Step inside a creative, playful and collaborative, multi-generational “sandbox,” where you and your family can explore coding, storytelling, games and civic technology. The creative pop-up makerspace features LA Makerspace, Code for America, Beta The Robot, General Assembly and Learn Do Share.

Activities include Minecraft and Scratch workshops; coding with Beta the Robot; a mini-design hackathon hosted by Code For America; a Design Thinking workshop for teens interested in designing a teen space at the Pico Branch Library; Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things, a global prototype that allows participants to step into an interactive and collaborative story.

This free, daylong event will be held at the Pico Branch Library on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pico Branch Annex, 2201 Pico Blvd. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library-Pico Branch at (310) 458-8684.


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