Innovative Teen Center Now Open Seven Days a Week

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295
Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org

Innovative Teen Center Now Open Seven Days a Week

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2017 — The Mix at SFPL, an innovative, youth-designed, 21st century teen learning space located in the Main Library, greets spring breakers this week with new, expanded hours. Previously closed on Sundays and Mondays, The Mix is now open seven days a week. Teens can drop by The Mix for coding classes, cooking demonstrations, open mics, songwriting sessions, poetry slams, drum lessons, 3-D printing workshops, book clubs and more. All activities and services at The Mix are free.

The Mix at SFPL is a hub of out-of-school learning for youth from the City and the Bay Area. The space provides connected learning experiences to not only engage youth and promote learning that aligns with youth-led interests, but to also support youth as they develop necessary 21st century skills.

The Mix provides provides 4,770-square feet of space and equipment for youth ages 13-18 to explore, create and develop digital media and computer skills as well as discover and engage with the Library’s traditional books and materials. Outfitted with state-of-the-art digital media, video/sound recording, computer and creative maker equipment, teens are able to expand their imaginations as well as their technology and literacy skills and engage in individual and team projects that promote critical thinking, inventiveness and skill building.

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Spend Spring Break in The Mix

Girls Who Code – Tuesday, March 28, 4:30 p.m.

Biblio Bistro at The Mix – Tuesday, March 28, 4 p.m.

Tuesday Night Open Mic at The Mix – Tuesday, March 28, 6p.m

Song Writing at The Mix – Wednesday, March 29, 5 p.m

Youth Speaks Turn Up (The Volume!) – Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 p.m.

The Mix Book Club – Thursday, March 30, 4 p.m.

Video Studio: Open House – Thursday, March 30, 4p.m.

Drum Lessons – Friday, March 31, 4 p.m.

3-D Printing Work$hop – Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m.

For a complete list of programs and activities, visit themixatsfpl.org/events.