Free virtual community events
Words of Peace: Magazine Art with Avideh
Thursday, August 6
Magazines have wonderful images and words that are colorful, fun and inspiring. Learn to use letters and words from magazines to create unique wall-art. All you need for this project are some old magazines, some pre-cut large alphabet letters, scissors, a glue stick, acrylic paint or watercolors, and cardboard.
Puppetry Festival: Bunny Boot Camp
Sunday, August 9
From Puppet Art Theater: Lieutenant Longears and the Bunny Battalion must deliver their Easter eggs before Sergeant Cottontail blows his top—and before the Big Bad Wolf grabs the eggs and eats them up!
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)
Mondays in August
Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)! T.A.G. shares ideas on our library's teen programs, contests, gaming, reading and more. Contact Gina Feil for more information.
Virtual Tour and Art Workshop: Museum of the African Diaspora
Monday, August 10
MoAD docents discuss works from Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, an exhibition that looks at the legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean. Afterward, try your hand at tessellation-style drawing!
Literature Book Group: Late in the Day
Tuesday, August 11
This month, we discuss Tessa Hadley's acclaimed novel about two close-knit couples whose lives are irrevocably changed by an untimely death.
Teen Video Contest: My Community During Quarantine
Deadline: August 12 at 5 p.m.
Show us in a 2-10 minute video what YOU are doing during quarantine. Grades 6-12 Menlo Park residents and students are eligible for prizes! Tag us @menloparklibrary or email Gina Feil to submit.
Mad Science: Movie Special Effects
Wednesday, August 12
Best for ages 5-12
Anything can happen in the movies—thanks to science! This educational, entertaining, spectacular and captivating show. Goes behind the scenes, with hands-on fun.
Teen Creative Writing Club
Fridays in August
Express yourself! Write poetry, short stories, and more presented by our Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.). Join other teens in grades 4-12. New writing prompts weekly.
Cooking Demonstration: Shahi Paneer with Chef Supriya Mehta
Friday, August 14
“Shahi” means royal, so you know any dish with that name is going to be very rich and flavorful! Cook along at home, if you like, as Chef Supriya guides you through an easy recipe that happens to be vegetarian, and very adaptable to a vegan diet.
“Shelter-In-Play” Virtual Bingo Night
Friday, August 14
We are back for another virtual bingo night! Virtual bingo with other Menlo Park community members is just a click away! Play with an interactive digital card or request an emailed pdf. Winners will receive gift cards to Menlo Park businesses.
For complete event listings, visit our online events calendar.