SUMMER READING PROGRAM for ALL Ages

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CHILDREN

TEENS

ADULTS

 

Check out our new Online Summer Reading Program for kids!


 

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The Age of Dreaming
by Nina Revoyr

Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.

THE AGE OF DREAMING EXPLORES THE HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity. It is part historical novel, part murder mystery, and part unrequited love story—all told through the voice of a forgotten star who must gradually come to terms with his past.    Read More>

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John Wilkman

FLOODPATH: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.

Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam, a twenty-story-high concrete structure just fifty miles north of Los Angeles, suddenly collapsed, releasing a devastating flood that roared fifty-four miles to the Pacific Ocean, destroying everything in its path. It was a horrific catastrophe, yet one which today is virtually forgotten.

With research gathered over more than two decades, award-winning writer and filmmaker Jon Wilkman revisits the deluge that claimed nearly five hundred lives. Driven by eyewitness accounts and combining urban history with a life-and-death drama and a technological detective story, Floodpath grippingly reanimates the reality behind L.A. noir fictions such as the classic film Chinatown. In an era of climate change, increasing demand on water resources, and a neglected American infrastructure, the tragedy of the St. Francis Dam has never been more relevant.

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SEND US YOUR MakerSpace IDEAS

One of the most exciting features of the renovated Central Library is the addition of a MakerSpace. The MakerSpace will be designed for expert makers and hobbyist crafters of all ages. We will be offering an array of instructor-led workshops, self-led making, and drop-in services.
 
Staff have been visiting makerspaces throughout Los Angeles to explore successes upon which we can build our program. Some of the amenities that we are considering are computers,
3D printers, software for design and animation, industrial sewing machines, laser cutting apparatus, leather and textile crafting supplies, specialty crafter tools, jewelry making supplies and equipment, paper painting supplies and equipment, a video production booth with cameras and accessories, and audio mixing and production equipment.
 
Our only limitation is space so we want to ensure that the design conforms with what is most needed in our community. Help us build our MakerSpace! Share your ideas with Sharon Mann Garrett at sgarrett@glendaleca.gov


Watch a new video about the Central Library Renovation!

CENTRAL LIBRARY RENOVATION HOURS

Monday - Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Children's Room, 10:00 a.m. –  8:00 p.m. 
Morning hours at the Central Library’s Children’s Room will be available for its popular early childhood and family programming.

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Closed


The Glendale History Room

The Glendale History Room will be closed until late 2016 due to the next phases of the Central Library renovation project. Staff will only have access to some digital files.

Outdoor WiFi Cafe - Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Adults can return/renew borrowed items, pick up holds, and pay fines at the front desk. Enjoy free WiFi, tables & chairs outside the front doors, including, a selection of books for sale by the Friends of the Library, and a book truck full of great new books to borrow. Return your items, pick up a hold, even pay a fine!

Telephone service will be available at 818-548-2027 and at 818-548-2035 (Children's Room):
Monday - Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For more information contact Library, Arts & Culture information at 818-548-2030.

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The City of Glendale and the Library, Arts & Culture Department in partnership with the Armenian American Museum present the exhibition Armenia: An Open Wound, which debuted in Mexico City at the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in April 2015.

The exhibition “seeks to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide by inspiring reflection, respect for ethnic and cultural diversity, and upholding human dignity. [It] is uniquely designed to encourage critical reasoning among diverse audiences as they relate the Armenian experience to broader social justice themes.” - Linda Atach Zaga, Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

For more information click here.


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JobNow!

JobNow offers personal assistance for job seekers. You can receive professional assistance on revising your resume or chat with a trained job coach to prepare for an interview. JobNow even offers assistance for people preparing for the GED or USCIS. JobNow™ services include: Live Interview CoachingResume Lab,Career Resources and Adult Learning CenterTry JobNow>


STORMWATCH INFORMATION

The City's Storm Alert page includes links and other contact information to weather related services.  Read More>


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Free parenting workshops will continue through the school year covering topics such as cyberbullying, depression and positive parenting. Join Dr. Ilin Magran, Glendale Unified School District Student Support Services, for these informative workshops at the Library Connection @ Adams Square. Seating is limited. Please call 818-548-3833 to pre-register for each workshop.   Read More>


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#FlashbackFriday

Take a look at our Instagram feed for photos of City history along with photos of our current events and programs. Read More> 


eReaderBorrow an eReader

Want to try an eBook? Borrow an iPad mini from the Library! Bring your library card and photo ID in person to any Library, Arts & Culture location. Borrow an iPad mini and use it for three weeks as an eReader, with the Library’s mobile app and other library mobile services. Read More>


 

Mango Languages

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Learn a new language with Mango! Follow easy to use, step by step lesson plans for 52 different languages. Mango Languages features ESL lessons for Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese speakers. Read More>

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Central Library PORCH Book Sales

Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Read More>

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Central Library PORCH Book Sales

Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Read More>

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All Library, Arts & Culture locations will be closed Tuesday, November 11, in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday. Read More>

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All Library, Arts & Culture locations will be closed Tuesday, November 11, in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday. Read More>

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Water Finds A Way Community Labyrinth

September 18 - November 18, 2015, Perkins Plaza at City Hall, 141 North Glendale Avenue

This partnership between Glendale Water & Power and AFTA will provide an opportunity for the public to view demonstrations on water conservation and drought tolerant landscaping, an artist talk, a succulent swap and a tour of the exhibit.  Read More>

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Water Finds A Way Community Labyrinth

September 18 - November 18, 2015, Perkins Plaza at City Hall, 141 North Glendale Avenue

This partnership between Glendale Water & Power and AFTA will provide an opportunity for the public to view demonstrations on water conservation and drought tolerant landscaping, an artist talk, a succulent swap and a tour of the exhibit. Read More>

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Water Finds A Way Community Labyrinth

September 18 - November 18, 2015, Perkins Plaza at City Hall, 141 North Glendale Avenue

This partnership between Glendale Water & Power and AFTA will provide an opportunity for the public to view demonstrations on water conservation and drought tolerant landscaping, an artist talk, a succulent swap and a tour of the exhibit. Read More>

WaterFindsAWayLogo

Water Finds A Way Community Labyrinth

September 18 - November 18, 2015, Perkins Plaza at City Hall, 141 North Glendale Avenue

This partnership between Glendale Water & Power and AFTA will provide an opportunity for the public to view demonstrations on water conservation and drought tolerant landscaping, an artist talk, a succulent swap and a tour of the exhibit. Read More>

WaterFindsAWayLogo

Water Finds A Way Community Labyrinth

September 18 - November 18, 2015, Perkins Plaza at City Hall, 141 North Glendale Avenue

This partnership between Glendale Water & Power and AFTA will provide an opportunity for the public to view demonstrations on water conservation and drought tolerant landscaping, an artist talk, a succulent swap and a tour of the exhibit. Read More>

WaterFindsAWayLogo

Water Finds A Way Community Labyrinth

September 18 - November 18, 2015, Perkins Plaza at City Hall, 141 North Glendale Avenue

This partnership between Glendale Water & Power and AFTA will provide an opportunity for the public to view demonstrations on water conservation and drought tolerant landscaping, an artist talk, a succulent swap and a tour of the exhibit. Read More>