September 7-October 2, 2019: It’s time for our 4th Annual Storytelling Festival! Join us as we welcome professional talent visiting us from around the state, the country—and the world. We'll have evening performances every Wednesday, and several afternoon and weekend events along the way.
|Menlo Park StoryFest||Sat., Sept. 7|
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
|For the first time since 2016: a variety of storytellers come together to share tales from around the world!|
|Sun., Sept. 8|
Belle Haven Branch
|Alicia’s interactive Native tale will incorporate songs and California Native musical instruments.|
|Tom and Sandy Farley:|
A Cup of Coffee: Stories from Kosovo and Beyond
|Weds., Sept. 11|
|The “Spontaneous Combustion” duo shares tales for times of fear and anger.|
|Seung Ah Kim|
|Weds., Sept. 18|
|Cursed royalty, an abandoned baby, and a trip to the underworld: on tour from her home in South Korea, Seung Ah shares one of the oldest and best-known epics in Korean mythology.|
Legends and Laughter
|Thurs., Sept. 19|
|Wild journeys, hilarious misunderstandings: you never know what you might get .|
Tales of Mystery and Suspense
|Weds., Sept. 25|
|On tour from St. Louis, Bobby will keep you on the edge of your seat with a spellbinding roller coaster ride of “jump” tales and comic relief.|
Singing and Dancing Through Stories
|Sun., Sept 29|
Belle Haven Branch
|Celebrate through dancing and singing as you hear folk tales, personal stories and myths.|
|Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty||Mon., Sept. 30|
|Film Screening and Discussion: Now a famed storyteller, Michael evolved from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to ashram devotee. These twists and turns will inspire hope and laughter. After the film, Michael will join us via video conference!|
Far Away and Close to Home
|Weds., Oct. 2|
|Take an enjoyable and magical journey within folktales of other lands, while reflecting on stories at home.|
Monday, September 23: (Main Library) A screening in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, followed by a discussion facilitated by members of StarVista's Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center.
Tuesday, September 24: (Main Library) How can satellite technology help us understand changes to our planet, and allow us to predict future changes?
Would you like to play a game? Drop in and join us on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., for a chance to relax and unwind with other adults! A variety of games will be provided, and our facilitator will help explain how to play. Feel free to bring a game of your own to share!
Learn more about the English as a Second Language Conversation Club. You can practice your English conversation skills with other language learners. The group is sponsored by Project Read - Menlo Park and meets every Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm in the Downstairs Meeting Room.
See the schedule for the Mystery Readers Group.
See the schedule of speakers, authors and performers who visit on selected Saturdays.