Children

Storytimes


View the storytime schedule for the Main Library.

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!

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

Silly Goose & Val
Silly Goose and Val ventriloquist

Sunday, March 8 (Belle Haven Branch): From the first How Do You Do to the last Goodbye My Friends, Silly Goose & Val take the audience on a sing, play, laugh, and dance-along adventure!

Comics-Making Workshop

Artist posing with a cartoon characterSaturday, March 14 (Main Library): Sign up now for this special class just for ages 8-14! Professional cartoonist and teacher Khalid Birdsong will help students polish their drawing skills. 

Storyteller John Weaver: Fantastical Irish Tales
Storyteller John Weaver

Tuesday, March 17 (Main Library): Laugh as you meet the legendary characters Oona McCool and Eileen O’Rourke, as well as the husbands they have to help out of some hilarious predicaments!

Science Night
Science Night - Nov 2016

Thursday, March 19 (Main Library): Science Night is back! Join us for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike.

Banana Slug String Band

Two musicians posing with guitarsSunday, March 22 (Belle Haven Branch): Learn about earth science while singing along, during a lively, interactive concert of joyous music, plus puppets, theater, and surprises.

Magical Nathaniel: By the Numbers

Magician kneeling in front of audience of preschoolersSunday, Apr. 5 (Belle Haven Branch): This magic show is so amazing, it’ll both entertain you, and inform you about the 2020 Census!

Mad Science Fun Station: Animal Tracks
Animal tracks in sand

Tuesday, April 7 (Main Library): For Grades K-3: Explore the animal kingdom, and make your own animal footprint to take home!

Instrument Petting Zoo

Instrument Petting Zoo Chamber Music by the BayThursday, April 16 (Main Library): Join us after-hours for a short musical program, followed by a chance for children to get a feel for the instruments!

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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