It's Almost Here!!!
The 2014 Mission Branch Library Open House & Cinco de Mayo Celebration!
Join us for an afternoon of programs as part of the 2014 Mission Branch Library Open House and Cinco de Mayo Celebration!
At the Children's Room:
12:00 to 2 p.m. Celebrating Maker May!
Come make a Marble Machine, build with LEGOS, and make a creation with home-made Play-doh! Marble Machine: Roll a marble down a contraption of your own design, built with everyday materials and your imagination. This program will let their inner artist and engineer come out! Sign-ups will be on day of event. Marble Machine for ages 6+, other stations open to children 3+. In partnership with San Francisco's Exploratorium.
At the Adult Reading Room:
1:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration with Adriana Lahl of Sal de Vida Gourmet, a La Cocina Incubator Business.
Learn how to make original Mexican masa creations like quesadillas, tlacoyos, sopes, and embedded flower tortillas and join us for an explanation of why 5 de Mayo is also an American holiday. Adriana is also co-author of Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes. Her book will be available for purchase following the demonstration.
La Cocina is a groundbreaking business incubator located in San Francisco's Mission district designed to reduce the obstacles that prevent low-income food entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses.
2:30 p.m. Musical Performance by Coro de la Treinta (30th Street Chorus) of the Community Music Center
This community choir for older adults is a collaboration between the San Francisco Community Music Center and the 30th St. Senior Center. The choir sings primarily in Spanish, English, and Tagalog, including many classics from Latin America. Coro de la Treinta is directed by Martha Rodríguez-Salazar and accompanied by Jennifer Peringer.
Refreshments will be served. All the programs are free and all ages are welcomed!