Menlo Park Library

The Presidential Primary Election is March 3. Get election information, including how procedures in San Mateo County have changed since the last Presidential election on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library.

 

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Find about about San Francisco’s public stairways on Jan. 15

Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing scenic vistas and linking colorful, diverse neighborhoods. Mary Burk, co-author of Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring, will share some of the city’s well-known and clandestine corridors where you may encounter enchanting tidbits of architecture, history, pop culture, and horticulture at […]

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Learn how to start you own bonsai plant on Jan. 14

The art of bonsai brings the serenity of the natural world into our everyday lives, but it can seem impossibly complex. Guest experts from the Kusamura Bonsai Club will demystify the process of creating a bonsai at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

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Learn about healing from trauma through traditional arts on Dec. 2

Encounter the artistic work of three local organizations with experience in healing through traditional arts: the Omnira Institute, Halau ‘O Kawainuhi, and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA). The event takes places on Monday, Dec. 2 at the Menlo Park Libary. Through first-person reflections, videos, photos, and participatory engagement, representatives of each organization will […]

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“Supreme Court 2020: You be the judge” is topic of discussion on Nov. 25

Barbara Creed will take a look at the Supreme Court and some upcoming decisions on Monday, Nov. 25, from 6:45 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. She’ll look at how you would rule on: -Non-unanimous jury verdicts -State funds for religious schools? -Retirement plan complaints? For each case: -Learn the facts -Discuss -Vote! […]

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Special buggy story time at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 9

Learn about the astounding number of bugs in our world, as Beetlelady Stephanie Dole engages preschoolers with free play; story, song, and movement time, buggy art—and live bugs! The event takes place of the Menlo Park Library on  Friday, Nov. 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 am

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Learn the basics of Bullet Journaling on Oct. 22

This simple note-taking system has a flexible framework, designed to help you be more productive, stay organized, capture all the notes and events that happen in your life, and empower you with better control over your time and schedule. Phuong-Mai “Mai” Blasich of P.M.B.Q. Studios is the instructor at this free event schedule for Tuesday, […]

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Golden Thread Fairytale Players perform at Menlo Park Library on Oct. 17

When the optometrist shatters little Leila’s dream of becoming a pilot, a menagerie of mythic birds gather to help her accomplish her goal. Drawn from beloved Palestinian folktales, Leila’s Quest for Flight incorporates music, dance, and physical comedy. This dynamic show is produced by Golden Thread Productions and is appropriate for families and children, ages […]

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Learn about the history of blues in America on Oct. 16

Learn about the history of American blues music through live performance, stories, and historical facts at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. “The History of Blues in America” is a one-hour program led by music historian and guitarist Joey Leone, along with two guest musicians, covering the history, […]

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MaryLee Sunseri plays music for preschool kids on Oct. 8

Marylee Sunseri is returning to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 12:30 to 1:00 pm, bringing her guitar, colorful props, wonderful songs, and audience participation, as she shares finger plays & wiggle-tunes for babies & toddlers — and their grownups. MaryLee Sunseri has long been known as “The Little Kids Music Specialist.” […]

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Dinosaurs Rock! at Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Sunday, Oct. 6

Travel back to the Jurassic at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the Menlo Park Library on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The library will transform into a paleontology museum, with 30 amazing specimens, a spectacular interactive presentation, and a fossil dig activity! This free program is funded by the […]

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