Upcoming Events for Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library

Upcoming Literary Events 

 

STORYTIME FOR ADULTS

Friday, April 2

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Take a break, and tune in as Menlo Park Librarians share essays and short stories.

 

MELANTED READS: THE VANISHING HALF

Monday, April 5

6:30-8 p.m. 

Our newest book group discusses Brit Bennet’s novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

SAFE SPACES FOR WRITERS

Thursday, Apr. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Writing programs, critique groups, workshops, seminars, panels, conferences — how can you get the most out of them? Megan E. McDonald will share her experience with a variety of educational and networking environments for aspiring authors.

STORYTIME FOR ADULTS

Friday, April 9

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Take a break, and tune in as Menlo Park Librarians share essays and short stories.

FICTION BOOK GROUP: THE KNOWN WORLD

Tuesday, April 13

7:15-8:30 p.m.

Join us online to discuss the Edward P. Jones historical novel that Time magazine called “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.”

LIBRARY CHOICE

Wednesday, April 14

7-8 p.m.

Join us as we share books that we think are worth a read. Get up to date on recent books and some great reads you may have missed.

STORYTIME FOR ADULTS

Friday, April 16

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Take a break, and tune in as Menlo Park Librarians share essays and short stories.

* AUTHOR EVENT: 

THE N-WORD: HISTORY, RACE AND THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM

Monday, April 19

4-5 p.m. 

What is it about that word? OAH Distinguished Lecturer Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Ph.D., a professor, researcher—and daughter of iconic comedian Richard Pryor—shares her perspective.

***Dr. Pryor is author of Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship Before the Civil War

MYSTERY READERS GROUP: FOODIE MYSTERIES

Wednesday, April 21

3-4:30 p.m.

From tea with Miss Marple, to a gourmet meal with Nero Wolf, we’ll discuss stories that offer a lot to chew on.

STORYTIME FOR ADULTS

Friday, April 23

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Take a break, and tune in as Menlo Park Librarians share essays and short stories.

BOOK-ISH TRIVIA

Friday, April 23

7-8:30 p.m.

What is your book knowledge? It doesn’t really matter! You're cordially invited to join us for a Book-ish Trivia Night. Gather your team and join us for some good ol’ bar-style trivia, virtually, of course!

SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOK GROUP: MAMA DAY

Monday, April 26

7:15-8:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss Gloria Naylor's book, which is at once a contemporary love story, a timeless generational saga, a chillingly believable tale of the supernatural, and a homage to the redemptive power of African-American tradition.

* AUTHOR EVENT: 

FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY: THE KILLING OF VINCENT CHIN AND THE TRIAL THAT GALVANIZED THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT

Monday, April 27 

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Author Paula Yoo joins us to share her new book, which documents pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.

STORYTIME FOR ADULTS

Friday, April 30

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Take a break, and tune in as Menlo Park Librarians share essays and short stories.