Events include an "Instrument Petting Zoo," in which children can try out stringed musical instruments and learn how they work, as well as listen to an interactive musical performance. Two events are scheduled: Thursday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Menlo Park main library, 800 Alma St.; and Sunday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Belle Haven Library at 413 Ivy Drive.
On Jan. 31 from 4 to 5 p.m., the main library will host "Newton in a Nutshell," a hands-on lesson for kids in grades 1-5 to learn about inertia, motion and gravity. Registration is required and sign-ups open at noon on Thursday, Jan. 10.
The program is funded by Friends of the Menlo Park Library.
Go to menlopark.org/STEAM for the full calendar of events.