This week Menlo Park Library hosts a special exhibit and event series: "Confronting Violence." Learn more
FEATURED EVENTS 📆
Saturday, 8/10 - Boys 'n Guns: Masculinity in a Culture of Violence
Facilitated workshop on gun violence, conflict resolution, and masculinity in American culture.
11:00am @ City Council Chambers
FEATURED EVENTS 📆
📆✍️ Read the library newsletter for complete calendar of events including storytimes, workshops, teen events, and more.Read more
When you visit Menlo Park Library, you never know what treasures you may find. Here's what's happening this week at the library. 📚😃
FEATURED EVENTS 📆
Saturday, July 27 - Dúo Cascada de Flores
Live music. Celebrated duo Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga perform the Latin American songbook.
1:00pm @ Belle Haven branch
Sunday, July 28 - Summer Puppetry Festival
Caterpillar Puppets visits with an out-of-this-world show!
2:00pm @ Belle Haven branch
Tuesday, July 30 - Community Conversation: DV 101
Confronting domestic violence. Recognize the signs, understand the dynamics, and support survivors.
6:00pm @ Main Library
Wednesday, July 31 - Capoeira
Live performance. Amazing Afro-Brazilian kinetic art form: part dance, part martial arts, all awe-inspiring.
4:00pm @ Belle Haven branch
Thursday, August 1 - Family Storytime in the Shade
Drop-in storytime for all ages - Outdoors in the shade of beautiful redwood trees
10:00am @ Main Library
Library News and Events. 📆✍️ Read the library newsletter for complete event listings, library news, and fun facts like this one: What is the oldest item in Menlo Park Library's collection? Read the answer.Read more
The most checked-out library item of all time. 🕵️📖 The latest edition of the Menlo Park Library newsletter contains complete library event listings, information, and fun facts about the library and Menlo Park. For example, can you guess what is the most checked-out library item of all time? Read the answer on page 4. Download the July/August edition.
A new library for Belle Haven. 📖✍️ The City Council has unanimously approved plans to begin conceptual design, site analysis and cost estimation for a new branch library. Menlo Park Library Foundation is all-in to support this much-needed project for the community. Your involvement is needed too– join the conversation!Read more
"Block Party Book Prize" winners. 😃📚 We had a blast at the Menlo Park Block Party on June 12! Well over 400 friends and neighbors stopped by our table to say hello, pick up a free book from the Little Free Library, and enter our "block party book prize" drawing. Congratulations to the prize winners!
📚 Julia R., whose book was "Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind," by Ann B. Ross
📚 Emmett P., whose book was "The River of Doubt," by Candice Millard
Julia and Emmett will have plenty of summer reading material -- in addition to their Little Free Library books, they've each won a $50 gift certificate to Kepler's Books and Magazines, sponsored by Menlo Park Library Foundation.
"If I were a book" youth poetry celebration. 😃📚 City Hall was abuzz with youthful new energy this week. Over 200 youth poets and their families packed the City Council Chamber for the Menlo Park Youth Poetry Celebration. Contest winners read their original poems on the theme, "If I Were a Book..." All the poets received a blue ribbon and beautiful commemorative booklet. Winners received cash prizes sponsored by Menlo Park Library Foundation. The grand prize winner also received a new iPad. Congratulations to Menlo Park's amazing youth poets!Read more
Building a new library. 😃📚 We unearthed these vintage snapshots of the Main Library under construction in 1967. The photos show the "great hall" expansion, which was completed in 1968. Back then, people used to say that the library is the tallest building in Menlo Park... because it has the most stories!