Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

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Locations and Hours

921 South First St.
San José, CA 95110
1-408-294-1237
bla.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

Hours

Mon
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri
CLOSED
Sat
CLOSED
Sun
CLOSED

Manager - Kimnhung Nguyen
kimnhung.nguyen@sjlibrary.org
Account Question? - Email bla.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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Teen Read Week: Book Cover Contest - Thu, Oct 02 (All day)
Easy English for Adults - Thu, Oct 02 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preschool Storytime (Eng/Spa) &... - Thu, Oct 02 10:30 am
Easy Reading for Adults - Thu, Oct 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Silicon Valley Manufacturing WeekAs the Library celebrates Silicon Valley Manufacturing Week, taking place Mon., Sept. 29 to Fri., Oct. 3, join us for our STEAMstacks digital paper cutting workshop and bring out the maker in you.

 

The event will include a brief introduction about a digital paper cutting machine for both artistic creativity and innovative exploration.​​  

 

While we will have fun, it's great to keep in mind that activities of these types further fuel our abilities and initial thoughts about making things and manufacturing.  ​Participants will create a work with a computer and digital paper cutting machine.  Space is limited, please register in advance at the Information Desk.

 

About the Library's STEAMstacks Programs
Many of modern civilization’s most profound developments were initiated here in San Jose and Silicon Valley, and were the result of someone with an idea in mind and the ability to bring it to life.  More than ever, people here are harnessing that legacy, breaking out of the role of consumer and becoming creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. 

 

The concept of Library is expanding from a place for consumption of information and media, to a place for self-directed and peer-assisted learning, creation, invention, and entrepreneurship. Hands-on technology learning can expose disenfranchised youth and adult residents to opportunities to develop skills and access the hardware and software industries that are booming around them in the Silicon Valley.  

 

Thus, the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) has created STEAMstacks maker programs that combine reading, showing and making and that emphasize science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM).  While STEAMstacks encourages local community engagement, it is also part of a new international movement fostering creative, social thinking and life-long learning through making.  SJPL intends to be a key node in that connected learning network and incorporate its capabilities into the community’s overall knowledge infrastructure.​

Posted by Elizabeth Castañeda on Oct 1, 2014 | |

Teens come out and jam out at the Library! 
 
Every SECOND Friday of the month starting
October 10 from 6-8:30 p.m.
 

Rose Garden Branch Library

1580 Naglee Ave. San Jose, CA 95126

 

All genres and musical backgrounds welcome! 

Must bring your own instrument. 

 

For more information contact Mark Giannuzzi at mark.giannuzzi@sjlibrary.org

 

--> How to prepare for Music Jam Nights for Teens

 

1.       Make sure your instrument is in good working order (bring it with you)

2.       Prepare one or two songs for performance. Short melodies, chord progressions, and/or rhythmic motifs work, too. We can build jams around them.

3.       Consider notating the music for other musicians to read. These can be full charts, chord/melody arrangements, or short ideas to be developed during the jams.

4.       Plan to play with others in a variety of styles that you may or may not be familiar with. The facilitator will ensure that a safe, respectful, and collaborative environment is maintained.

5.       Plan to play at a comfortable volume, so everyone can hear themselves. Depending on the musicians, we may play loud at times, but the overall volume will be maintained at a moderate level to ensure all instruments can be heard and that no one’s hearing is at risk.

6.       Bring a willingness to have fun, experiment, try new things, meet new friends, and make music with your peers.

 

Music Jam Nights for Teens is envisioned as a maker-space environment that provides teens with the opportunity to develop skills in music improvisation and performance, songwriting, and composition. Simultaneously, Music Jam Nights for Teens aims to support teen awareness of, and participation in, SJPL’s Battle of the Bands. Each jam session will be unique, though a variety of activities, musical ice-breakers, and other performance and song-writing based information will be included. 

 

Proudly presented by San Jose Public Library 

#SJPLjamnights

Posted by Elizabeth Castañeda on Sep 24, 2014 | |

Image of Treble CleffWednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana

 Enjoy a demonstration of Latin American music from México, Cuba, Argentina and Spain. Guitarist Jaime Ponce will perform a variety of songs including a waltz, Romanza, Flamenco, and Mexican Folklore.  He will also sing songs in Spanish for children.

miércoles, 1 de octubre 2014 @ 6:00 pm en la Biblioteca Latinoamericana

Disfruten de una demostración de la música latinoamericana de México, Cuba, Argentina y España. El guitarrista Jaime Ponce tocará una variedad de canciones, incluyendo un vals, Romanza, Flamenco, y Folklórico Mexicana. Jaime Ponce también cantará canciones en español para niños.

Posted by Dawn Imada on Sep 23, 2014 | |

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