Belle Haven Branch Library

Belle Haven Library exteriorThe Belle Haven Branch Library is open to the public seven days per week. We’re pleased to announce expanded hours effective May 1, 2019. See the Menlo Park Library operating hours.

Summer Puppetry Festival
Collage of puppet photos

Join the library in celebrating the art of puppetry in its many forms, as we host a series of puppet shows by a variety of performers from throughout the Bay Area and well beyond! Held on select Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Belle Haven Branch.

June 16The Puppet Company: Fantasy on Strings
June 30Silly Goose & Val
July 14Puppet Art Theater: Tommy's Pirate Adventure
July 28Caterpillar Puppets: Captain Poluto Visits Planet Earth
August 11Tinker's Coin Productions: The Garden Show
August 25Luce Puppet Company: Circus Fantastico

Summer at the Library

Collage of summer performers

The Summer Learning Challenge is back, loaded with books, prizes, and free events for all ages! Mark your calendar, and tell your friends! Join us for great special events every Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the Belle Haven Branch Library.

June 19
Zun Zun: Music of the Americas
Grades K-6
June 26
Brian Scott: The Secrets of MagicAges 5+
July 10
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo: Habitats & Ecosystems
Grades K-5
July 17
Asheba: Caribbean Music for Children
All Ages
July 24
Ballet Folklórico México Vivo
All Ages
July 31
Capoeira
All Ages
August 7
Xtreme Science MagicK-6
August 14
Lion DanceAll Ages

The Goat Hill Girls

Musicians holding their instrumentsSaturday, June 29: Tap your toes to bluegrass, country, novelty tunes, and a whole lot more!

Adults Build Terrariums

Terrariums made from jars

Saturday, July 13 (Belle Haven Branch): Sign up to build your own self-contained plant environment to take home. All supplies provided, extra "green" credit if you bring your own jar!

Dúo Cascada de Flores
Exploring the Latin American Songbook
Pair of musicians on guitar

Saturday, July 27 (Belle Haven Branch): Celebrated musicians Jorge Liceaga and Arwen Lawrence dig into the hidden corners of Latin American musical tradition, adding their own infectious energy and creativity.

Michelle Pollace
Latin Jazz Trio

Musician posingSaturday, August 31: (Belle Haven Branch Library) Live music in the library! Michelle honors the roots of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music while adding a new voice.

Mango Languages