Adult Craft Night: Peach Blossom ornament
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Mitchell Park Library
Enjoy a crafty evening as we make peach blossom ornaments to celebrate Lunar New Year. Peach blossoms symbolize longevity, growth, and love. They are said to bring luck to those seeking love and romance. Using red envelopes, we will create a decorative piece to welcome in luck, love, and prosperity in the Year of the Rabbit.
All supplies will be provided! You are welcome to bring your own envelopes if you’d like to upcycle them in this project. We’ll be using 10 small envelopes.
Feel free to register to receive an email reminder for this event and help us know how many people to expect. The craft is available while supplies last. Learn more
Floral Arranging Workshop: Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Chinese New Year by making a themed arrangement. Learn more about the event and register here.
Teen Movie Night: Black Panther
Saturday, February 16, 2023 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Join the Palo Alto Teen Library Advisory Board for a fun, chill evening of pizza, popcorn, snacks and entertainment in celebration of Black History Month. Bring your own blankets and pillows for an extra cozy time! Learn more about Teen Movie Night here.
Family Craft: Paint a Rainbow
Friday, February 17, 2023 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Join the library in recognizing Black History Month by creating art inspired by Alma Woodsey Thomas. For this month’s Family Craft event, we will learn all about Alma’s patterns and brushstrokes, and practice them with many different colors! This event is for ages 5 through 11. Registration is required. Learn more and register here.
King Artist Residency: Project Celebration
Friday, February 24, 2023 | 4 p.m.
In 2021 the City of Palo Alto Public Art Program launched the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Coretta Scott King artist residency program, engaging community members in conversations about equity, inclusion, and belonging in Palo Alto. Come meet artist Rayos Magos on February 24 at 4 p.m. on King Plaza at City Hall and see his sculpture created after a six-month community engagement process. Artist Rayos Magos’ residency, Rituals of Resilience, sparked conversations about culture, identity, belonging, and resilience, with a special focus on amplifying voices of Latinx and BIPOC community members and mental health service providers. The sculpture, called Te Veo, Te Escucho, Te Honro (I see you, I hear you, I honor you), will temporarily remain on view on King Plaza for approximately nine months. For more information visit cityofpaloalto.org/publicart, or view event details here.