Central Library Grand Re-Opening -- May 1, 2017  

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    Watch a video about Friends of the Library author events. On May 24, Lisa Napoli will discuss her new book, Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away.    

    Download a map with the service hours of our neighborhood libraries.


    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 this GTV6 video about the Central Library renovation to learn more about maker spaces.

    For more information call Library Administration at 818-548-2030.

    Glendale Central Library
    222 East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205
    818-548-2030  FAX 818-548-7225    

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    Author events have been scheduled for the Adult Recreation Center next to the Central Library. Visitors to Adult Recreation Center receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the Adult Recreation Center front desk.

    Handicapped parking is available at the front (east side) of the building. Short term parking spaces in front of the building are available for 30 minutes. 

    Metered parking is available on the west side of the building in Lot #10 and on Harvard Street. 

    • The Central Library is accessible by MTA bus lines 92 (Brand/Harvard), 180/181 (Brand/Broadway), 780 (Brand/Broadway), and 183 (Brand/Colorado).
    • The Central Library is also accessible by the Glendale Beeline, Routes 1 & 2 (Brand/Harvard), 3 & 4 (Louise/Harvard), and 6 (Louise/Colorado).