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Nov 13

Science, games and printmaking featured at Menlo Park libraries

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm by Nicole Acker

Making science fun, providing creative activities for adults and bringing in families to share activities together all took place in the past two weeks at the Menlo Park Library. Over 400 kids and parents experienced the library’s first Science Night last week. Tickets for Chabot Space and Science Center's portable planetarium show and the Cosmic Ray Planetarium Theater were popular. The lines for the flight simulator from Hiller Aviation were long, and hands on science experiments from an array of local science resources kept everyone busy and learning.

The library purchased two programmable robots from Techie Kids. The robot demonstration took place all evening, and a lottery was held to see who could check them out first. Thirty people are now on the waiting list to borrow the robots!

On Tuesday evening, hands-on print making took place with 15 adults learning the intricacies of creating printing stamps and applications on paper. Creative art books are very heavily used in the library, and the workshop supported this popular activity.

The first monthly game night took place at the Belle Haven Branch Library. Because of the popularity, this will become a monthly event. The families and children had their choice among 19 different games with Hungry Hippos and the Curious George Memory Game topping the list for popularity. Game night will now take place the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

November2015 events SCIENCE NIGHT

Curios Georges Memory Game