Preserving home movies. Restored rare footage of the Williams Family and Frank Livermore courtesy of videographer Brian George, who offers tips to preserve home movies. Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. members fee/ $5 non members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 321-1004. www.moah.org
Steven Johnson's "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation." Oct. 10, 2 p.m. free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
eBay. Learn how to using online-auction site eBay.com. Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Menlo Art League Annual Exhibit. Jim Gleeson, San Francisco artist, will be the juror. Oct. 3-29, noon-4 p.m. Free. The Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 906-2045.
"Spiderwick Chronicles." Author Tony DiTerlizzi draws from classic children's literature to bring to life a futuristic world. Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 330-2530. www.menloparklibrary.org
Baroque Music with the Albany Consort. Oct. 10, 4-6 p.m. $5-$15, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 854-6555. stbedesmenlopark.org
"California Harvest." Portola Art Gallery group show of paintings, pastels and photography. Through Oct., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 321-0220.