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Upcoming Events for Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library

Upcoming Virtual Literary Events 

MELANATED READS: MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER

Monday, August 2

6:30-8:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7497& 

Oyinkan Braithwaite's "short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.

 

BOOK DISCUSSION: FICCIONES

Tuesday, August 10

7:15-8:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7485&

The Menlo Park Library Fictioon Book Group will discuss Argentine writer/poet Jorge Luis Borges’s collection of short stories, named by Le Monde as one of the 100 books of the (20th) Century.

 

STORY TIME FOR ADULTS

Friday, August 13

Noon-12:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7530&month=8&year=2021&day=13&calType=0 

"Odd Fridays" at noon this August: take a break, as Menlo Park librarians read aloud from selected essays and short stories.

 

MYSTERY READERS: FAMOUS HISTORICAL PEOPLE AS DETECTIVES

Wednesday, August 18

3-4:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7481&month=8&year=2021&day=15&calType=0 

Teddy Roosevelt helps find a serial killer! Dorothy Parker finds a body under the Algonquin Round Table! The Menlo Park Library Mystery Readers Group will discuss historical fiction books featuring real people as characters.

 

BOOK DISCUSSION: THE EMPRESS OF SALT AND FORTUNE

Monday, August 23

7:15-8:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7533&month=8&year=2021&day=15&calType=0

The Menlo Park Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group will discuss Nghi Vo’s high-fantasy debut novella, which combines myth and fable with political intrigue in a land inspired by imperial China.

 

AUTHOR EVENT:
THE CHINESE KITCHEN GARDEN: GROWING TECHNIQUES AND FAMILY RECIPES

Thursday, August 26

6:30-7:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7555&month=8&year=2021&day=15&calType=0

In this special event for gardeners and cooks, learn how to grow and enjoy a wide variety of Asian vegetables with gardener, home cook, and author Wendy Kiang-Spray.

 

STORY TIME FOR ADULTS

Friday, August 27

Noon-12:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7531&month=8&year=2021&day=27&calType=0

"Odd Fridays" at noon this August: take a break, as Menlo Park librarians read aloud from selected essays and short stories.

 

BOOK-ISH TRIVIA

Friday, August 27

7-8:30 p.m.

https://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=7479&

We're celebrating the end of our Adult Summer Reading Adventure with an evening of book-related trivia! Have fun answering questions about books, movies, music and more.