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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
Mon, Feb 17 Closed
(Staff Development Day)
Tue, Feb 18 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 12:00PM to 5:00PM

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
Wed, Feb 19, 9:30am - 4:00pm
The clinic has temporarily moved to Gainesville Community Ministries at 238 SW 4th Ave.

Wed, Feb 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storywoods Room
Join us for a program of songs, music, and movement every Wednesday.

Canceled
Wed, Feb 19, 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.

Wed, Feb 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A
The Alzheimer's Association offers this program to teach you how to improve your brain and body health.

Canceled
Wed, Feb 19, 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.

Wed, Feb 19, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Storywoods Room
Join us in the Storywoods Room every Wednesday for afternoon fun.

Wed, Feb 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storywoods Room
Come play Wii or Switch games in the Storywoods Room every Wednesday afternoon.

Wed, Feb 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Teen Space
In a partnership with UF, a group of Computer Science students come in and provide free coding classes and activities for girls 10-17.

Wed, Feb 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Foundation Room
Alachua County Library District Board of Trustees

Wed, Feb 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room B
Liberty Tax Specialist Holly Allen will cover everything you need to know about College Tax Credits and if you qualify.

Wed, Feb 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A
Woven wall hangings with the Wayfaring Painter.

Thu, Feb 20, 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.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storywoods Room
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.

Thu, Feb 20, 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.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Space
Come and join your friends in the Teen Space for Retro Video Gaming.

Thu, Feb 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room B
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

Thu, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A
Open to all ages and experience. Comfortable clothing, yoga mat, light blanket recommended. Instructor is Veda Lewis.

Thu, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Youth Services Area
Relax and enjoy fun for the whole family! Coloring sheets for kids and adults as well as crayons and colored pencils will be provided.

Fri, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B
A guided tour to making art pieces using oil pastels. All supplies are provided and no experience necessary.

Fri, Feb 21, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Meeting Room A
Take a break with yoga! Class is 45-minutes long. A yoga mat, towel, and comfortable clothing are recommended.

Fri, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storywoods Room
Create new LEGO masterpieces every week at the Headquarters Library

Fri, Feb 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space
In Middle or High School? You're invited to join Teen Book Club!

Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Storywoods Room
Join you favorite Royal for a Reason princesses every fourth Saturday for Princess Storytime at the Headquarters Library. Come read... more
Join you favorite Royal for a Reason princesses every fourth Saturday for Princess Storytime at the Headquarters Library. Come read royal stories and sing your favorite magical songs!

Canceled
Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us at Headquarters Library to learn how to sew reusable produce bags.

Sat, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Storywoods Room
Join us for a family-friendly movie every Saturday in the Headquarter's children's department.

Sat, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services Area
Card writing craft for deployed service-members and first responders. All supplies provided. All ages welcome.

Sun, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room B
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.

Sun, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Youth Services Area
Yoga and stories for the whole family! Simple breathing exercises and beginner yoga poses. No mat or experience needed, kids and adults... more
Yoga and stories for the whole family! Simple breathing exercises and beginner yoga poses. No mat or experience needed, kids and adults of all ages are welcome.

Sun, Feb 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Storywoods Room
Local author Elaine Beem Robinson presents her new book Uncommon Scents.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A
Certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide FREE income tax preparation for people with low and moderate income with special... more
Certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide FREE income tax preparation for people with low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Mon, Feb 24, 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.

Mon, Feb 24, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Foundation Room
This program is designed to help job seekers help themselves in seeking employment .

Mon, Feb 24, 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.

Mon, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Space
Join us every Monday in the Teen Space for Teen Movie Mondays. We'll watch a movie and make some crafts!

Mon, Feb 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
ACGS general meeting We will discuss genealogical society business.

Mon, Feb 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A
Local attorney Han Bendik will present the Debt Web- How to set yourself free.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A
Certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide FREE income tax preparation for people with low and moderate income with special... more
Certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide FREE income tax preparation for people with low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Tue, Feb 25, 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.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storywoods Room
Stories, music, and lots of fun for toddler-aged children and their caregivers.

Tue, Feb 25, 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

Tue, Feb 25, 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.

Tue, Feb 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Foundation Room
This will be the first meeting of the new book club.

Tue, Feb 25, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Teen Space
Perler beads are an awesome and casual craft. Join us on the 4th Tuesday of every month in the Teen Space for your own perler bead... more
Perler beads are an awesome and casual craft. Join us on the 4th Tuesday of every month in the Teen Space for your own perler bead adventure.

Tue, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
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, Feb 26, 9:30am - 4:00pm
The clinic has temporarily moved to Gainesville Community Ministries at 238 SW 4th Ave.

Wed, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storywoods Room
Join us for a program of songs, music, and movement every Wednesday.

Wed, Feb 26, 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.

Wed, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Youth Services Area
Enjoy a fun art-making activity with the Harn.

Wed, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Storywoods Room
Join us for stories, crafts, and more.

Wed, Feb 26, 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, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us in the Storywoods Room every Wednesday for afternoon fun.

Wed, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storywoods Room
Come play Wii or Switch games in the Storywoods Room every Wednesday afternoon.

Wed, Feb 26, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Teen Space
In a partnership with UF, a group of Computer Science students come in and provide free coding classes and activities for girls 10-17.

Wed, Feb 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
Join us at Headquarters Library to learn how to sew reusable produce bags.