News Release - September 28, 2009

Teens Take Over the Library

For Immediate Release: Sept. 28, 2009

Contacts: Michelle Jeffers (415) 557-4282

Teens Take Over the Library

TeenQuake Event at San Francisco Public Library Friday, Oct. 16

For the first time in its history, the San Francisco Main Library will be turned over to teens. On Friday, Oct. 16, teenagers will be taking over the building after closing hours for an evening of live music, DJs, spoken word performances, dancing and more.

Created as part of Litquake – the annual Bay Area literary festival celebrating its 10th year – the teen takeover will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a carnival of events for 13 to 19 year olds throughout three floors of the Main Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

β€œThe library is a place for teens to feel free expressing themselves and this event celebrates the myriad forms that creative expression takes for this age group,” said Teen Librarian Jennifer Collins.

Among the events will be a scavenger hunt with a chance to win a Wii console, hands-on workshops and performances by teen writers, artists, musicians, dancers and more. Several authors will be speaking including Frank Portman, author of King Dork and Andromeda Klein, Betsy Franco and Tom Franco, author and illustrator of Metamorphosis, Ying Chang Compestine, author of 18 books including Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, and Tom Dolby, author of The Sixth Form, The Trouble Boy and The Secret Society.

The event is presented by the Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Admission is free.

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