newton’s universal laws of motion. Register online in advance for this […]

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Instrument petting zoo coming to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 17

What are string instruments made of, and how do they produce sound and music? More importantly, why do we make music? Join the acclaimed musicians and teaching artists of Chamber Music by the Bay during their eighth season of bringing live music education to thousands of young audience members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area! […]

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Menlo Park Library goes full “STEAM” ahead for 2019

Through the end of May, the Menlo Park Library is amping up its free programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Both library locations will be offering several special events each month for various age groups. Evening and weekend school assembly-style events will include “instrument petting zoos,” a pop-up paleontology museum, and exciting science […]

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Today kicks off “January is for the birds” in Menlo Park

Anyone who’s ever thought to themselves that the month of January is for the birds is right; at least that’s the case at the Menlo Park Library. Over the course of the month, the library will be offering an avian-themed slate of films, science talks, crafts and special guest appearances. Judy Irving and Mark Bittner, […]

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