Atherton Library

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 giggles and entertaining – even for adult types.

La, la, la, la-la! Have you heard the tale of Little Red? You know, the one about the sweet, innocent little girl in the beautiful red cloak who out foxes the big bad wolf? Well forget that one and think ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan and a fierce aim with a tranquilizer dart.

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Art!vated Story Theatre coming to Atherton Library on April 5

The Atherton Library is hosting the nationally touring Act!vated Story Theatre peforming “Tales Afoot” on April 5th at 4:00 pm. The performance is free and open to the public. At 3:30 pm, the performers will be hosting an acting workshop for kids ages 6 and up. The workshop is limited to the first 12 participants, who will be […]

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Mr. Horsefeathers comes to Atherton Library on Jan. 14

Mr. Horsefeathers brings his silly combination of magic, juggling and fan to the Atherton Library on Monday, Jan. 14 from 4:00 to 4:45 pm. The show is appropriate for children ages 4 and up. The Library is located at 2 Dinkelspiel Station Land.

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Free ice cream social at Atherton Library on June 23

The Friends of the Atherton Library are sponsoring a free ice cream social at the Library on Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm. Bring a book, take a book, and enjoy ice cream in the Secret Garden. “This is a great opportunity to see your friends, enjoy a sense of community, and find a wonderful book or […]

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Children’s stuffed animal sleepover at Atherton Library on June14

If your children aren’t quite ready for a sleepover themselves, they can practice by taking their favorite stuffed animal for an overnight at the Atherton Library on June 14 starting at 3:00 pm. Pick up is at 10:00 am the next day where the animals will let their owners know about their adventures. Breakfast will […]

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Parents, students, teachers – help plan new Atherton library, starting Feb. 25

The Atherton Library Building Steering Committee (“ALBSC”) is keen to engage the parents, students, and teachers of Atherton schools in the process of envisioning the new Atherton Library. Having the community share their vision for the library’s architecture, types of spaces, programs and collections is key to making the library unique to our community, a place […]

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It’s ice cream social time at the Atherton Library on Saturday, Sept. 17

Bring a book to the Atherton Library at 1:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 17. Take home another book. And enjoy some ice cream in the Secret Garden. “This is a great opportunity to see your friends, enjoy a sense of community, and find a wonderful book of DVD to take home,” says library organizers.

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Imagining the new Atherton library at community meeting on Sept. 8

The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 to discuss and imagine the new Atherton library. The meeting will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton — drop in anytime to learn, converse, and explore the possibilities. The evening will include brief informational presentations […]

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Sept. 3 lecture about Picasso art works currently on display at DeYoung Museum

The Atherton Library is hosting a lecture on the exhibition of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) masterpieces currently on display at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco through October 10. The lecture will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 2:00 pm. The DeYoung exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints representing Picasso’s entire career. The art works […]

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Mamma Mia sing-along on July 8

You can give your vocal cords a workout by singing along with movie Mamma Mia at the Atherton Library on Friday, July 8 at 7:00 pm. The film tells the tale of bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using songs by the 70s band ABBA. A long-running stage musical, the movie version features […]

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Do you know where Atherton’s secret garden is?

There’s a secret garden in Atherton — but just how many residents are in on the secret,  we’re not sure. Those who know about the garden, treasure it. The garden  is attached to the Atherton Library. It was “reinvigorated” some years ago by Joan Sanders and is now lovingly tended by three members of the Friends […]

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