Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

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921 South First St.
San José, CA 95110


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

Manager - Kimnhung Nguyen
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Easy English for Adults - Tue, Sep 30 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Easy Reading for Adults - Tue, Sep 30 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Game On!: Wii - Tue, Sep 30 3:00 pm
Pronunciation Class for Adults - Tue, Sep 30 4:00 pm - 5:30 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


--> 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 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 | |
















In collaboration with Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library and Washington Elementary School, the Collaborative Community Program (CCP) will offer two programs this school year to assist school age children (grades Kindergarten – 5th) in obtaining academic success.

This year the Collaborative Community Program will be providing their Mentor Program to school age children two days a week, starting September 8th.


On Mondays, they will offer academic/homework assistance in reading and mathematics for children  from Kindergarten through 3rd grade at the Washington Elementary School, Room D2 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. To sign-up for this, please come the Washington Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 8th at 2:30pm.


On Thursdays, for children from Kindergarten through 5th grade, they will provide a project-based mentoring and literacy at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library in the Community Room from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Please come to the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library – Community Room on Thursday, Sept. 11th at 3:30pm to sign up for this program.


For more information on program, please contact Collaborative Community Program by phone at 1-408-634-2125, by email at or on Facebook at



En colaboración con la Biblioteca Latinoamericana y el Escuela Primaria Washington, el Programa Comunitario de Colaboración (CCP) ofrecerá este año escolar dos programas para ayuda a los niños de Kinder hasta el 5° grado para obtener éxito académico.


Este año, el Programa Comunitario de Colaboración (CCP) va proveerá su Programa de Mentores a los niños de edad escolar dos días a la semana, empiezando el 8 de septiembre.


En los lunes, CCP ofrecerá a los niños de Kinder hasta 3° grado  asistencia con la tarea, lectura y matématicas en la Escuela Primaria Washington, el sálon número D2 de 2:30 p.m. hasta 4:00 p.m. Para inscribirse, por favor vengan en persona al la Escuela Primaria Washington el lunes, 8 de septiembre a las 2:30 p.m.


En los jueves para los niños de Kinder hasta 5° grado, CCP va ofrecer aprendizaje basado en proyectos y lectura en la Biblioteca Latinoamericana, sálon comunitario de 3:30 p.m. hasta las 5:00 p.m. Por favor inscribirse en persona en la Biblioteca Latinoamericana, sálon comunitario el jueves, 11 de septiembre a las 3:30 p.m.


Para más información sobre este programa, por favor contacte el Programa Comunitario de Colabaración por teléfono al 1-408-634-2125, por correo electrónico o por Facebook al

Posted by Adrian Barrientos on Sep 5, 2014 | |

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