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Travel back to the Jurassic Age at the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, April 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm during this after-hours event.

The library will transform into a paleontology museum, with 30 amazing specimens, a spectacular interactive presentation, and a fossil dig activity!

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

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Kids can learn about art from Australia on April 27

Take a virtual visit to Australia! Learn about the Aboriginal people and learn how they traditionally communicated through drawings. The event is on Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 to noon. For ages 7-12, registration required. This free event is funded in part by the Menlo Park Friends of the Library.

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Story of family left behind during the Civil War will be told on April 22

Over 150 years ago, Corporal David Brainard Griffin left his family to join the Union army. Griffin’s great-great grandson, author and historian Nick K. Adams, will share lessons learned from 100 letters home at the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) on Monday, April 22, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Adams is a retired elementary […]

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Learn to paint a seascape on April 20

Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will help you draw out your creativity to paint a seascape at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.)  of the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Canvas, palette, and paints are all provided. This event is free, thanks to funding from the Friends of […]

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Meet and read with a cop on April 13

On Saturday, April 13, the Menlo Park Library invites families to come to the lawn under the oak trees and take part in these cool activities. – Listen to stories read by cops – Make a police car craft – Meet a police dog and handler – Explore a police car and motorcycle up close […]

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Learn about films Walt Disney produced during World War II on April 8

Educator Shawn Carrera from the Walt Disney Family Museum will talk about the films Walt Disney produced for the government during World War II on Monday, April 8, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Emphasis will be placed on Disney shorts and films made for the war effort, the occupation of […]

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Measurement and Me is fun class for young kids on April 6

In this program from the Bay Area Discovery Museum, young mathematicians compare, contrast, count, and measure as they investigate how tall, long, wide, and heavy things are in the world around them. For ages 3-6, registration required. The event takes place on Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This free event is funded […]

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Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on March 28

Science Night VIII is coming! Come to the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, March 28, for fun and fascination, with exhibits and hands-on activities and experiments aimed at elementary school-aged children, all the way up to adults. Scheduled participants include: – Happy Hollow Park & Zoo – Palo Alto Junior Museum – Museum of American […]

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Author of “The Little Exile” to speak at Menlo Park Library on March 27

Jeanette Arakawa, imprisoned for four years as a child during World War II in an Arkansas “relocation center” for Japanese-Americans, will at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm about life as an internee, and life after the “camps.” Arakawa is the author of the book “The Little Exile,” relating a […]

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Kids invited to make a Fabergé egg on March 23 at Menlo Park Library

Take a virtual trip to Russia! Learn about the famous Fabergé eggs, and create one of your own to take home. For ages 6-11, registration required. This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.  

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Storyteller Kirk Waller returns to the Menlo Park Library on March 20

Kirk Waller will share a tale from the 13th century epic of Sundiata, the Lion King of the Mali Empire on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. He promises a fascinating story filled with history, myth, magic, violence, battles, and love, in which he will use traditional instruments as well […]

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