Children

Storytimes


View the storytime schedule for the Main Library.

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STEAM at the Library

STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. It's an approach to science and technology education that incorporates art and design as essential elements to foster creative problem-solving and to guide innovation.

The library has many free programs ahead, addressing different topics within STEAM. Some are for for all ages, some for teens; some are drop-in, others are by-registration only. Explore the list, and see what's right for you! Next time you are at the library, please pick up a copy of our "STEAM at the Library" booklet.

Saturday, January 27Winter Science Workshop
Grades 1-5
Friday, February 9Manga Basics
Grades K-8
Saturday, February 10Comic Writing Workshop
Grades 3-12
Thursday, February 15Peanuts on the Go
Grades K-2
Thursday, February 15Peanuts in the Library
Grades 3-6
Tuesday, February 20Think It, Ink It
Ages 13-19
Thursday, February 22Anime Your Way
Grades K-8
Thursday, March 8SCIENCE NIGHT
All Ages
Saturday, March 17Amazing Aircraft
Multiple sessions
Tuesday, April 10Tidepool Exploration
Grades K-8
Thursday, April 19Instrument Petting Zoo
Ages 10 and under

Booklists


Get book recommendations!  Lists by age, grade and genre are available for children and teens on our Staff Picks page.

Storyteller John Weaver

Storyteller John Weaver
First Thursdays from 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Something cool after school! Our monthly series of traditional storytelling performances especially for listeners in elementary school and above is back

February 1: Anansi the Trickster
March 1: Springy Tales
April 5: Strange Journeys

Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre:
Mr. Gumpy's Outing

Quack and Wabbit Mr. Gumpy

Wednesday, March 7: The acclaimed puppet company makes a rare Bay Area appearance, with their fun, musical version of the classic John Burningham story!

World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day: Muriel and EricaTuesday, March 20: The Menlo Park Library System is proud to be a part of World Storytelling Day, a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling! We will be hosting a pair of renowned professional storytellers, each sharing a captivating, all-ages performance--one teller at each of our locations! We'd love to see you at both.

3:30 pm, Belle Haven BranchMuriel Johnson
7:00 pm, Main LibraryErica Lann-Clark

Puppet Art Theater's Tommy's Space Adventure

Puppet Art Theater - Tommy’s Space Adventure

Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm:  Enjoy live, interactive puppetry, laughs for all ages, and a post-show introduction to the puppets & how they work. Most seating will be on the floor for this after-hours special event.

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