Willow Glen Branch Library

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Locations and Hours

1157 Minnesota Ave
San José, CA 95125
1-408-808-3045
wg.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

Hours

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

Manager - Nancy Donnell
nancy.donnell@sjlibrary.org
Account Question? - Email wg.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

Willow Glen Events RSS feed for Willow Glen Branch Events Email alerts for Willow Glen Branch Events Printable Calendar for Willow Glen Events

Willow Glen Book Club - Wed, Oct 01 1:00 pm
Stories with Norma - Wed, Oct 01 3:00 pm
Is Starting a Business Right for Me? - Wed, Oct 01 6:30 pm
Baby and Toddler Storytime & Stay... - Thu, Oct 02 10:30 am

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 | |

Maker Camp, Make: Google

 

Summer doldrums getting you down?  Feeling antsy?  Just been kicked out of your house for “accidently” setting the curtains on fire?  Are you just in the mood to build something cool?

The library’s Maker Camp is just the thing for you!

 

With help from Google and MAKE Magazine, we will be transforming the Educational Park Branch into a makerspace.  Every Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, the library will virtually host some of the most interesting professional creators behind the scenes of game design, movies, and music. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm, they’ll have the opportunity to create their own maker projects. 

 

 

Each week will have a different theme, with speakers and projects that will build upon it.

 

Week 1—Makers in Motion (July 7-11, 2014)

Week 2 —Art and Design (July 14-18, 2014)

Week 3—Fun & Games (July 21-25, 2014)

Week 4—Science & Technology (July 28-August 1, 2014)

Week 5—DIY Music (August 4-8, 2014)

Week 6—Make: Believe (August 11-15, 2014)

 

The event is free for all but children under 13 will need a parent or guardian with them to use Google+ or participate in the project.  Check out last year’s events to get an idea of what we’ll be doing this year.  And check out http://makercamp.com/ for more information.

 

Spaces are limited so sign up now.  Contact the Educational Park Library at 1-408-808-3073 to get your name on the list.  

 

Program Schedule

Mondays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting (Watch a live broadcast featuring a different Maker)
Tuesdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting | *12:00 - 1:00 pm Hands-on activity
Wednesdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting
Thursdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting | *12:00 - 1:00 pm Hands-on activity 
*Participants are encouraged to view the video broadcast at 11 a.m. to get a preview of that day's activity
 
Recommended for ages 13-18
Participants under 13 must have a parent/guardian present
 
Posted by Erik Berman on Jun 23, 2014 | Comments: 5 |

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