Locations and Hours
1780 Hillsdale Ave
San José, CA 95124
What is the perfect accompaniment to a good book? A good cup of coffee. Celebrate National Coffee Day with a book at the library today.
- The Coffee Trader by David Liss (Fiction Liss) In seventeenth-century Amsterdam, Miguel Lienzo, a Portuguese-Jewish trader desperate to recover his lost fortune, enters into a partnership with seductive Geertruid Damhouder to introduce coffee to the city, and confronts a ruthless adversary.
- Coffee Cozies (746.4304 Coffee) A collection of fun and fabulous coffee cozies. It includes 30 projects that cover various knitting techniques, including intarsia and 3D embellishments, and also present a number of crochet techniques and a delightful felted cozy.
- God In a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for a Perfect Cup of Coffee by Michaele Weissman (641.3373 Weissman) In God in a Cup, journalist and late-blooming adventurer Michaele Weissman treks into an exotic and paradoxical realm of specialty coffee where the successful traveler must be part passionate coffee connoisseur, part ambitious entrepreneur, part activist, and part Indiana Jones.
- Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce and Culture by Taylor Clark (337.1737 Clark) Starbucked will be the first book to explore the incredible rise of the Starbucks Corporation and the caffeine-crazy culture that fueled its success.
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.
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Summer is ending and in its place will start a new school year. For many kids, this new school year will be their first school year. Children will be filled with questions, hesitation and excitement about what will be in store for them. Here are some great books to start the discussion on what types of experiences they'll encounter during the next few months.
- First Day of School by Margaret McNamara - After a summer of playing with his puppy, Michael is sad to learn that she cannot stay with him on the first day of school (J Easy Reader McNamara)
- Mouse’s First Day of School by Lauren Thompson - When he goes to school, Mouse finds a world of new objects and new friends. (J Picture Book Thompson)
- Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish - A literal-minded first-grader's first day of school is filled with confusing adventures, much to her delight. (J Picture Book Parish)
- Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman - On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do. (J Picture Book Gaiman)
- My First Day of School by by Nancy Skarmeas - Daniel liked preschool just fine, but he is not so sure he wants to go to kindergarten. (J Picture Book Skarmeas)
- Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney - Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school. (J Picture Book Dewdney)