Throughout the months of April and May, the Menlo Park Main Library will be hosting a special exhibition based on the book Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi.
Spanning the period from the Gold Rush to the post-9/11 era, the exhibition tells the hidden stories of unsung heroes and heroines throughout California who stood up for their rights in the face of social hostility, physical violence, economic hardship, and political stonewalling.
In addition to the informational panels on display throughout the library, we will be hosting a series of related events, beginning with an appearance by the book’s authors. All of the events are free to attend.
|Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm||Kick-Off Event: Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi|
|Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 am||A Visit with Bessie Coleman|
|Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm||Young Artivists: The Social Justice Sewing Academy|
|Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 pm||Islamophobia and its Impact|
|Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 am||Japanese-American Detention Camps:|
Stories of Strength and Hope
|Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm||Human Trafficking in the Bay Area|
|Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm||Film: Dolores|
|Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm||A Visit with "Uncle Toisan"|
|Tuesday, May 29 at 6:00 pm||Film: Milk|
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00: Korea's first contemporary professional storyteller is on her international "K-Storytelling" tour, and will be stopping in Menlo Park to share Korean tales and culture for all ages!
Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30: On tour from Pennsylvania, celebrated Lakota/Plains Apache storyteller Dovie Thomason performs her original story exploring a tragic chapter in our nation’s history: the First Nations of North America boarding school experience. Intended for adults and teens.
Food for thought, and films for fun! Mark your calendar for this diverse slate of screenings.
|Monday, March 19 at 2:30||The Three Musketeers||Director Richard Lester's 1973 Classic.|
|Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30||3 Men and a Cradle||The French original!|
|Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30||Dolores||The new documentary about Dolores Huerta|
|Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30||Milk||Harvey Milk biopic starring Sean Penn|
Join us for a series of events exploring and celebrating the arts! Three photographers help us explore our world: the Amazon, Turkey, and even not-so-long-ago Menlo Park!
|Monday, April 9 at 6:30 pm||Amazon Jungle Treasures|
|Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm||Capidro: A Garden of Concrete Ideas|
|Monday, May 14 at 7:00 pm||Images of Turkey|
The Mystery Readers Group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Join fellow mystery readers to share and discuss favorite writers!. See the schedule for the Mystery Readers Group.
On May 16, the group will welcome two award-winning guest authors! Please join us to hear and meet Janet Dawson and Wendy Hornsby.
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.