Virtual exhibition Jan. 4-Feb. 15

"Stitching California" exhibition banner: title on background of quilted flower image

Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

Susan Burton holding a copy of her book
Monday, Jan. 25: From tragedy to addiction and incarceration, and finally release and recovery, Susan Burton is now recognized as one of the New Civil Rights Leaders. Meet her and hear her story.

Story Time for Adults

Hand holding open book
Fridays at Noon: You're never too old for a good story! Take a break each Friday at noon, as your Menlo Park librarians read aloud to you. 

Book Groups Are Back!
Books, stacked diagonally

Join us virtually, to talk about some great reads! Our Fiction Book Group (formerly the "Literature Book Group") meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, our Mystery Readers Group convenes on the 3rd Wednesday, and our Sci-Fi/Fantasy group gets together on the 4th Monday.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book GroupMonday, Jan. 25Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Fiction (AKA Literature) Book GroupTuesday, Feb. 9Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward
Mystery Readers GroupWednesday, Feb. 17Mystery Writers Conferences

Missing the Cinema?

Old-fashioned cinema film reel, with film partially unspooled across table
Enjoy access to thousands of streaming movies on Kanopy--free with your Menlo Park Library card--and join us online for some interesting discussions!
 Monday, Feb. 1 Film Discussion Meetup: What We Do in the Shadows
 Thursday, Feb. 18 Let's Talk Movies: General Magic

Raise a Glass, Quarantine-Style!

Hand grasping glass mug of beer, a surgical mask in background
Thursday, Jan. 28: Our monthly virtual tasting party is focusing this time on winter beers! Join us for trivia and fun.

Book-ish Trivia is Back--Online!

Scrabble tiles spelling out "TRIVA" rest atop a stack of books
Friday, Jan. 29: Gather your team (virtually) and join us for some good ol’ bar-style trivia!

Gardening: Starting from Seed

Open seed packets
Wednesday, Feb. 3: Learn how to start seeds now for spring planting. We will focus on which plants are easiest to germinate. 

Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time

Book cover image from "Human Nature"
Monday, Feb. 8: Over one million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction; Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday will share their book, in which twelve renowned photographers address the future of the environment.

Library Choice: Let's Talk Books

Small human figure standing within huge open boook
Wednesday, Feb. 10: Join us as we share books and other materials that we think are worth a read. We'll bring you up to date on some of the books that have come out lately--or maybe some great reads you may have missed! 

Francisco Jiménez: The Immigrant Experience, a Personal Story

Head shot of the author
Thursday, Feb. 11: The internationally-acclaimed author, who emigrated with his family from Tlaquepaque, Mexico to California and as a child worked alongside his parents in the fields of California, will talk about his life and career.

Cooking Demonstration: Beetroot Tikki and Chai

Small pile of beetroot tikki (fried patties) on plate
Wednesday, Feb. 24: Prepare yourself a delicious Indian snack with the help of our guest chef!