Adults

Resume and Interview Workshop

Resume workshopMonday, December 17: Menlo College's Career Services team show how to write and format your resume to grab any employer's attention--and to get past any algorithm. 

Knitting MeetupKnitting Group


Wednesday, December 26: Meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7-9 to crochet, knit, sew, & laugh!  All skill levels welcome.

January is for the BIRDS!

Collage of bird-related events
The Menlo Park Library starts off the new year on a high note, with a month of event focusing on our fine-feathered friends! Enjoy film, science, and hands-on projects of an avian nature.

Film Screening: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Wednesday, Jan. 2
6:30--8:00 pm
Main
All ages
Mark Bittner & Judy Irving: the "Wild Parrots" Whisperers
Saturday, Jan. 5
11:00 am -- Noon
City Council Chambers
Adults & teens
Film Screening: Pelican Dreams
Tuesday, Jan. 8
6:30--8:00 pm
Main
All ages
Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs: the Independent Evolutions of Powered Flight
Wednesday, Jan. 9
7:00--8:00 pm
Main
Adults, teens, & tweens
Paper Cup Parrots
Saturday, Jan. 12
10:30--11:15 am
Main
Ages 3-5
* Registration required *
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Family Science Fair
Sunday, Jan. 13
2:00--3:00 pm
Belle Haven
Ages 6-12 with adult
Attracting Birds to Your Garden
Monday, Jan. 14
7:00--8:00 pm
Main
Adults & teens
Junior Rangers: All About Birds
Tuesday, Jan. 15
4:00--5:00 pm
Main
Ages 7-12
* Registration required *
Bay Area Avian Science Research
Tuesday, Jan. 22
7:00--8:00 pm
Main
Adults & teens
Film Screening: Birders: the Central Park Effect
Wednesday, Jan. 23
7:00--8:00 pm
Main
All ages
Storyteller John Weaver: These Stories are for the Birds!
Thursday, Jan. 24
4:00--4:45 pm
Main
Ages 5-Adult
Adults Paint a Birdhouse
Monday, Jan. 28
6:30--8:00 pm
Main
Adults & teens
* Registration Required *
Warlords of the Air: Raptors
Tuesday, Jan. 29
6:30--8:00 pm
Main
Adults & teens

Board Game Meetup
Board games

Sunday, January 6: 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!

Literature Book Club


Join us for our discussion group, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:30. Our club  discusses 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.
Book covers
January 8: "The Feast of Love," by Charles Baxter
February 12: "The Age of Innocence," by Edith Wharton
March 12: "Manhattan Beach," by Jennifer Egan

Sabor de Mi Cuba

Cuban band

Saturday, January 19: (Belle Haven Branch) Live music! Havana-born Carlitos Medrano and his fellow musicians fuse Afro-Cuban rhythms with world music influences, for a performance of original tunes that will have you out of your seat!

Speculative Fiction Book Group
3 book covers

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.

January 28: "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley
February 25: "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet," by Becky Chambers
March 25: "Street Freaks," by Terry Brooks

Film Discussion Meetup


Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. to informally discuss the movie playing at the Guild Movie Theater the weekend prior. We see the movie on our own and then meet in the library's downstairs meeting room to discuss it together in an informal and friendly environment. Snacks provided. Please contact the organizer with any questions and for more information.

War Comes Home: The Legacy

Soldier with her baby

Coming to the Main Library in 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 is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy.