Monday, February 25: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning political cartoonist, whom the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” currently creates topical animations for KQED. He’ll talk about his career, and the state of political criticism.
Introducing our newest book group! Escape to other worlds through sci-fi, fantasy, horror, dystopia, and more. Meets at the Main Library on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26: “Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes” brings together three artists who confront stereotypes and racism in modern America. We’ll watch the film together, and then discuss it with the director.
March-April, 2019: For veterans, returning home from war can be both an exhilarating and challenging experience. Our special exhibition and program series will explore separation and reunion over multiple American wars.
War Comes Home: The Legacy traveling exhibition is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy.
|A Young Man Goes to War--1944||Tuesday, March 5|
|Arthur Adams joins us to share his experience as a young man drafted into WWII.|
|The Swingin' Blue Stars||Saturday, March 9|
11:00 am -- Noon
|An upbeat performance in 3-part harmony of the songs of the WWII era|
|The Peninsula at War||Tuesday, March 12|
|Discover the Peninsula’s World War II legacy.|
|The War-Torn Brain: Incidence, Management, and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury||Tuesday, March 19|
|Learn about the history of brain injury suffered by our troops, as well as the common dangers for anyone.|
The War at Home
|Monday, March 25|
|Documentary explores a ten-year history of resistance in one American town: Madison, Wisconsin.|
|The Little Exile||Wednesday, March 27|
|Jeanette Arakawa talks of life as a child "internee."|
Return to the Valley: The Japanese-American Experience After World War II
|Monday, April 1|
|Documentary shares the struggles and triumphs as Japanese-Americans rebuilt their lives after World War II.|
|A Visit with Audie Murphy: Actor Duffy Hudson||Saturday, April 6|
11:00 am -- Noon
City Council Chambers
|Decorated WWII soldier, movie star, PTSD sufferer.|
|Disney at War||Monday, April 8|
|An educator from the Walt Disney Family Museum talks about Disney's films for the U.S. Government.|
Where Soldiers Come From
|Tuesday, April 16|
|Documentary follows childhood friends from Michigan to Afghanistan and back.|
|The Civil War: A Family Left Behind||Monday, April 22|
|Nick Adams shares lessons learned from 100 letters from his great-great grandfather.|
Vietnam: The Secret Agent
|Wednesday, April 24|
|Documentary shows the history of chemical warfare and the plight of Vietnam vets.|
|"So, What Are You?"||Tuesday, April 30|
|A moving and hilarious performance by Judi Le, who fled Vietnam with her family upon the Fall of Saigon.|
Would you like to play a game? Drop in and join us on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., for 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. Feel free to bring a game of your own to share!
Learn more about the English as a Second Language Conversation Club. You can practice your English conversation skills with other language learners. The group is sponsored by Project Read - Menlo Park and meets every Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm in the Downstairs Meeting Room.
See the schedule for the Mystery Readers Group.
See the schedule of speakers, authors and performers who visit on selected Saturdays.