Children

Storytimes


View the storytime schedule for the Main Library.

Poster Art

Menlo Park Youth Poster Exhibition graphic: art depicting many hands painting, drawing, cutting


The City of Menlo Park, Menlo Park Library Foundation, and Facebook Analog Research Lab are sponsoring a "My Community" Youth Poster Exhibition for students in Grades 2-12 living or attending school in Menlo Park,. Leading up to the event, we present a series of artist-led workshops at the Belle Haven Branch Library, open to adults, teens, and students in Grades 2 and above.

Saturday, Jan. 18Risograph Printing 101
Sunday, Jan. 26High-Contrast Papercut Posters
Saturday, Feb. 1Illustrating Yourself and Your Neighbors
Sunday, Feb. 9Changing Our World with Public Posters
Wednesday, Feb. 12Poster exhibition deadline
Friday, Feb. 28Artists’ reception and unveiling
Tuesday, March 10Awards ceremony

Mad Science Fun Station:
Do You See what "Eye" See?

Optical illusion: spiral shape designed to appear to be movingSunday, Jan. 26 (Belle Haven Branch): It's a special STEAM event for students in Grades 2-6 to explore the world of optical illusions!

Buki the Clown

Clown posingSunday, Feb. 2 (Belle Haven Branch): During Buki’s silly show, it is the children who perform the magic, and no one is more surprised than Buki!  

Macbeth

3 actors in costumeThursday, Feb. 6 (Main Library): Join us after-hours, as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents its one-hour touring production of Shakespeare’s thrilling tale!

Film Screening: Ruby Bridges

Still from biopic film: Ruby Bridges and mother cross picket lineThursday, Feb. 13 (Main Library): Rated PG: Join us for a docudrama about Ruby, and the New Orleans school desegregation crisis of 1960.

Nathalia Music

Singer with guitarSunday, Feb. 16 (Belle Haven Branch): Nathalia’s fun, catchy songs will have families singing, dancing, even learning a little Spanish!

Film Screening: Captain Underpants

Cartoon movie still: 2 children laughing, superhero in underwear in backgroundTuesday, Feb. 25 (Main Library): Rated PG: Dav Pilkey’s hilarious hit book series makes the leap from page to screen!

Booklists


Get book recommendations!  Lists by age, grade and genre are available for children and teens on our Staff Picks page.

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