Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.
― Virginia Woolf
Did you know that Menlo Park is home to dozens of "little free libraries"? These adorable “take a book, leave a book” free book exchanges are curated by dedicated community volunteers, and can be found in virtually every neighborhood in town. Now you know!
Here's what's happening at the library this week 😃📚
📆 Wed. 3/4 - Meet the Seed Lending Library. Check out the new Menlo Park Seed Library, learn how to "borrow" seeds, share tips for growing, and more. 7:00pm @ Main Library
📆 Sat. 3/7 & Sun. 3/8 – Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Get a great deal on used books! Thousands of titles to choose from. DVDs and CDs, too. All proceeds support Menlo Park Library programs. Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 12pm-2pm @ Main Library
📆 Tue. 3/10 – “My Community” Youth Poster Awards Ceremony. Menlo Park youth artists will be honored in a special ceremony at the Menlo Park City Council. Event begins at 5:00 pm with a reception and refreshments in the Main Library, followed by the ceremony at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers next door. 5:00pm @ Main Library
📆 Tue. 3/10 – Lit Book Group. "To the Lighthouse," by Virginia Woolf. Meet up with other book enthusiasts to discuss this radiant literary classic. 7:15pm @ Main Library
📆 Wed. 3/11 & Fri. 3/13 - Teen Henna Art. Multicultural folk artist Rachel Anne Palacios will present the ancient traditions of henna art. Youth in grades 4-12 will learn how to create beautiful henna designs and will receive one henna design from the artist. Wed. 3:30pm @ Main Library; Fri. 3:30pm @ Belle Haven Branch **Advance registration required**
📆 English Conversation Club. Practice your English conversation skills in an informal group setting with other English learners from all over the world. Wed. 3/4, 5pm and Thu. 3/5, 11am @ Main Library. Details
📆 Silly Goose and Val. The popular puppeteer returns with music, singing, dancing, laughter, and family fun for all ages. Sun. 3/8, 2pm @ Belle Haven Branch Details
📆 Comic Artist Panel: The Road to Publication. “Pashmina” author Nidhi Chanani leads a discussion about artists’ paths to finding a home for their art. Scheduled panelists include Ajuan Mance, Mai Nguyen, Meggie Ramm, and Josh Elder. Mon. 3/9, 6:30pm @ Main Library Details
Check the library's online events calendar for complete listings including storytimes, workshops, teen events, and more.
Have an adventurous week!
Menlo Park Library Foundation