Readers Unite!

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Whaaaaat?! We’ve got over 1,000 readers on our meetup site?! In celebration of alt+library maybe I’ll check out $1,000 worth of books or stay up for real late and read 1,000 page novel; 1,000 burpees? 1,000 skittles? How about 1,000 super space galaxy high fives to you all while surfing in a bubble on a rainbow while belting out Danzig tunes? Whoooooooooooooo!

/bryce

Make Stuff With Sound

SacWave – Audio Cassette Tape Splicing / Yamaha CS1x (Aug 4)
Come make weird loops with us by hacking up old audio cassettes.

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We’ll have a Yamaha CS1x synthesizer to try out (David Bowie/Underworld/Funker Vogt) used the same model back in the day. Loaned to us by those cool kids at MusicLandria.

First Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sacramento Public Library.
828 I street, Sacramento.
Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

/bryce

Make Music

Join us next Tuesday (July 7 – 6:30-7:30pm) for our first SacWave meet.

We’ll have a drum machine for you to tinker with. Tape splicing and circuit bending workshops will happen later this year — come hang out and help shape the future of SacWave!

First Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sacramento Public Library.
828 I street, Sacramento.

/bryce
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Fight A Librarian

Fight A Librarian

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015, 5:00 PM

Coin-Op Game Room
908 K St Sacramento, CA

5 Readers Went

Set down your e-reader and get ready for a whoopin’ from your friendly neighborhood librarian. The Coin-op Game Room has free play part of the day on Sunday, June 28th. Oh, and we now subscribe to Game Informer magazine through our Zinio service.https://www.saclibrary.org/About-Us/News/Virtual/Magazines-at-your-fingertips/ In the spirit of Mortal …

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Set down your e-reader and get ready for a whoopin’ from your friendly neighborhood librarian. The Coin-op Game Room has free play part of the day on Sunday, June 28th. Oh, and we now subscribe to Game Informer magazine through our Zinio service.

https://www.saclibrary.org/About-Us/News/Virtual/Magazines-at-your-fingertips/
In the spirit of Mortal Kombat, ‘get over here!”.

Check out their games: http://coinopsac.com/games/
Roadblasters! NBA Jam! Yesssss. Meet me by the Mortal Kombat machine.

/bryce

Party Like It’s 1984

HR16B

SacWave – Create Electronic Music

We’ll have a different instrument for you to try each month. From drum machines and synthesizers to effects boxes and more. Discuss your favorite hardware and software and share production tips and tricks.

No experience necessary. Join us and start making electronic music! For July we’ll have an Alesis HR16B for you to explore. We’ll also be chatting about the current issue of Computer Music magazine, available through our Zinio service (downloads included).

First Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sacramento Public Library.
828 I street, Sacramento.

Jul 7, Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
www.altlibrary.com
meetup.com/altlibrary

You can borrow this machine!
www.facebook.com/libraryofmusiclandria
The HR16 was used back in the day by Orbital and Autechre. This specific unit was modified by alien-devices.com/.

/bryce

Sac Pride

Pride

Sacramento Public Library was representing at Sac Pride yesterday – sharing our materials lists, handing out SPL branded treats, and just generally rocking our queer. (Please note the glitter duct tape artistry of yours truly.) And today is my third alt+fitness (fourth? who knows) since coming downtown to CEN so if you want to join me for Industrial Strength, c’mon down! Our June book is Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, a quick and creepy read.

But the question at hand – what can we do to make you want to spend your summer with Sacramento Public Library? Aside from our sweet Summer Reading Challenge (win an iPad mini!) and our intrinsic awesomeness, of course.

/jess

Everyone Eats Food

Don’t laugh! That Nolan Ryan cookbook is legit.

Jalapeño Country Gravy
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1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeño peppers
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups of whole milk
Whisk peppers, flour, salt, and pepper until blended.
Add milk and continue to stir until desired texture forms.

Nolan Ryan: Beef & Barbecue Cookbook
Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook
Dos Caminos: Mexican Street Food
Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments

/bryce