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All locations will be closed Saturday - Monday, May 26 - 28, 2018, for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.   <Read More>

The Grandview Library will be closed Monday, June 4, 2018, for drywood termites. Grandview Library is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 5. Materials can be returned to any Glendale Library, Arts & Culture location on Monday, June 4.


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DOWNTOWN CENTRAL LIBRARY - Telling Our Stories: A Traditional Armenian “Kinetson” Book Celebration with author Laura Michael for her new book Under The Light Of The Moon

Laura-Michael-author-photoUnderTheLightOfTheMoon COVEREnjoy a chapter reading and book signing by author Laura Michael, plus a Kinetson "book blessing" celebration for her new book, Under The Light Of The Moon. This is the closing event for the ReflectSpace exhibition, Nonlinear Histories: Transgenerational Memory of Trauma.

About Under The Light Of The Moon:  After the Armenian Genocide has ended, ten year old Lucine, finds herself in an orphanage in Athens, Greece.  There are thousands of other children like her, wondering when and if they’ll ever see their families again.  Meanwhile in America, child actor Jackie Coogan is determined to help these children.

Based on the real experiences of the orphans of the Armenian Genocide, including the author’s great grandparents, and the heroic work of Near East Relief, Under the Light of the Moon is a story of hope and survival during a dark time in world history. The true events of young Jackie’s volunteer work remind us that anyone—no matter how young or old—can make a difference in the world.

Sponsored by the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region and the Library, Arts & Culture Department.


ReflectSpace Gallery at Downtown Central Library in Glendale presents “Nonlinear Histories: Transgenerational Memory of Trauma," an exhibition that explores the impossible yet inevitable challenges of addressing the politics of memory of the Armenian Genocide by succeeding second, third and fourth generations. Revolving around the idea of postmemory, a concept developed by renowned literary and cultural critic Marianne Hirsch, Nonlinear Histories probes memories and narratives transmitted in the wake of trauma: the process of the individual and collective ownership of trauma, and the collision of personal, national and cultural memories.   <Read More>

 


PARKING: Visitors to the Downtown Central Library receive 3 hours FREE parking in the MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the library service desk on the main floor.

 

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