Menlo Park Library

Build and decorate your own tabletop art on Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm by repurposing a retired book to create a tablescape, using paint and other materials as well. Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide all the materials you need to let your imagination soar.

This adult program is free, but space is limited to the first 30 attendees. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist who leads programs at libraries, senior centers, schools, and other locations throughout San Mateo and Alameda Counties and beyond. She started her company, Christie’s Creative Cupboard, in order to fill a need in the community for fun, educational programs for all age groups.

This free program is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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John Weaver spins tales from the sea at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 15

Storyteller John Weaves tells tales about amazing things that happen at sea at the Menlo Park Library on Nov. 15 from 4:00 to 4:45 pm. No registration is necessary for this event, which is especially for big kids — elementary schoolers on up, along with their adults. Storytelling is telling stories without using a book. […]

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Western Ballet performing mini Nutcracker at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 15

The Western Ballet Company brings the timeless magic of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Menlo Park Library Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm. The talented and elegant dancers of Western Ballet weave the tale of a young girl who dreams that her Nutcracker doll becomes a valiant prince who takes her on a royal visit to […]

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Silly Goose and Val at Menlo Park library on Nov. 1

The Menlo Park Library will host a performance by Silly Goose and Val, a fast-paced, funny musical show featuring puppets, ventriloquism, dancing, singing, and “100% audience participation!” The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and will take place at 7:00 pm at the Main Library, located at 800 Alma […]

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Joan Morris brings Wild Backyard Encounters to Menlo Park Library on Oct. 29

Bay Area News Group’s “Animal Life” columnist Joan Morris (pictured) has tales to tell and will be at the Menlo Park Library on Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. She will share some wild tales, and to answer questions, whether you want to attract wild life to your garden — or keep it out! […]

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Funding for building new Menlo Park library is withdrawn

Local philanthropist John Arrillaga is withdrawing his offer to fund and build a new main library contingent upon the City of Menlo Park contributing the first $20 million of construction costs. Staff estimates that a new main library at Burgess Park would cost up to $60 million. Mr. Arrillaga’s original offer was made to the […]

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Diane Ferlatte kicks off storytelling festival on Oct. 2 at Menlo Park Library

On Tuesday, October 2, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, storyteller Diane Ferlatte will be at the Menlo Park Library to present Missing Rib–the Spirit of Women. Celebrate the power of women with a blend of humorous African-American folktales, and Diane’s own personal stories. A legend in the storytelling community and beyond, Diane has spent decades traveling the […]

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Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on Sept. 27

Science Night is back! Come to the Menlo Park Library  on Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike. Scheduled participants include: – Bay Area Discovery Museum – SRI – NorCal Bats – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory – San […]

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Register to vote at the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 25

Haven’t found the time to register to vote yet? Stop by either of the Menlo Park Library’s locations on Tuesday, September 25, which is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will provide you with registration materials, answer any questions, and then make sure your registration […]

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Hear trailblazing lawyer Barbara Babcock talk about the first woman lawyer in the West

Trailblazing lawyer Barbara Babcock will talk about her own career, and that of Clara Foltz, the first woman lawyer in the west on September 24 at from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. She will discuss her book Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz as well as her memoir, Fish Raincoats: A […]

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Helping Your Teen Transition to High School is workshop set for Sept. 19

Do you have a teen entering high school? The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free community workshop on Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm led by former high school counselor Melissa Kelley. Transitioning from middle school to high school is not an easy process — for teens or their parents. Come learn some valuable tips […]

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