Past Events

Bugs in Nature @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Come learn how to hunt for bugs in nature and why entomologists collect bugs.  Make your own insect "pooter", then grab a net and head outside of the library to search for bugs with Beetlelady.

FREE

Baby Bugs @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Join Beetlelady for this special baby-friendly buggy story time.  We will read buggy stories, sing buggy songs, and meet some baby-friendly real live bugs.

FREE

Arthropod Defenses @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Insects are food for all kinds of organisms, so they spend a lot of time trying not to get eaten. Learn about the cool ways insects defend themselves.  We’ll search for hidden bugs, play with warning coloration, meet live arthropod, and learn how bugs defend themselves.

FREE

Bugs in Nature @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Come learn how to hunt for bugs in nature and why entomologists collect bugs.  Make your own insect "pooter", then grab a net and head outside of the library to search for bugs with Beetlelady.

FREE

Science Night @ Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA

Come join Beetlelady and other presenters for a fun and interactive science evening at the library. Meet bugs up close and explore the incredible world of insects.

FREE

Marvelous Moths @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Come learn about the world of marvelous moths. These night-flying insects are important pollinators and play vital roles in nature.  Kids will meet hornworm caterpillars up close and get to hold a wiggly moth pupa in their hands.

FREE

Bug Hunt @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

In the Bug Hunt preschooler class children learn about collecting bugs and how to find bugs in their own neighborhood. Kids will meet live bugs up close and make their own bug jar necklaces to take home.

FREE

Baby Bug Story Time @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Join Beetlelady for this special baby-friendly buggy story time.  We will read buggy stories, sing buggy songs, and meet some baby-friendly real live bugs.

FREE

Baby Bugs @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Join Beetlelady for this special baby-friendly buggy story time.  We will read buggy stories, sing buggy songs, and meet some baby-friendly real live bugs.

FREE

Insect Flight @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

The evolution of insect flight has played a huge role in their success. Learn about the different types of insect wings and the amazing ways they fly.

FREE

Insect Flight @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

The evolution of insect flight has played a huge role in their success. Learn about the different types of insect wings and the amazing ways they fly.

FREE

Super Spiders @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Learn about the fantastic spiders in your backyard.  This Beetlelady preschooler program will introduce young children to the world of spiders and teach them to view theses wonderful creatures with kindness and appreciation. Kids will meet live spiders and make their own watercolor spider web art.

FREE

Super Spiders @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

Learn about the fantastic spiders in your backyard.  This Beetlelady preschooler program will introduce young children to the world of spiders and teach them to view theses wonderful creatures with kindness and appreciation. Kids will meet live spiders and make their own watercolor spider web art.

FREE

Baby Bug Story Time @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Join Beetlelady for this special baby-friendly buggy story time.  We will read buggy stories, sing buggy songs, and meet some baby-friendly real live bugs.

FREE

So Many Bugs @ Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA

The So Many Bugs preschooler class teaches children about the astounding number of bugs in our world.

FREE

Insect Flight @ Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA

The evolution of insect flight has played a huge role in their success. Learn about the different types of insect wings and the amazing ways they fly.

FREE

Baby Bugs @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Join Beetlelady for this special baby-friendly buggy story time.  We will read buggy stories, sing buggy songs, and meet some baby-friendly real live bugs.

FREE

Bug Hunt @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

In the Bug Hunt preschooler class children learn about collecting bugs and how to find bugs in their own neighborhood. Kids will meet live bugs up close and make their own bug jar necklaces to take home.

FREE

Eat or Be Eaten @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Insects eat everything you can imagine.  From predators to herbivores and beyond, learn how bug mouthparts have adapted to eat all kinds of foods.  Learn about the different strategies arthropod predators use to hunt and catch their prey.

FREE

Eat or Be Eaten @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Insects eat everything you can imagine.  From predators to herbivores and beyond, learn how bug mouthparts have adapted to eat all kinds of foods.  Learn about the different strategies arthropod predators use to hunt and catch their prey.

FREE

Bug Sounds @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

Insects make all kinds of noises for all kinds of reasons.  In the Bug Sounds preschooler class we’ll learn about how insects make sounds, what insects sound like, and play in the noisy world of bugs.

FREE

Bugs of Pokémon @ Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA

The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, spent his childhood collecting bugs in the Japanese countryside.  His love of bugs can be seen throughout Pokémon from the buggy pocket monsters that were inspired by real insects and arachnids, to the Pokémon attacks and abilities that actually exist in the real world.  Come learn about the bugs […]

FREE

Sneaky Bugs @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

In the Sneaky Bugs class we’ll learn all about how bugs hide and how they defend themselves. Meet live bugs up close and make insect camouflage art to take home.  

FREE

Bugs for Lunch @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Insects are and important source of food for all sorts of creatures in nature.  In the Bugs for Lunch class, kids will learn about all the animals that depend on bugs for food, even some humans.  They will meet live bugs up close and create their own buggy bookmarks to take home.

FREE

Baby Bugs @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Join Beetlelady for this special baby-friendly buggy story time.  We will read buggy stories, sing buggy songs, and meet some baby-friendly real live bugs.

FREE

Bugs and Bugscicles @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Every wonder what happens to insects in the winter?  Come learn how insects adapt to the cooler months of the year.  Create your own insect ornaments to decorate for the season.

FREE

Bugs and Buscicles @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Every wonder what happens to insects in the winter?  Come learn how insects adapt to the cooler months of the year.  Create your own insect ornaments to decorate for the season.

FREE

Bug Colors @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

The Bug Colors preschooler class introduces children to the beauty of insects through an exploration of insect colors. Kids will meet live bugs and create their own colorful butterfly magnets.

FREE

Bugs Change @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

The Bugs Change preschooler class teaches children about the wonders of metamorphosis. Kids will meet live beetles in all their life stages and create their own marvelous metamorphosis art.

FREE

Beautiful Beetles @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

Did you know that 1 in 5 species is a beetle?  The Beautiful Beetles preschooler class introduces children to the incredibly diverse world of beetles. We’ll learn about beetle pets, meet real beetles  up close, and create beautiful jewelry with real  beetle wings. 

FREE

Wow Bugs! @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

The Wow Bugs! preschooler class offers an introduction to the amazing world of insects and other arthropods.  Kids will listen to bug stories, move like speedy centipedes, and meet live bugs up close. 

FREE

Bugs for Lunch @ San Carlos Library

Insects are and important source of food for all sorts of creatures in nature.  In the Bugs for Lunch class, kids will learn about all the animals that depend on bugs for food, even some humans.  They will meet live bugs up close and create their own buggy bookmarks to take home.

FREE

Helper Bugs @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

The Helper Bugs preschooler class teaches children about the many ways bugs help us and the environment we all live in. Kids will learn about ladybugs, bees, and many other helpful arthropods.  Together, we will create a “helpful hive collage” to decorate  the library. 

FREE

Pop-Up Bug Museum

CuriOdyssey 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA

Come see the debut of Beetlelady's exciting new offering: the Pop-Up Bug Museum.  The exhibit will premiere for CuriOdyssey's First Friday Family Night on November 5th and then stay up the rest of the weekend, November 6-7.

Pop-Up Bug Museum

CuriOdyssey 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA

Come see the debut of Beetlelady's exciting new offering: the Pop-Up Bug Museum.  The exhibit will premiere for CuriOdyssey's First Friday Family Night on November 5th and then stay up the rest of the weekend, November 6-7.

Pop-Up Bug Museum

CuriOdyssey 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA

Come see the debut of Beetlelady's exciting new offering: the Pop-Up Bug Museum.  The exhibit will premiere for CuriOdyssey's First Friday Family Night on November 5th and then stay up the rest of the weekend, November 6-7.

Bug Hunt PreK @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

In the Bug Hunt preschooler class children learn about collecting bugs and how to find bugs in their own neighborhood. Kids will meet live bugs up close and make their own bug jar necklaces to take home. 

FREE

Bug Sounds PreK @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Insects make all kinds of noises for all kinds of reasons.  In the Bug Sounds preschooler class we’ll learn about how insects make sounds, what insects sound like, and play in the noisy world of bugs.

FREE

Bugs of Pokémon @ Atherton Library

Atherton Library 2 Dinkelspiel Station Ln, Atherton, CA

The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, spent his childhood collecting bugs in the Japanese countryside.  His love of bugs can be seen throughout Pokémon from the buggy pocket monsters that were inspired by real insects and arachnids, to the Pokémon attacks and abilities that actually exist in the real world.  Come learn about the bugs […]

FREE

Amazing Arthropods @ Millbrae Library

Millbrae Library 1 Library Ave, Millbrae

Learn about the differences between arthropods, insects, and arachnids, meet some fascinating live arthropods, and learn about record-breaking bugs.

FREE

Beautiful Beetles @ North Fair Oaks Library

North Fair Oaks Library 2510 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA

Did you know that 1 in 5 species is a beetle?  The Beautiful Beetles preschooler class introduces children to the incredibly diverse world of beetles. We’ll learn about beetle pets, meet real beetles  up close, and create beautiful jewelry with real  beetle wings.  

FREE

Bugs of Pokémon @ Brisbane Library

Brisbane Library 250 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane, CA

The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, spent his childhood collecting bugs in the Japanese countryside.  His love of bugs can be seen throughout Pokémon from the buggy pocket monsters that were inspired by real insects and arachnids, to the Pokémon attacks and abilities that actually exist in the real world.  Come learn about the bugs […]

FREE

Metamorphosis @ Belmont Library

Belmont Library 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA

The metamorphosis class teaches children about the wonders of metamorphosis. Kids will meet live beetles in all their life stages and create their own marvelous metamorphosis art. 

FREE

Eat or Be Eaten @ Millbrae Library

Millbrae Library 1 Library Ave, Millbrae

Insects eat everything you can imagine.  From predators to herbivores and beyond, learn how bug mouthparts have adapted to eat all kinds of foods.  Learn about the different strategies arthropod predators use to hunt and catch their prey.

FREE

Bugs of Pokémon @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, spent his childhood collecting bugs in the Japanese countryside.  His love of bugs can be seen throughout Pokémon from the buggy pocket monsters that were inspired by real insects and arachnids, to the Pokémon attacks and abilities that actually exist in the real world.  Come learn about the bugs […]

FREE

Beautiful Beetles @ Foster City Library

Foster City Library 1000 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA

Did you know that 1 in 5 species is a beetle?  The Beautiful Beetles preschooler class introduces children to the incredibly diverse world of beetles. We’ll learn about beetle pets, meet real beetles  up close, and create beautiful jewelry with real  beetle wings.  

FREE

Bugs of Pokémon @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, spent his childhood collecting bugs in the Japanese countryside.  His love of bugs can be seen throughout Pokémon from the buggy pocket monsters that were inspired by real insects and arachnids, to the Pokémon attacks and abilities that actually exist in the real world.  Come learn about the bugs […]

FREE

Insect Flight @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

The evolution of insect flight has played a huge role in their success. Learn about the different types of insect wings and the amazing ways they fly.

FREE