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Spring Music Series - Season Opener

Jose Valentino Ruiz - Latin Jazz

2020-03-08 14:30:00 2020-03-08 15:30:00 America/New_York Spring Music Series - Season Opener Headquarters Branch

Sunday, March 08
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-08 14:30:00 2020-03-08 15:30:00 America/New_York Spring Music Series - Season Opener Emmy Award winner and Latin Grammy award nominee, and now Latin Grammy Award winner and UF music professor, José Valentino Ruiz plays Latin Jazz. Headquarters Branch

Headquarters Branch

Meeting Room A

Emmy Award winner and Latin Grammy award nominee, and now Latin Grammy Award winner and UF music professor, José Valentino Ruiz plays Latin Jazz.

Jose Valentino Ruiz

EMMY® Award Winner and 3-time GRAMMY® Award Nominee artist-music producer-audio engineer, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, is an internationally-acclaimed recording and performing artist,, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, missionary, and educator known for his passionate performances, versatility, and fluid expression on the flute, saxophone, bass, and Latin percussion.

As a prolific recording artist, producer, and composer, José Valentino has produced 15 solo albums within the traditions of contemporary jazz.  Currently, José Valentino is working on an innovative album, "The Global Funk" which features his extraordinary musicianship on multiple instruments and compositions that infuse powerful lyrics sung by José in Mandarin, Swahili, Spanish, Hindi, Zulu, and more.

As a college professor, José served as Instructor of Record (2013 - 2016) for numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in commercial music subjects at the University of South Florida. From August 2016 to May 2019, Dr. Ruiz transition to Cleveland, TN to serve as Assistant Professor of Music Business, Production, and Jazz at Lee University.  In August 2019, Dr. Ruiz transitioned back to Florida to become the Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida.  His passion is cultivating artistic identity and entrepreneurialism among aspiring professionals to become leaders within the globally-expanding music industry. José Valentino’s students have become leaders in the music business.

Please join us for an afternoon of Latin jazz with Dr. José Valentino Ruiz!



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Headquarters Branch

Phone: 352-334-3900

Hours
We're closed Saturday April 04
We're closed Sunday April 05
We're closed Monday April 06
We're closed Tuesday April 07
We're closed Wednesday April 08
We're closed Thursday April 09
We're closed Friday April 10
We're closed Saturday April 11
Mon, Mar 30 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Mar 31 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 01 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 02 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 03 Closed
Sat, Apr 04 Closed
Sun, Apr 05 Closed

About the library

The Headquarters Branch Library provides access to resources and services in the City of Gainesville and surrounding areas.  It also serves as the headquarters of Alachua County Library District.

Upcoming events

Canceled
Sat, Apr 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Interactive music play and storytime programs for children and their caregivers.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a family-friendly movie every Saturday in the Headquarter's children's department.

Canceled
Sun, Apr 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Local poets from the community will come together to share their work and craft.

Canceled
Sun, Apr 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in to hang out and chat while you work on your sewing project. Sewing machines and sewing notions be available. All skill levels... more
Drop in to hang out and chat while you work on your sewing project. Sewing machines and sewing notions be available. All skill levels welcome.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a movie from the library's collection.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us every Monday in the Teen Space for Teen Movie Mondays. We'll watch a movie and make some crafts!

Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teens and tweens gather to discuss popular YA books.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Stories, music, and lots of fun for toddler-aged children and their caregivers.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 11:00am - 2:00pm
ESOL Open Enrollment - Sign up for ESOL classes (English) at the library - Tuesdays 11 am - 2 pm. Meetings will take place in the... more
ESOL Open Enrollment - Sign up for ESOL classes (English) at the library - Tuesdays 11 am - 2 pm. Meetings will take place in the Literacy office. Last intake is at 1:45 pm. More info: 334-3920

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Read a story to a friendly therapy dog at the Read with a Dog Program, every first and third Tuesday afternoon of each month!

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to learn a craft but aren't very crafty? Try cross stitch! If you can make an "x" then you can do it! Join us 1st & 3rd Tuesdays... more
Want to learn a craft but aren't very crafty? Try cross stitch! If you can make an "x" then you can do it! Join us 1st & 3rd Tuesdays to try your hand at something new and fun!

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration Required. ESOL Open Enrollment is on Tuesdays from 11 am -2 pm at Headquarters. For more info: 352-334-3920 or... more
Registration Required. ESOL Open Enrollment is on Tuesdays from 11 am -2 pm at Headquarters. For more info: 352-334-3920 or jmerritt@aclib.us

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
3000 NW 83 Street
Join librarians @ Santa Fe College Zoo on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00am for stories about all kinds of animals and... more
Join librarians @ Santa Fe College Zoo on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00am for stories about all kinds of animals and other friendly creatures.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a program of songs, music, and movement every Wednesday.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Nurture musical growth in your child as you experience music together. Serious learning disguised as ridiculous fun!

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Make your own puppets and use them to perform a story in this workshop for children.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us in the Storywoods Room every Wednesday for afternoon fun.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pension Advisory Committee Meeting

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Come play Wii or Switch games in the Storywoods Room every Wednesday afternoon.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Teen and Tween girls learn about computer programming and game design.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to sew a fidget quilt. Participants will have the option to keep their blanket, or blankets may be donated to the library for... more
Learn how to sew a fidget quilt. Participants will have the option to keep their blanket, or blankets may be donated to the library for programs designed for patrons with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Alachua County Library District Governing Board

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays for babies and infants. Caregivers should supply one lap per baby for this highly interactive... more
Stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays for babies and infants. Caregivers should supply one lap per baby for this highly interactive program.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with all of your computer questions.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Teens come play tabletop/board games with your favorite Headquarters staff on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays of every month!

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Basic/Beginning ESOL class. Registration Required. ESOL Open Enrollment is on Tuesdays from 11 am -2 pm at Headquarters. For more info:... more
Basic/Beginning ESOL class. Registration Required. ESOL Open Enrollment is on Tuesdays from 11 am -2 pm at Headquarters. For more info: 352-334-3920 or jmerritt@aclib.us

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
From Sweden, Sofia Talvik, will perform her beautiful folk songs.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Open to all ages and experience. Comfortable clothing, yoga mat, light blanket recommended. Instructor is Veda Lewis.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a passion for true crime at this book club.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Relax and enjoy fun for the whole family! Coloring sheets for kids and adults as well as crayons and colored pencils will be provided.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join library staff for Storytime @ Depot Park starting at 10:00 AM on the 2nd Friday of each month. We will share stories and songs... more
Join library staff for Storytime @ Depot Park starting at 10:00 AM on the 2nd Friday of each month. We will share stories and songs about animals, friends, family, seasons, colors, sports and more.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
This is a fun program with stories and activities, to help prepare preschoolers for elementary school.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 10, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Take a break with yoga! Class is 45-minutes long. A yoga mat, towel, and comfortable clothing are recommended.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Create new LEGO masterpieces every week at the Headquarters Library

Canceled
Sat, Apr 11, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screening a movie celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2020.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a family-friendly movie every Saturday in the Headquarter's children's department.