Children

Storytimes


View the storytime schedule for the Main Library.

Science Night
Science Night

Join us at our twice-annual celebration of all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)! Science Night is your chance to explore hands-on exhibits and experiments from a variety of organizations from throughout the Bay Area. It's a new mix of presenters each time! Our next two Science Nights will be Thursday, September 27, and Thursday, March 28. 

Singin' in the Shade
Singin in the Shade

Thursdays at 10 a.m., through the end of September: Toddlers and preschoolers love this program focused on language development and socialization through singing, stories, and sign language! Join us outside the library under the large oak tree. No registration required! Bring a blanket to sit on!

Storyteller John Weaver

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Something cool after school, especially for listeners in elementary school with their families! Get ready to ignite your imagination through traditional, hilarious, interactive storytelling!
Thursday, September 20: Forgetful Tales
Thursday, October 18: Once Upon a Pumpkin
Thursday, November 15: Stories at Sea

Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Festival 2018 Family FriendlyThis October marks the 3rd Annual Menlo Park Library Storytelling Festival, and it includes 6 family-friendly performances (ages 5+)!

Monday, October 8: Alicia Retes performs "Tu-Tok," a Yosemite Miwok story about a tiny measuring worm who rescues two grizzly bear cubs. (Belle Haven)

Tuesday October 9: Tim Ereneta performs the classic Russian folktale, "I Go I Know Not Whither to Fetch I Know Not What."

Tuesday, October 16: Leona Hoegsberg presents "Stories from the Bookworm," silly scary, and downright fun stories!

Thursday, October 18: John Weaver presents "Once Upon a Pumpkin," with tales which may or may not have previously been about pumpkins.

Monday, October 22: Muriel Johnson shares slightly scary, very funny Tales of the American South and Beyond. (Belle Haven)

Saturday, October 27: Ann-Marie Sayers and Kanyon Sayers-Roods of Indian Canyon share traditional tales of their Ohlone ancestors.

Arduino Workshop
Arduino

October 14-28: Register for a 3-part introductory coding workshop just for students in grades 4-7!

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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