East San José Carnegie Branch Library

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1102 E. Santa Clara St.
San José, CA 95116


11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Manager - Kimnhung Nguyen
Account Question? - Email eb.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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Teen Read Week: Book Cover Contest - Wed, Oct 01 (All day)
Expand Your Reading Skills:... - Wed, Oct 01 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Computer Assistance - Wed, Oct 01 4:00 pm
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 


Posted by Elizabeth Castañeda on Sep 24, 2014 | |

Image of Treble ClefWednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm at the East San José Carnegie Branch Library


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. 


This program is sponsored by the Friends of the East San José Carnegie Branch Library.

miércoles, 8 de octubre 2014 @ 6:00 pm en la Biblioteca de East San José Carnegie

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.


Este evento es posible gracias a la generosidad de Los Amigos de East San José Carnegie Branch Library.

Posted by Dawn Imada on Sep 22, 2014 | |

Book Sale PictureThe Friends of the East San José Carnegie Library invites everyone to a book sale occurring on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Community Room of the East San José Carnegie Branch Library (1102 E. Santa Clara St., San José, CA 95116).


This is a great opportunity to show your support to your library by purchasing donated and gently used books and media items such as:


  • Books for children, teens and adultos
  • Books in Spanish, English and other languages
  • Movies - DVDs or Videocassettes (VHS)
  • Music CDs

Proceeds from this booksale event will go to help support programs that take place at the East San José Carnegie Library Branch, including special performances such as Latin American Guitar with Jaime Ponce.


We encourage eveyone to be green by bringing their own reusable bags for purchases made at this book sale.


For more information or to volunteer at this book sale, please contact the East San José Carnegie Library by phone at 1-408-808-3075, by e-mail at eb.sjpl@sjlibrary.org or by e-mailing Margaret Fitch, President of the East San José Carnegie Friends group at margaretef@juno.com


Los Amigos de la Biblioteca East San José Carnegie invitan a todos a la venta de libros el sábado, 20 de septiembre 2014 desde 10:00 am hasta 2:00 pm en la sala comunitaria de la Biblioteca East San José Carnegie (1102 E. Santa Clara St., San José, CA 95116).


Éste es una buena oportunidad para apoyar a su Biblioteca East San José Carnegie comprando libros y otros artículos donados y levemente usados como:


  • Libros para niños, jóvenes y adultos
  • Libros en español, inglés o en otros idiomas
  • Películas en DVD o en video (VHS)
  • Música en CD

Los fondos recaudados son para apoyar los programas especiales que toman lugar en la Biblioteca East San José Carnegie, incluyendo Guitarra Latinoamericana con Jaime Ponce.


Para evitar la contaminación ambiental,  le recomendamos a todos que traigan sus propias bolsas para llevar sus compras.


Para más información o para ser un voluntario de este evento, por favor comunicarse a la Biblioteca East San José Carnegie al teléfono 1-408-808-3075, por correo electrónico al eb.sjpl@sjlibrary.org o con la Sra. Margaret Fitch, Presidente de los Amigos de la Biblioteca East San José Carnegie Library al correo electrónico al margaretef@juno.com

Posted by Dawn Imada on Sep 17, 2014 | |

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