Menlo Park Library

Silly Goose & Val are back, just in time for this year’s Summer Puppetry Festival! Enjoy a fast-paced, funny musical show featuring puppets, ventriloquism, dancing, singing, and “100% audience participation” at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Sunday, June 30 from 2:00 too 3;00 pm.

About Silly Goose & Val
Ventriloquist, musician, composer, author and performer Valerie Leonhart Smalkin has won Parents’ Choice awards for her recordings, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for her writing, and a shared Emmy for the show It’s Kindertime on Baltimore’s ABC affiliate WMAR-TV 2. She performs with Silly Goose around the eastern seaboard, in California, and even Brussels, Belgium.

This free event received funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

{ Be the first to comment }

Enjoy bluegrass music performed by The Goat Hill Girls on June 29

Tap your toes to bluegrass, vintage country, fun novelty songs, and a whole lot more at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Saturday, June 29, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. The Goat Hill Girls are the harmonious blending of old and new friends, some of whom have played bluegrass […]

Click to read more →

Secrets of Magic comes to Belle Haven branch of the library on June 26

Especially for ages 5+ with their families: the Secrets of Magic is the show where the magician doesn’t do any of the tricks! Instead, audience members are brought up on stage and, to their amazement, they perform all of the magic. In this show students take the very special Oath of a True Magician, promising […]

Click to read more →

Summer Puppetry Festival: Fantasy on Strings set for June 16

Experience some amazing cabaret-style puppetry at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Sunday, June 16, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.’ Go on a magical excursion with The Puppet Company, and meet a host of three-foot tall, fully-articulated marionettes! You’ll meet characters including: – A mama & baby dragon […]

Click to read more →

Singer/mental health advocate Gaby Castro performs at Menlo Park Library on May 13

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, the Menlo Park Library presents a performance by Bay Area singer and mental health advocate Gaby Castro on Monday, May 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Castro combines introspective song writing with a contemporary style. An advocate for mental illness awareness, many of Gaby’s songs touch on her […]

Click to read more →

Menlo Park Library hosting series of events during Mental Health Awareness Month

This May, the Menlo Park Library is partnering with San Mateo County Health and other organizations throughout the area are collaborating on a series of events as part of  Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). This year’s MHAM theme is “Words of Wellness,” spreading the message of hope, resiliency and inclusion in libraries and elsewhere in […]

Click to read more →

Free Balinese music concert at Menlo Park Library on May 4

Come to the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 am to noon for a free concert of traditional Balinese music, performed by Gamelan Anak Swarasanti of Santa Cruz. Balinese gamelan is native to the island of Bali, Indonesia. A gamelan orchestra is often considered to be a single instrument played by many […]

Click to read more →

Menlo Park Library offers panel talking about PTSD on May 1

The Menlo Park Library kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month with a panel of experts from CORA offering information and answering questions. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Learn: – What is trauma? – What does trauma lead to? – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Differing forms of PTSD […]

Click to read more →

Story of Vietnamese girl straddling two cultures at Menlo Park Library on April 30

On the anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the Menlo Park Library presents Judi Le who recounts her touching — and hilarious — memories of life as a new American on Tuesday, April 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Fleeing Vietnam on the eve of the fall of Saigon and ending up in refugee camp […]

Click to read more →

Dinosaurs Rock! at Menlo Park Library on April 25

Travel back to the Jurassic Age at the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, April 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm during this after-hours event. 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 Friends of the […]

Click to read more →

Story of family left behind during the Civil War will be told on April 22

Over 150 years ago, Corporal David Brainard Griffin left his family to join the Union army. Griffin’s great-great grandson, author and historian Nick K. Adams, will share lessons learned from 100 letters home at the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) on Monday, April 22, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Adams is a retired elementary […]

Click to read more →