Lauren John

Salon Menlo co-founder Lauren John reports that the quarterly literature/film discussion group is having a Halloween-themed session on Sunday, October 24 at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room of the Menlo Park Recreation Center (701 Alma Street). Back by popular demand, Dr. Doug Kalish will recite and explain Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, assisted by a raven puppet. The one-hour 1935 horror film The Raven directed by Lew Landers and starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff will be screened, followed by a discussion led by Menlo Park reference librarian and filmmaker Nick Szegda. A Halloween Farmers Market brunch will be provided. The event is free. Funding is provided by the All Jacobs Fund administered by The Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Salon Menlo takes a look at Fahrenheit 451

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Lauren John gives her Valentine book picks

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Salon Menlo makes its 2010 debut

Thanks to the organizing efforts of Lauren John (second from right) and support from the Friends of Menlo Park Public Library, the first of this year’s Salon Menlo series was held today at the Menlo Park Recreation Center. Today’s discussion focused on the Hollywood 10 blacklist of the 1950s. Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi […]

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It’s resolved – read, then join local library book group to discuss

Librarian and group book leader Lauren John facilitates The Book Discussion Group on the last Tuesday of every month (except July) at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Public Library. She notes on a post on Red Room: “We read fiction, nonfiction and biographies and try to pick titles that are easy to get at […]

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