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Love Letter to Libraries to be Discussed by Acclaimed Author Susan Orlean

For Immediate Release

Post Date:09/26/2019

Media Contact: 
Chuck Wike,
Community Relations Mngr.
Library, Arts & Culture
818-937-7813  /

Love Letter to Libraries to be Discussed by Acclaimed Author Susan Orlean

GLENDALE, CA – Join Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Director Gary Shaffer in a candid conversation with author Susan Orlean, as they discuss her National Bestseller and the 2019 One Book, One Glendale selection, The Library Book. A dazzling love letter to libraries and librarians -- and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries -- from the bestselling author hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post.  Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

Library, Arts & Culture is also working with the Glendale Fire Department and its Fire Prevention Week initiative to help the community understand the importance of preparing for emergencies such as fires. Children and families can enjoy special safety-themed storytimes during October with Glendale firefighters at all Glendale Library, Arts & Culture locations;  adults can also attend a workshop on how to safeguard photos and personal documents prior to an emergency.

One Book, One Glendale
Monday, October 7, 7 pm
Glendale Central Library
222 East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205

For more information see the website:

About Glendale

Known as the “Jewel City,” Glendale is the fourth largest city of Los Angeles County. With a population of more than 200,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers nearly 50 public parks, as well as easy access to a municipal airport. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and banking.

About Library, Arts & Culture

Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture Department began in 1907 and includes six neighborhood libraries as well as the Brand Library & Art Center, housed in the historic 1904 mansion of Glendale pioneer Leslie C. Brand, and the Central Library, a 93,000 square foot center for studying, learning and gathering. For more information call Library, Arts & Culture at 818-548-2030 or see the website


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