Locations and Hours
1157 Minnesota Ave
San José, CA 95125
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 email@example.com
--> 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.
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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.
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
Who wants to go camping? June is National Camping Month, and Summer has arrived. It's time to enjoy the natural fauna and flora that surrounds us. In the Bay Area, it's easy to get out to the open spaces. Here is a short list of books available to help you find that perfect campground.
California Camping by Tom Stienstra. 2013
Northern California Camping: The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping by Tom Stienstra. 2013
Best in Tent Camping: Northern California by Bill Mai. 2008