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Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers in Santa Clara will be running gaming for kids 13+ each afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, February 21-23, at the Menlo Park Library

Get free demo decks and learn Magic. Learn how to play a Role Playing Game and have fun with your imagination. Also, try out some new board games.

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

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Kids grades 3-6 can learn about cartooning on Feb. 15

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is leading a cartoon art exploration just for students in grades 3-6. Students will create a comic strip and a hand-drawn animated sequence for the zoetrope, and experiment with basic stop-motion computer animation. Free online registration is required. The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is located in Santa […]

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Third Main Library siting meeting will take place on Feb. 15

Community members are invited to give their input on the location and uses of a new Main Library on the Burgess campus on Feb. 15 at 6:30 at the Menlo Park Library. We will continue the conversation from the December and January meetings regarding the best site on the campus for a potential new library, […]

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Menlo Park Library celebrates World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 1

February 1 is World Read Aloud Day, when readers of all ages celebrate literacy and the “pure joy and power of reading aloud!” The Menlo Park Library will celebrate by reading aloud from some of our favorite picture books. Feel free to come early to read with your young one, or to stop by for […]

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“More Than a Word: A film about Native American-based mascots…” screens on Jan. 30

“More Than a Word: A film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins” analyzes the controversy over the Washington football team and its contentious name. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, the film presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the matter. The […]

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“Moffett Field, Then and Now” is topic of library talk on Jan. 29

Get an insider’s look at Moffett Field from Docent John Suckow on Monday, January 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. He will share many fascinating facts about: Admiral William A. Moffett The history of Moffett Field How the Historical Society came to be The “life” of the museum Lt. Suckow […]

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Make mosaic boxes at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 23

Get in touch with your creative side at the Menlo Park Library on January 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Art facilitator Christie Inocencio provides all the materials you need to decorate your own mosaic box to take home and enjoy. No registration is required, but space is limited. Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist […]

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The Mystery Readers Group welcomes a special guest – author Cara Black

New York Times bestselling author Cara Black joins the Mystery Readers Group to discuss “Murder in Saint-Germain,” the 17th book in her Paris-set Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which now has over 400,000 copies in print. Her appearance takes place on January 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm In the new book, Aimée is walking through […]

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Coding for Kids kicks off new session on Jan. 21

The Menlo Park Library is hosting Coding for Kids on three Sundays,  1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm for third to seventh graders. They’ll learn: • to create puzzles, games, animations and stories using visual programming • to interact on a team while building a game and using all the skills learned Details: […]

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Get to know Bay Area aviation pioneer Stanley Hiller and his amazing “Hiller-copter!” on Jan. 10

At the age of just 15, Stanley Hiller, Jr. (pictured) designed the XH-44, which became the first successful coaxial rotor helicopter to fly in America, the first to use all metal rotor blades, and the first helicopter to be built on the West Coast. Most locals now know Hiller through his namesake Aviation Museum, which […]

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Learn how to make vegan dishes at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 8

The Menlo Park Library is inviting local foodies to attend a free cooking demonstration and tasting just for adults on Monday, Jan. 8 at 2:00 pm Chef Veena Kallingal will share several easy-to-make vegan dishes attendees can replicate at home. The planned recipes include: Sweet Potato Stir-Fry, Singapore Tofu Curry, Vegetable Fried Rice, Channa Masala, […]

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