Adults

Dúo Cascada de Flores

Dúo Cascada de Flores Arwen and Jorge
Saturday, February 24 at 11:00 am: The celebrated duo of Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga dig deep into the hidden corners of the Latin American songbook and add their own creativity in form of composition and poetry.  This free concert is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Belle Haven Open House, featuring
Steel Pan Music with Shabang!
Harry Best of Shabang

Sunday, February 25 from 1 to 3 pm: Visit our Belle Haven Branch Library, and check out our new look and new hours! Enjoy balloon creations by Raul, and a steel drum performance by Shabang!

The Arts for Adults
The Arts for Adults collage

Join us for a series of events exploring and celebrating the arts! From hands-on creative experiences (decorating mosaic boxes to take home & learning to paint like Kandinsky), to meeting comics trailblazer Trina Robbins, to getting virtual tours of two special exhibits at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, we are looking forward to engaging the right sides of our brains! 

Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm
Adults Create Mosaic Boxes
Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 pm
Author Event: Trina Robbins
Monday, February 12 at 6:30
Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
Monday, February 26 at 6:30
Adults Paint: Kandinsky
Monday, March 12 at 6:30
Revelations: Art of the African American South

For Film Fans

Movies Jan through March 2018
Food for thought, and films for fun! Mark your calendar for this diverse slate of screenings.

Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00More Than a Word
This documentary about Native American-based sports mascots will be followed by a panel discussion featuring several members of Native communities.
Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30August the First
Award-winning coming of age film Indiewire called a "smart and engaging debut."
Monday, March 5 at 5:30
3 Idiots
The hilarious Bollywood hit!
Monday, March 19 at 2:30
The Three Musketeers
Director Richard Lester's 1973 Classic.
Tuesday, March 27 at 6:303 Men and a Cradle
The French original!

Living with Mountain Lions

Mountain Lion

Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 pm: Expansion of human populations has caused increased encounters and conflicts between humans and mountain lions. Learn more about the pumas all around us, with a biologist from the Felidae Conservation Fund.

World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day: Muriel and EricaTuesday, March 20: The Menlo Park Library System is proud to be a part of World Storytelling Day, a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling! We will be hosting a pair of renowned professional storytellers, each sharing a captivating, all-ages performance--one teller at each of our locations! We'd love to see you at both.

3:30 pm, Belle Haven BranchMuriel Johnson
7:00 pm, Main LibraryErica Lann-Clark


A Visit with Harry Houdini

Duffy as HoudiniSaturday, March 24: On the 144th anniversary of his birth, the legendary magician and escape artist returns for one day only, thanks to actor Duffy Hudson.

Film Discussion Meetup


Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. to informally discuss the movie playing at the Guild Movie Theater the weekend prior. We see the movie on our own and then meet in the library's downstairs meeting room to discuss it together in an informal and friendly environment. Snacks provided. Please contact the organizer with any questions and for more information.

Knitting Meetup


Meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7-9 to crochet, knit, sew, & laugh!  All skill levels welcome.

Literature Book Club


Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:30. Our club will discuss a wide range of contemporary literary works: novels, short stories, essays, and poetry.  Our mission is to closely read a selection of literary works and discuss them in a spirit of curiosity and respect.