Menlo Park Library

Bay Area multicultural folk art and henna artist, Rachel Anne Palacios, will be presenting the traditions of henna art and teens will receive one henna design from the artist. All supplies will be provided for teens to create their own henna design. Grades 4-12 are welcome.

Rachel will be at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, March 11, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Registration in advance is required.

She will be at the Belle Haven branch library on Friday, March 13 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Registration in advance is required.

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Comic artist panel at Menlo Park Library on March 9

You can draw, you can write, but how do you get published? Come to the Menlo Park Library on Monday, March 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm where a gathering of pros meet to discuss their experience. A panel of artists, led by Nidhi Chanani (author of Pashmina), talk about their paths to finding homes […]

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Seed Lending Library comes to main library on March 4

The Menlo Park Seed Lending Library provides access to heritage seeds, gardening workshops, education and resources to encourage residents to grow food and foster community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.  On Wednesday, March 4, we’ll answer your questions about how to “borrow” seeds, tips for growing, and more beginning at  7:00pm at the […]

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Carol Mayer Marshall talks about getting women elected at Menlo Park Library on March 2

Women make up more than 50% of the country’s population, but make up less than 25% of elected officeholders. Menlo Park resident Carol Mayer Marshall will be at the Menlo Park Library on Monday, March 2, at 7:00 pm to share her ideas behind leading a bipartisan effort to help women get elected or appointed […]

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Live music with Los Panaderos on Feb. 22

Enjoy traditional Mexican folk music on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Belle Haven branch library (413 Ivy St.) from 1:00 to 2:00 pm featuring Los Panaderos. The line up includes Son Jarocho, from the state of Veracruz; Son Huasteco from the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz; and Son Mariachero from the states […]

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Book-ish Trivia returns to Menlo Park Library on Feb. 20

Come to the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, Feb. 20, for another evening of after-hours fun, just for adults 21 and over! You’ll get to enjoy trivia games & prizes, light refreshments, and (adult) beverages. The event takes place form 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Get free tickets online.

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Learn about the “Soul of the Nation” art exhibit currently at the DeYoung on Feb. 18

On Tuesday, March 18, a community speaker from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will provide a behind-the-scenes look at this internationally-acclaimed exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983” on display at the de Young Museum through March 15, 2020. “Soul of a Nation” celebrates art made by Black […]

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Meet local mystery author John Billheimer on Feb. 19

Ladera resident John Billheimer is coming to the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 19 to talk about Primary Target, the sixth book in his Owen Allison mystery series, as well as Hitchcock and the Censors, a nonfiction book tracing the rise of movie censorship. He’ll be speaking at the The Mystery Readers Group from 7:00 […]

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It’s Valentine craft week at Menlo Park Library

This week children with their adults are invited to drop in and create valentine art! Check schedule for times.

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Visit with Harriet Tubman at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 8

Meet the legendary Harriet Tubman, as portrayed by actress Betty Jewell Slater at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11:00 am to noon. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman became one of the chief “conductors” in the Underground Railroad after her own escape. The abolitionist rescued approximately 70 enslaved people over the course […]

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Storyteller Kiran Rana spins tales of Nasruddin on Feb. 4

Nasruddin walked into a house and exclaimed, “The moon is more useful than the sun.” “Why?” he was asked. “Because at night we need the light more.” “Wise fool” Nasruddin Hodja is Turkey’s (and perhaps all of Islam’s) best-known trickster. His legendary wit and droll trickery were possibly based on the exploits and words of […]

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