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  1. City Holiday - Administrative Offices Closed

    December 24, 2020 - December 25, 2020

    City offices are closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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Menlo Park Community Events

  1. "Shelter-in-Play" Virtual Bingo Night

    December 4, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Webinar

    We are back for another virtual bingo night! Virtual bingo with other Menlo Park Community members is just a click away!

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Menlo Park Events for Adults

  1. Getting Through it All: Trauma Basics

    December 1, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Online event

    In this moment in history – and with the holiday season added on top – how does one cope? We’ll learn about some healthy tactics.

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  2. Virtual Conversation Club

    December 2, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Online meeting

    Want to improve your English? Come practice online with people from all over the world!

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  3. Let's Talk Books

    December 2, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Online event

    Join us for a chat about books that we think are worth a read. We'll bring you up to date on some of the books that have come out lately.

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  4. The Second Wave of Feminism: The Lavender Menace

    December 7, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ Online event

    The Women’s History Museum takes us back to the protests that ensued in 1970 when Second Congress to Unite Women excluded lesbian participation and the effects on the feminist movement that can still be felt today.

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  5. Literature Book Group: The Pearl

    December 8, 2020, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm @ Webinar

    Join us to discuss the John Steinbeck classic, described as a timeless tale of wealth and the evil it can bring.

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  6. Virtual Conversation Club

    December 9, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Online meeting

    Want to improve your English? Come practice online with people from all over the world!

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  7. Cooking Demonstration: A Taste of African Heritage

    December 11, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Webinar

    Cook along with us, if you like, as we learn how to make a pair of healthy and delicious regional specialties from West Africa!

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  8. Meet the Poet: Samuel Getachew

    December 14, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Online event

    Samuel Getachew was recently spotlighted in a New York Times Feature, “Young Black Poets.” The 18-year-old is 2019 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate and an incoming Yale freshman, and we’ll meet him in conversation with “Menlo Park Renaissance Man” Jym Marks.

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  9. Introduction to Home Food Preservation

    December 15, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Online event

    Get the information you need to start canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, and dehydrating.

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  10. Mystery Readers Group: Holiday Mysteries

    December 16, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm @ Online event

    Holidays can be mysterious! Holidays can be murder!

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  11. Virtual Conversation Club

    December 16, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Online meeting

    Want to improve your English? Come practice online with people from all over the world!

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  12. Art and Artists: Can Toy Bears Jump?

    December 18, 2020, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Online event

    By day, Simlian Ong of Singapore is a colleague, a wife and a mom—but in her spare time, she’s a toy collector and photographer. You’ll be amazed at what her dolls and toys get up to.

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  13. Virtual Tour: Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

    December 21, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Online event

    Take a behind-the-scenes tour, meet the center’s pinniped patients and learn how staff and volunteers work to return injured animals back to their ocean homes.

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  14. Virtual Conversation Club

    December 23, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Online meeting

    Want to improve your English? Come practice online with people from all over the world!

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  15. Libraries Closed

    December 24, 2020, 10:00 am - December 25, 2020, 6:00 pm @ Menlo Park Library

    The main library and Belle Haven branch will be closed for Christmas.

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  16. Virtual Tour: Japanese American National Museum

    December 28, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Online event

    Explore the Los Angeles museum’s exhibition chronicling 130 years of Japanese American history and then speak to a survivor of America’s concentration camps.

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  17. Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    December 28, 2020, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm @ Online event

    2021 San Francisco is not all it's cracked up to be!

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  18. Virtual Conversation Club

    December 30, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Online meeting

    Want to improve your English? Come practice online with people from all over the world!

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  19. Libraries close at 5 p.m.

    December 31, 2020, 5:00 pm

    The main library and Belle Haven branch will close at 5:00 PM for New Year's Eve.

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Menlo Park Events for Children

  1. Toddler Tuesday: Música con Nathalia / Music with Nathalia

    December 1, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join in on bilingual music and fun for children and their grownups!

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  2. Storytime

    December 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us online with your little ones for a live session of stories, songs, and fun! Storytime promotes the joy of reading and helps to develop early literacy skills.

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  3. Young Zoologists: Radiant Rainforests

    December 3, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Online event

    For ages 5-7: the San Francisco Zoo leads a live-online class taking a look at the world’s rainforests and their many layers.

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  4. Toddler Tuesday: Storytime with the Beetlelady

    December 8, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Beetlelady Stephanie Dole joins us for a live, online storytime with books, music, movement—and live bugs!

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  5. Storytime

    December 9, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us online with your little ones for a live session of stories, songs, and fun! Storytime promotes the joy of reading and helps to develop early literacy skills.

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  6. Exploring Exoskeletons

    December 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Online event

    Bug lovers will love this virtual class for Grades 1-8!

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  7. Preschool/Toddler Tuesdays: Bilingual Storytime

    December 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us for a virtual story time in a second language!

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  8. Storytime

    December 16, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us online with your little ones for a live session of stories, songs, and fun! Storytime promotes the joy of reading and helps to develop early literacy skills.

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  9. Puppet-Making Workshop

    December 17, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm @ Online event

    For ages 5 and over: Puppet Art Theater guides you through a fun activity to create a simple puppet theater using paper plates and other household items!

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  10. Toddler Tuesday: Nanny Nikki Music

    December 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us for music and fun for young children and their grownups!

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  11. Storytime

    December 23, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us online with your little ones for a live session of stories, songs, and fun! Storytime promotes the joy of reading and helps to develop early literacy skills.

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  12. Toddler Tuesday: Música con Nathalia / Music with Nathalia

    December 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join in on bilingual music and fun for children and their grownups!

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  13. Storytime

    December 30, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us online with your little ones for a live session of stories, songs, and fun! Storytime promotes the joy of reading and helps to develop early literacy skills.

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Menlo Park Events for Teens

  1. Creative Writing Club

    December 4, 2020, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Online

    Jump on your computer to join other teens virtually for Creative Writing Club!

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  2. Pet Palooza

    December 4, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Online

    Dogs, cats, chickens and geckos!

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  3. Songful Saturday

    December 5, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Online

    Performers sing their favorite musicals!

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Menlo Park Public Meetings

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    December 7, 2020, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ City Council Chambers

    The Planning Commission makes decisions in many areas of the land use process and also makes recommendations to the City Council.

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  2. City Council Meeting

    December 8, 2020, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ Webinar

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  3. Complete Streets Commission Meeting

    December 9, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Webinar

    The Complete Streets Commission examines issues of community interest and makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters as directed by the City Council.

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  4. Planning Commission Meeting

    December 14, 2020, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ City Council Chambers

    The Planning Commission makes decisions in many areas of the land use process and also makes recommendations to the City Council.

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  5. City Council Meeting

    December 15, 2020, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ City Council Chambers

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  6. Environmental Quality Commission Meeting

    December 16, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Webinar

    The Environmental Quality Commission examines issues of community interest and makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters as directed by the City Council.

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  7. Library Commission Meeting

    December 21, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Webinar

    The Library Commission examines issues of community interest in regards to library services and programs. The commission makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters as directed by the City Council.

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  8. Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

    December 23, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Webinar

    The Parks and Recreation Commission examines issues of community interest and makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters as directed by the City Council.

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Menlo Park Sustainability Events

  1. Webinar: Better at the Bin

    December 3, 2020, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Online

    Let's be better together! Learn which materials are accepted in each bin, test your knowledge on contamination, and understand why it matter

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  2. Webinar: Better at the Bin

    December 16, 2020, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Online

    Let's be better together! Learn which materials are accepted in each bin, test your knowledge on contamination, and understand why it matter

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