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  1. Administrative Offices Closed

    March 12, 2021, All Day

    City Hall is closed every other Friday.

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  2. Administrative Offices Closed

    March 26, 2021, All Day

    City Hall is closed every other Friday.

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Menlo Park Community Events

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

    March 5, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Webinar

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

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  2. "Avid-art" Art with Avideh

    March 11, 2021, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm @ Webinar

    Avideh leads us in another fun art project with household items, a delightful art experience for all ages.

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  3. Virtual Camp Fair

    March 12, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Webinar

    Get ready for summer and join our virtual camp fair! Get answers to your questions and a 10% discount on City-run camp registrations during the event!

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  4. "Shelter-in-Play" Family Trivia Night

    March 19, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Webinar

    Household teams compete head to head in this fun trivia battle!

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  5. Shelter-in-Play" Virtual Lotería Night

    March 26, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Webinar

    Lotería, Spanish for lottery, is a traditional game of chance using images on cards.

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Menlo Park Events for Adults

  1. Online exhibit - Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America

    February 16, 2021 - March 31, 2021 @ Online

    This new, interactive art and history exhibit highlights early African American photographer John Johnson and the stories of his friends and neighbors.

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  2. Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them

    March 4, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Webinar

    Misinformation can spread faster than microbes!

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  3. Story Time for Adults

    March 5, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm @ Online event

    Take a break, as your Menlo Park Librarians read aloud to you.

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  4. Virtual Conversation Club

    March 9, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Online meeting

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

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  5. Fiction Book Group: History of Love

    March 9, 2021, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm @ Webinar

    Join us as we discuss the book Washington Post calls "at least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious."

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  6. Virtual Conversation Club

    March 10, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Online meeting

    Want to improve your English? Come practice online with us!

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  7. Library Choice (Let's Talk Books)

    March 10, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Online event

    Join us as we share books that we think are worth a read. Get up to date on recent books and some great reads you may have missed.

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  8. The Path(s) to Publication: query letters, agents and the submission process

    March 11, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Webinar

    So, you want to be an author; you’ve even finished your manuscript, but—now what?

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  9. Story Time for Adults

    March 12, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm @ Online event

    Take a break, as your Menlo Park Librarians read aloud to you.

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  10. Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping

    March 15, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Webinar

    Our guest, novelist Mattheew Salesses says, “When we write fiction, we write the world.” He upends Western notions of how a story must progress. His new book explores how we can rethink craft, and the teaching of it, to better reach writers with diverse backgrounds.

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  11. Virtual Conversation Club

    March 16, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Online meeting

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

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  12. Mystery Readers Group: Comparison of Regional Mystery Writers

    March 17, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm @ Online event

    What effect does setting have on story? From the golden age of California P.I. stories, and heading east, we’ll explore some tales rich with regional flavor.

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  13. Virtual Conversation Club

    March 17, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Online meeting

    Want to improve your English? Come practice online with us!

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  14. Let’s Talk Movies: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    March 18, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Online event

    Join us to chat about this much lauded film the Hollywood Reporter says “acts simultaneously as a love letter and eulogy to its eponymous city.”

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  15. Story Time for Adults

    March 19, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm @ Online event

    Take a break, as your Menlo Park Librarians read aloud to you.

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  16. Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: The Left Hand of Darkness

    March 22, 2021, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm @ Online event

    Join us to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

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  17. Virtual Conversation Club

    March 23, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Online meeting

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

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  18. Resetting the Stage: Theatre in a Time of Pandemic

    March 24, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Webinar

    How are local theatre companies getting creative in uncertain times?

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  19. STEAM Class - Bugdork University: Incredible Arthropods

    March 25, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    For Students in Grades K-8: Join Kristie and Jess (The Bug Chicks) for an exciting hour all about insects, spiders and their relatives!

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  20. Raise a Glass, Quarantine-Style

    March 25, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Online event

    Our monthly virtual tasting party is focusing this time on low- and no-alcohol beers!

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  21. Story Time for Adults

    March 26, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm @ Online event

    Take a break, as your Menlo Park Librarians read aloud to you.

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  22. Recognizing Implicit Bias

    March 26, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Webinar

    How do you recognize implicit bias, and how do you deal with it when you encounter it?

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  23. Transforming Prejudice: Identity, Fear, and Transgender Rights

    March 29, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Webinar

    Since the mid-1990s, there has been a seismic shift in attitudes toward gay and lesbian people, but support for transgender individuals lags far behind. Researchers Melissa Michelson and Brian Harrison explored how to get people to rethink their prejudices.

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  24. Virtual Conversation Club

    March 30, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Online meeting

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

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  25. Cooking Demonstration: Ethiopian Shiro Wot

    March 31, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm @ Webinar

    Learn how to make one of Ethiopia’s simplest and most delicious dishes—and cook along, if you like!

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Menlo Park Events for Children

  1. STEAM Class: Our Changing Planet

    March 4, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Webinar

    For students in Grades 2-5: Join instructors from CuriOdyssey for a fun, hands-on earth science class.

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  2. Toddler Tuesday: Nanny Nikki Music

    March 9, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

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

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  3. Storytime

    March 10, 2021, 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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  4. Toddler Tuesday: Mariela’s Music Time

    March 16, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join us for a live, interactive session of bilingual music and fun!

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  5. Storytime

    March 17, 2021, 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. Toddler Tuesday: Storytime with the Beetlelady

    March 23, 2021, 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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  7. Storytime

    March 24, 2021, 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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  8. STEAM Class: Incredible Arthropods

    March 25, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Webinar

    For students in Grades K-8: What is entomology? What are arthropods? We'll get up-close and personal, during a virtual session of "Bugdork University" with the Bug Chicks!

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  9. Toddler Tuesday: Miss Katie Sings

    March 30, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:30 am @ Online event

    Join our special musical guest for sing-alongs, fingerplays, and fun!

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  10. Storytime

    March 31, 2021, 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. Teen Creative Writing Club

    March 5, 2021, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Writing one of your hobbies?

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  2. Dungeons and Dragons Meetup

    March 10, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ Virtual event

    DnD is back! Beginners are welcome!

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  3. Teen Creative Writing Club

    March 12, 2021, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Writing one of your hobbies?

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  4. Teen Creative Writing Club

    March 19, 2021, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Writing one of your hobbies?

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  5. Teen Creative Writing Club

    March 26, 2021, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Writing one of your hobbies?

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Menlo Park Public Meetings

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    March 8, 2021, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ Online

    The Planning Commission is organized according to State statute and 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

    March 9, 2021, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Online

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  3. Complete Streets Commission Meeting

    March 10, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Online

    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. Library Commission Meeting

    March 15, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Online

    The Library 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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  5. City Council Meeting

    March 16, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Online

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  6. Environmental Quality Commission Meeting

    March 17, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Online

    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. Planning Commission Meeting

    March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ Online

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

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  8. City Council Meeting

    March 23, 2021, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Online

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  9. Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

    March 24, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Online

    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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