This week, the Menlo Park Library welcome Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his buddy Corny Crow to our Puppetry Festival stage for the first time. The virtual event takes place on Sunday, July 12, 2:00 to 2:40 pm. Register online.

Laughter is guaranteed, as ventriloquist Steve Chaney introduces various forms of puppetry (marionettes, sock puppets, hand puppets, and people puppets) and their uses in a comical presentation that includes juggling with Corny, a magic trick or two, and even instructions on how to make your own puppet.


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Try laughter yoga on July 9

Enjoy an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises, followed by guided meditation on Thursday, July 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Register online. No special clothing, shoes or equipment needed. Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on the belief that […]

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Your Career During COVID: Finding a Job in Uncertain Times is webinar topic on July 8

Take part in a free, live session of career advice with Dylan Houle, a Certified Career Advisor and Director of Career Services at Menlo College on Wednesday, July 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Register online. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the job market is changing dramatically . If your career plans were disrupted […]

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Magic Science Show on July 7

Join the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, July 7, from 2:00 to 2:45 pm for an amazing magic show that has a lot to teach us about science! Register online. When you understand the science behind how the world works, you can manipulate it in wondrous ways! Presenter Stephen Treder shares chemistry and physics demonstrations […]

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Get a virtual tour of the Valley Relics Museum on July 6

Get a guided tour of a one-of-a kind pop culture museum featuring neon signs, classic cars, advertising art, film sets, playable retro arcade and much more on Monday, July 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Register online. Inside an airplane hangar in Los Angeles County, the Valley Relics Museum boasts avast collection of historical artifacts […]

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Learn to cook authentic Thai food on July 2

Professional cook Natty Netsuwan will share her passion for the authentic food of her place of birth, as she shows us how to make Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut milk (boa loy) and a Cucumber Salad (yum tang gua). The event takes place on Thursday, July 2, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Register online. Natty […]

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Learn about growing flowers to brighten your garden on July 1

What flowers will look best in your garden – and be easiest for you to maintain? We’ll share tips on growing flowers to bring color into your garden on Wednesday, July 1 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The focus will be those that are easy to start from seed. Register online. Menlo Park Library’s Garden […]

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Summer Puppetry Festival: The King’s Problem on June 28

This summer, the Menlo Park Library 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! Register for this virtual event online. On Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 pm, the illustrious Puppet Company presents a show full of stories based […]

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Live Music with Evie Ladin and Keith Terry on June 27

The internationally-lauded duo throws down original folk songs, deep interpretations of old songs, and the kinetic thrill of percussive dance on Saturday, June 27 from 1:00 to 2:00. Register for the virtual event online. “Ladin sings and plays infectious claw-hammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to […]

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Author Mohsin Hamid in conversation with Angie Corio on June 25

The internationally acclaimed fiction writer Mohsin Hamid visits for an online event, in conversation with journalist-in-residence Angie Coiro on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 pm. Join Kepler’s and the Menlo Park Library for Community Reads @ Home. The whole Menlo Park community is coming together to read the same book, participate in discussions with friends […]

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LGBTQ+ : A history in San Mateo County is topic on June 23

Learn about the rich, lively LGBTQ+ history of San Mateo County, in a presentation by Michael Flanagan full of stories and images from newspapers and advertisements of the day. 1936: Arrest of Henry Cowell (pictured as a young man) in Menlo Park, on morals charges 1962: Closure of The Carriage, a Menlo Park gay bar […]

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