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All Library, Arts & Culture locations will close at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Chevy Chase Library will be closed. Library, Arts & Culture locations will remain closed Thursday - Sunday, November 22 - 25, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  <Read More>

TEEN FAIR & Volunteer Opportunities

    Last year, the Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department asked teens how they would like to improve their community. Resoundingly, teens wanted volunteer opportunities and community events geared towards teens. To fill this need, the Library will be holding a Teen Fair, created and led by teens, at Glendale’s Downtown Central Library on Friday, February 8, 2019. Volunteer community service opportunities are available leading up to the Fair, and include involvement in a Teen Advisory Board.   <Read More>

    TEEN WORKSHOPS & Author Lecture Volunteer Opportunities 

    Teens can earn community service hours by participating in Library Teen Workshops. In addition to the workshops listed below there are MakerSpace and SoundSpace workshops at Downtown Central Library. Spaces are limited for MakerSpace and SoundSpace workshops. Please register on EventBrite. Teens can also earn community service hours by attending author lectures. Please register on EventBrite.

    GCL17_01_Branding_Logo_Pantone158C_Final_PacificPark_VerticalEarn more community service hours at Teen Workshops

    DIY DESIGNS - Wednesdays, November 21, December 5 & 19, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Pacific Park Library
    Teens & Tweens! Create fun do-it-yourself projects out of everyday materials and encourage your creative side. All materials provided. Ages 9 - 18.

    PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays through November, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Pacific Park Library
    Make photo-worthy food art then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Supplies will be provided. Ages 9 - 18.

    GET HOOKED - Saturdays, December 8 & 22, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Pacific Park Library 
    Curious about crochet? Learn the basics and make a bookmark or test your skills and create a scarf! Hooks available for use during the program. Ages 9+

    FINALS CAFÉ - Monday - Wednesday, December 17 - 19, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m., Pacific Park Library
    Looking for a place to study for finals? Take over YOUR Teen Space to study with friends or on your own. Need a study break? Unwind and color with supplies provided. For 9th – 12th grade students only.

    PAUSE FOR THE PAWS - Tuesday, December 18, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Pacific Park Library
    Finals stressing you out? Take a study break to hang out with a local therapy dog. This proven stress reliever is for 9th - 12th grade students only.

    Entry Submissions - Wednesday, December 5, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Public Voting - Thursday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Be part of the first Annual Gingerbread Contest. Gather together with friends or family to see if you have what it takes to take home the gold (ribbon that is)! Entries must be submitted on Wednesday, December 5, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Pacific Park Library. Public voting for the “Fan Favorite” will take place Thursday, December 6, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  See our flyer for more details and rules.

    GCL17_01_Branding_Logo_Pantone484C_Final_GrandviewLibrary_VerticalYoung Makers: Painternoon - Grandview Library, Friday, November 16, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Calling all teens who want to improve their artistic skills! We will be hosting a painting class taught by a professional artist. Materials and fun will be provided.
    Young Makers: DIY Motivational Water Bottles - Grandview Library, Thursday, December 13, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Calling all teens that need a little motivation to stay hydrated! Join us for a water bottle DIY decal party. Water bottles will be provided!


    Teens can earn community service hours writing online book reviews: 

    Homework Help

    Library, Arts & Culture Department offers resources that can help with research papers and other homework! Here are a few that are especially helpful to high school students. Read More>

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