Balboa High school

San Francisco Public Library


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It's been an exciting month! Mario came and visited with Nintendo and we werefeatured on the radio in a story about how libraries are evolving! Our friend Chazshowed off his crib and we learned how to make tacos, salsa, and horchata from scratch. And we're not even a year old yet! The Mix is rapidly becoming a destination for high school teens looking for a place to learn, meet friends, and hang out. Help us spread the word to the teens in your life!
The Mix is turning one! Save the date for our first birthday party on
Saturday, June 18th. We'll have special all-ages hours
so that everyone can celebrate this exciting milestone with us!
Upcoming Events at The Mix


We host free workshops every day, from maker activities like sewing, cooking, and 3D printing, to film and audio production programs. We even have not just one, but two weekly poetry workshops. Check out our online calendar for more information about our drop-in programs, or download a  PDF of our April brochure!


Learn about future jobs and careers from people who are passionate about and excited to share their life experiences. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds and will talk about how they got to where they are now, including failures and achievements that happened along the way. Sponsored by Lowell High School's Community Oriented Applied Learning Club (COAL) and The Mix at SFPL.

Gene Yang in Conversation
with Raina Telgemeier

On Saturday, May 7th, Children's Book Council presents their West Coast keynote event celebrating Children's Book Week A fun, engaging opportunity for young people to meet and learn from their favorite graphic novelists.


You can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, and more with your library card with hoopla! All you need is a web browser, smart phone, or tablet to get started. Get started today!
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Summer Squad 2016


San Francisco Public Library needs your help! Join Summer Squad, our summer volunteer program where rising 7th graders to 12th graders assist library staff with the Summer Stride learning program and other duties. Volunteers must be willing to learn the details of Summer Stride, take direction from library staff, and promote the program to library users. Potential volunteers must participate in training at the branch library where they wish to volunteer.

Check out our application online today!


From Our Partners
Do you have an opinion about how your City makes decisions that affect you and your friends? Do you want to be involved with youth representation at City Hall? The Youth Commission is a group of San Franciscans between the ages of 12 and 23 whose job it is to stand up for the needs of all young people in the city. 

Learn more and apply by April 24th!

Youth Speaks is accepting applications for SPOKES, their Youth Advisory Board and paid internship program. SPOKES are not only the public face of Youth Speaks, but they also receive artistic and professional development that prepare them to be leaders in their school, community, and the world at large.

Learn more and apply by May 27th!

The California Academy of Sciences' Youth Programs is now recruiting youth currently in grades 6-12 for summer 2016 paid internships and volunteer opportunities! Applications are now open for youth who are excited about the natural world and interested in communicating their passion for science in dynamic and creative ways. For more information about our programs or to apply visit:


Get in The Mix!

All-Ages Tours: Interested in becoming a partner, learning more about The Mix, or just getting a chance to visit our space? Everyone is invited to our all-ages tour and orientation on Saturday, May 7th (10-10:30 AM: tour; 10:30-11:30 optional orientation). Sign-ups are required via Eventbrite!

Event Space: Looking for a place to hold your next workshop, meeting, or performance for teens? The Mix is a great location: centrally located, steps from public transit, and full of AV equipment. If you can open your event to the public, we would love to host you at the library! Send us an email for more

Group Visits: Bring your class, summer camp, or teen group for a visit at The Mix or one of our branches. Just fill out this form and we'll be in touch!

Already a Partner? Attend the next partnership meeting on Thursday, April 21st,9:30-10:30 AM at The Mix.

Help Us Promote Summer at The Mix

It is our hope that The Mix will become the living room for Bay Area teens this summer. Help us get the word out!
  • Follow us on Instagram (@themixatsfpl) and encourage any teens you know to follow us to stay up-to-date about our programs.
  • Use the hashtag #themixatsfpl when you post about us on Twitter and Instagram. Posts with that hashtag automatically show up on the Made at the Mix page of our website and help to highlight the diversity of things happening in our space.
  • Forward this email to your colleagues who work with teens and encourage them to get involved and spread the word. They can sign up directly from our website (form is in the bottom right corner).
  • Share our monthly program brochure with teens!
Upcoming Events at The Mix