Menlo Park Library

Febuary marks the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest. Libraries throughout San Mateo County will be offering a variety of special events including artist appearances, art classes, and film screenings.

On Monday, Feb. 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park main library (800 Alma St.), Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore will talk about his career and the state of political criticism.

The political cartoonist, whom the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” currently creates topical animations for KQED.

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Learn how to draw cartoons on Feb. 24

“Cartooning Basics with Sirron Norris” will be offered on Sunday, February 24, at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy) from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Learn to design characters and create expressions in a one-hour workshop taught by the lead artist of the animated show Bob’s Burgers. This is a drop-in program […]

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Kids can create their own puppets at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 23

Art and Rachel of Puppet Art Theater will lead students (ages 7-10) in the creation of their own custom puppets to take home at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 23 from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Registration is required; available online. This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Puppet […]

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Learn about Chinese New Year traditions and foods at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 4

Learn about Chinese New Year traditions and foods with Linda Lau Anusasananan, author of The Hakka Cookbook, Chinese Soul Food from around the World. Linda will also share the history of the Hakka, also known as the “guest family” of China, and talk about their cuisine and special New Year dishes. The event takes place […]

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Jym Marks Quintet appears at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 2

Jazz lovers unite, as the Menlo Park Library presents a free concert from the local group, the Jym Marks Quintet, on Feb. 2 from 11:00 am to noon. Marks calls his progressive jazz “a spirit that keeps seeking to change the language…players keep delivering it in their own way, hoping not to say it the […]

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Science Made Fun comes to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 31

Step back in time to the days of Newton on January 31 from 4:00to 5:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Kids who are in grades 1-5 get a hands-on look at inertia and motion, discover gravity, and have fun as we learn about Newton’s universal laws of motion. Register online in advance for this […]

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Instrument petting zoo coming to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 17

What are string instruments made of, and how do they produce sound and music? More importantly, why do we make music? Join the acclaimed musicians and teaching artists of Chamber Music by the Bay during their eighth season of bringing live music education to thousands of young audience members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area! […]

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A Visit from Rosa Parks at the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 8

In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. This act of resistance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Mrs. Parks became known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” When she died, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to honor Parks by […]

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Family Holiday Tree and Gift Tag Workshop on Dec. 8

Bring the family to create and decorate a mini 3-D paper tree, and to design unique gift tags and cards! All craft materials provided. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10:30 am to noon. Registration required. For ages 4 and up; adults are invited to participate, but must be accompanied by a […]

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Frosty’s Magic Hat comes to Belle Haven branch of the library on Dec. 4

Tony Borders uses puppets, magic, and ventriloquism to make Frosty come alive in this show about a talking snowman and his friends. This free event, which will take place on Dec. 4 at 3:30 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library,  is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Adults create tin art at Belle Haven branch library on Dec. 1

Try your hand at the ancient metal technique of metal embossing! Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide all the materials you need to let your imagination soar at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 1 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Space for this adult program is limited. Please register in […]

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