Potstickers get punky at library
For the third year, the Nevada County Library will present Cafe Libros.
The event, which usually convenes the second Friday of every month, invites youths from ages 13 to 18 to socialize at the Helling Library and enjoy free pizza and soft drinks at a safe place to gather on a Friday night.
Jennifer Sheffield and her fellow librarians encourage all teens to check out the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An added incentive this week is local punk band the Potstickers performing an hour set.
The band, which plays covers of Blink 182, Sublime and Green Day, features Sasha Fedoroff on vocals and guitar, Lucie Leech on drums, Cody Hood on bass and Parker Brown on guitar. Friday is the group’s first performance at Cafe Libros.
“The turnout has been up and down. We do the best when we have the bands, which is three to four times a year,” Sheffield said. “Other times, when we have crafts or something like that, there’s a little bit of a lower turnout, but (it’s) still good.”
Sheffield said the kids run the show.
“We (the librarians) just host the event. The kids are the ones who decide what they want to do,” she said.
Cafe Libros also tries to change teens’ perception of the library.
“We want to break the library stereotype and make the library a fun place to be,” Sheffield said.
The Libros crew also hopes to give back to a community in which youths have always been under-served, she said.
Cafe Libros encourages new performers to liven up the event.
“If you would like to perform, just give us a call,” Sheffield said.
KNOW & GO
WHAT: Cafe Libros
WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Nevada County Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City
INFORMATION: 265-1538 or http://www.cafelibros.net
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