Tinker and Build with Maker March at S.F. Public Library

For Immediate Release February 23, 2016 Contact: Michelle Jeffers (415) 557-4282;
The Library will transform into a workshop space and tech lab for Maker March, a month-long series of exciting programs.  Believing that we can all be makers, the Library is offering exciting programming at all 28 neighborhood libraries to get brains working and hands moving. Patrons will have opportunities to explore more than 150 programs, like DIY playdough at Ocean View branch on March 12.  Kids can construct scribble bots at Merced branch on March 8, as well as craft sock monkeys in honor of Lunar Year at Ortega branch on March 19.  Youth can create cardboard forts at Visitacion Valley branch on March 4 or participate in a Chinese Cooking workshop at Noe Valley Branch on March 24. Entertainment is also on the horizon with a funny and engaging multi-media performance by Grammy-nominated children’s artist, Gustafer Yellowgold on March 12 11 a.m. at the Main Library. Teens will not be left out as our new teen digital learning center, The Mix at SFPL, will offer up chances to design a 3D object, make a t-shirt tote or learn about fashion design within our Makerspace Open Studio, held on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the month of March. Adults won’t be left out of the maker fun with a wide variety of programs like making a book at Bernal branch on March 12, paper and light tinkering with origami at Potrero branch on March 9 or making a terrarium for the pleasure of nature-based art at Visitacion Valley branch on March 9. Find all 150+ Maker March programs in our special brochure available at any library branch or online at www.sfpl.org/calendar under the topic “Maker March”.
February 23, 2016