Menlo Park Library

Learn more about United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, in the new documentary film, Dolores, which will screen at the Menlo Park Library on May 15 at 6:30 pm.

Huerta, who led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside her better-known co-founder Cesar Chavez, is profiled in this documentary directed by Peter Bratt. Huerta, still active at 88-years-old in her community service and advocacy for the rights of workers, immigrants, and women, has been the recipient of honors including the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also the first Latina inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

This is one of a series of events in association with the traveling exhibition Wherever There’s A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California, on display throughout April and May 2018 at the Menlo Park Main Library.

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Take a virtual tour of Turkey on May 14 at the Menlo Park Library

Take a virtual tour of Turkey with the photography and music of David Couzens, visiting Ottoman palaces and historic mosques, exploring the villages of Cappadocia, chatting with rural Kurds, and venturing off to isolated, mountainous northeastern Anatolia and toward the Iranian border. Photographer, writer, composer, and musician David Couzens has traveled to more than 35 […]

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“Human Trafficking in the Bay Area” is topic of talk on May 8

The full scope of human trafficking in the United States includes sex slavery, forced labor, and domestic servitude, as well as consumer choices that impact exploitative child labor practices overseas. Betty Ann Boeving Hagenau, Founder and Executive Director of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, will address issues of human trafficking, what it looks like here […]

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Professional storyteller from Korea, Seung Ah Kim, will appear in Menlo Park

Korea’s first contemporary professional storyteller is making a stop in Menlo Park as part of her “K-Storytelling” World Tour. On May 2, at 7:00 pm, the Menlo Park Main Library will host a performance by Seung Ah Kim, who will share traditional Korean folktales for all ages. Seung Ah Kim, based in Seoul, was inspired to […]

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Young Artivists: the Social Justice Sewing Academy visits on April 18

Art meets social movement with the young quilters of the Social Justice Sewing Academy on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Main Library. Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will be joined by docents from the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, which will be hosting Generation […]

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Learn about the market for collectible books at Friends of the Library antiquarian book clinic

Community members are invited to bring up to three books or manuscripts (no magazines, postcards or memorabilia)  on April 7 when the Friends of the Menlo Park Library is hosting a workshop about appraising and valuing old books featuring Bruce MacMakin of auction house PBA Galleries. No books will be accepted for consignment, but you’ll learn […]

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Puppet Art Theatre’s “Tommy’s Space Adventure” comes to Menlo Park on Thursday, March 22

Take a trip into the cosmos, when Puppet Art Theater performs “Tommy’s Space Adventure” on Thursday, March 22, from 7:00 t0 7:45 at the Menlo Park Library. Space aliens, mad scientists, and more! Tommy loves books about outer space and space aliens. His greatest wish is to someday meet a real live space alien. Little […]

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Revelations: Art of the African American South presentation on March 12

The Menlo Park Library is hosting a community speaker from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to give an entertaining, educational, multi-media presentation exploring an important new acquisition of contemporary art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. It takes place on March 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Historically marginalized, patronized, or promoted with […]

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Teens invited to play games at library Feb. 21-23

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 […]

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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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