Locations and Hours
1580 Naglee Ave.
San José, CA 95126
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
The Library 2 Library Bicycle Tour is for library lovers and bicycle enthusiasts.
The Tour is scheduled for Saturday, 2014 October 18, starting at 9:30 AM at the San Jose Public Library Rose Garden Branch. From the Rose Garden Branch the Tour travels to the Santa Clara City Library, the Sunnyvale Public Library and ends at the Mountain View Public Library.
Each library stop will include a guided tour of the library, a craft and a surprise event. There will also be limited edition spoke cards.
Group rides will leave after each of the library tours. Feel free to join the group rides or go at your own pace. Hop on and off whenever you want.
Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle and a snack!
9:30 AM: San Jose Public Library, Rose Garden Branch
10:00 AM: Leave Rose Garden Branch Library
10:45 AM: Santa Clara City Library Tour
11:00 AM: Leave Santa Clara City Library
11:45 AM: Sunnyvale Public Library Tour
12:00 PM: Leave Sunnyvale Public Library
12:30 PM: Mountain View Public Library tour
Library 2 Library route map coming soon!
Please Note:The bicycle tour will be held rain or shine