The Eclipse

The "Eclipse of the Decade" is coming, and we've got a series of special free events to help you enjoy it!  Please join us for one or more, and tell your friends!

Upcoming Eclipse events

Make an Eclipse Viewer - August 12-20

Watch the eclipse safely, and in style, by making your own solar viewer!
Drop on in and create your viewer, using the materials and instructions we provide, from Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 20. Available during library's open hours each day.

Xtreme Science Magic (Registration is now FULL) - August 17

The Eclipse! A Viewing Event - August 21

Eclipse (Re)Viewing - August 21

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Adult Summer Learning Challenge

June 1 - August 31
Summer reading is for everyone! Adults can get in the fun, too.  Just log in at, and begin accumulating points for reading, attending library events, and doing other activities.  When you've completed the program, print out your log & bring it to the reference desk to claim a free book!  You'll also be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for Kepler's Books, funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Literature Book Club

Our club will discuss 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.

Next event: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:15 p.m. we discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.