Friends of the Menlo Park Library

Meet the most-decorated U.S. soldier of World War II, Audie Murphy, who after returning home went on to a 21-year acting career, even while suffering from PTSD.

Audie Murphy will be portrayed by Broadway-trained actor Duffy Hudson, the performer voted “Best One-Man Show in Los Angeles.”

The performance will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 11:00 am to noon, at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.)

This event is free, thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale on March 2 & 3

The Friends of the Library book sale is back and March 2 and 3. Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. Choose from a variety of subjects, fiction and non-fiction. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 […]

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Friends of the Library holiday book sale set for Dec. 1

The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This is a one day sale on Saturday, Dec. […]

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Learn about Filipino Cooking, vegan-style on Sept. 22

Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul? Chef RG Enriquez says yes! Learn more at the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 22 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Enriquez, a self-styled “passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes,” will take you along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on […]

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Crosspulse Rhythm Duo comes to Menlo Park Library on Aug. 21

The Crosspulse Rhythm Duo makes music out of anything and everything!  Keith Terry and Evie Ladin use delightful humor and skill as they demonstrate the rhythm all around us. They’ll be at the Menlo Park Library on August 21 at 2:00 pm Enjoy • A lively, interactive performance • Traditional & contemporary music & dance […]

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Storytellers present “stew of stories” at Menlo Park Library on July 14

Nationally-renowned storytellers Erica Lann-Clark and Olga Loya present a mind-opening, taboo-busting stew of stories people don’t tell for fear of ridicule on July 14 from 11:00 am to noon at the Menlo Park Library. Olga tells about working with a ‘curandero’ and having to look at things in a whole new way. Erica tells how […]

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Learn about animals of the rain forest on July 10

Come to the Menlo Park Library on July 10 from 2:00-2:45 pm as docents from Wildmind Science Learning (formerly known as Wildlife Associates) introduce us to some of the beautiful and fascinating animals that live throughout the world’s endangered tropical rain forests. Learn about the creatures’ habits, lives, and the roles they play in the great […]

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Juan L. Sánchez performs Música Nueva Canción Style on June 9 at Belle Haven library branch

The Menlo Park Library will host a performance by Spanish musician Juan L. Sánchez, performing original and traditional compositions in the Nueva Canción (New Song) style. The free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 1:00 pm at the Menlo Park Belle Haven Library, located at […]

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Ty Cobb as played by actor Norm Coleman returns to Menlo Park on June 2

Baseball legend Ty Cobb returns to the Menlo Park on June 2 at 11:00 am in this one-man show with actor Norm Coleman presented in the Menlo Park Council Chambers. Coleman-as-Cobb will share tales about his early days growing up in Royston, Georgia playing for the Tigers, and spin yarns about players he knew: Babe […]

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Antiquarian book sale set or Saturday, May 12

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library is hosting an Antiquarian Book Sale Saturday, May 12, 2018, from noon to 3:00 pm. This first-ever one-day book sale features a broad selection of antiquarian and collectible books at a range of prices. Most of these donated books have not been offered at the Friends’ regular quarterly […]

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Japanese-American Detention Camps: Stories of Strength and Hope is title of May 5th talk

Storyteller Megumi will bring history to life — and she will bring along guests who lived through that history. Storyteller Megumi has conducted dozens of personal interviews with American men and women of Japanese ancestry who experienced forced and “voluntary” eviction, incarceration, draft (and draft resistance) during World War II. Based on these interviews, Megumi […]

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