Adults

Filipino Cooking, Vegan Style
Astig Vegan RG Enriquez

Saturday, September 22: Just for adults and teens: Chef RG Enriquez, a "passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes," will take us along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on classic Filipino food.

Revolution in the Profession:
Women Lawyers Then and Now
Clara Foltz

Monday, September 24: Trailblazing lawyer Barbara Babcock will talk about her own career, and that of Clara Foltz, the first woman lawyer in the west!

National Voter Registration Day

Register to Vote at Your LibraryTuesday, September 25: Not registered to vote yet? Stop by the Main or Belle Haven Branch Library!

Board Game Meetup
Board games

October 7 and November 4: Held on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Enjoy a chance to relax and unwind with other adults! A variety of games will be provided, and our facilitator will help explain how to play.

Film Discussion Meetup


Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. to informally discuss the movie playing at the Guild Movie Theater the weekend prior. We see the movie on our own and then meet in the library's downstairs meeting room to discuss it together in an informal and friendly environment. Snacks provided. Please contact the organizer with any questions and for more information.

Knitting MeetupKnitting Group


Meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7-9 to crochet, knit, sew, & laugh!  All skill levels welcome.

Literature Book Club


Join us for our discussion group, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:30. Our club  discusses a wide range of contemporary literary works: novels, short stories, essays, and poetry.  Our mission is to closely read a selection of literary works and discuss them in a spirit of curiosity and respect.

Lit Book Club Aug-Dec 2018

July 10: "Autumn," by Ali Smith
August 14: "Dear Life," by Alice Munro
September 11: "Exit West," by Mohsin Hamid
October 9: "Brooklyn," by Colm Tóibín
November 13: "A Gate at the Stairs," by Lorrie Moore
December 11: "Housekeeping," by Marilynne Robinson

Storytelling Festival

2018 Storytellers

The Menlo Park Library Storytelling Festival returns this October, with a month of special events: 10 professional storytellers; 9 events; 3 locations!

Diane Ferlatte
Missing Rib: the Spirit of Women
Tuesday, October 2
7:00 pm
Main Library
Adults and teens
Alicia Retes
Tu-tok
Monday, October 8
3:30 pm
Belle Haven Branch
Families with children ages 5-10
Tim Ereneta
I Go I Know Not Whither to Fetch I Know Not What
Tuesday, October 9
7:00 pm
Main Library
Ages 5-Adult
Leona Hoegsberg
Stories from the Bookworm
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 pm
Main Library
Ages 5-Adult
John Weaver
Once Upon a Pumpkin
Thursday, October 18
4:00 pm
Main Library
Ages 5-Adult
Muriel Johnson
Tales of the American South and Beyond
Monday, October 22
3:30 pm
Belle Haven Branch
Ages 5-Adult
Olga Loya
Love and Ghost Stories from South of the Border
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 pm
Main Library
Adults and Teens
Ann-Marie Sayers
Kanyon Sayers-Roods

California Indian Storytelling
Saturday, October 27
11:00 am
City Council Chambers
Ages 6-Adult
Brenda Wong Aoki
Oriental Ghost Stories
Tuesday, October 30
7:00 pm
Main Library
Adults and Teens

City Council Candidate Forums
Meet the Candidates

October 10 (District 2) and October 17 (District 1): Meet the candidates running for Menlo Park City Council, and learn about their qualifications & positions. Belle Haven Branch.

State Proposition Pros/Cons
2018-election-pic

October 20 (Belle Haven) and October 24 (Main): Get clarification on the ballot issues as League of Women Voters presents the nonpartisan information you need to make your decision!

Wild Backyard Encounters
Joan Morris with cat

Monday, October 29: Bay Area News Group "Animal Life" columnist Joan Morris has tales to tell!