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April 2017
Free

Tech on Tap: K-12 Robotics by Rolling Robots Founder Bing Jiang

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Rolling Robots

Celebrate National Robotics Month by joining Bing Jiang as she discusses the impact robotics competitions have on K-12 education. In this talk, Ms. Jiang will share her experience at Rolling Robots on the growth of children through participation in their programs, and share how young children learn using robots. At the conclusion of Ms. Jiang's presentation, there will be a hard-hat tour of the library, including the new MakerSpace. There will be light happy hour snacks, a brief presentation and…

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Central Library Summer Performance Auditions

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Central Library Performance Auditions The Arts and Culture Commission is interested in providing a variety of performance experiences on the Central Library Outdoor Plaza and in the Auditorium, at 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205. The Commission encourages applications from both new and established artists and performance groups in any style of live performance. Auditions will be held in Glendale from 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, April 14, 2017, exact location will be determined at a later date.…

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Author Talk: Charles Hobbs, Hidden History of Transportation in Los Angeles

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Los Angeles transportation's epic scale--its iconic freeways, Union Station, Los Angeles International Airport and the giant ports of its shores--has obscured many offbeat transit stories of moxie and eccentricity. Triumphs such as the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Mac Barnes's Ground Link buspool have existed alongside such flops as the Santa Monica Freeway Diamond Lane and the Oxnard-Los Angeles Caltrain commuter rail. The City of Angels lacks a propeller-driven monorail and a freeway in the paved bed of the Los Angeles…

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Maker Meetup at Central Studios/MakerSpace

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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Glendale Library Foundation – Creation Celebration Fundraising Gala

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Glendale Library Foundation - Creation Celebration Fundraising Gala

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May 2017
Free

Central Library Grand Re-opening Day Schedule

May 1
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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9:30am Entertainment on the Plaza
10:10am Doors Open
10:30am Re-Opening Ceremony
11am - 9pm Tours & Entertainment
8pm - 10pm Special Event & Drinks!
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$10 - $20

Glendale Chamber of Commerce After-Hours Business Mixer

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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After Hours Business Mixer @ Glendale Library Arts & Culture : Central Library. Come see the renovated Library and hear about all the new programs the Library has to offer. And while your there take a tour of the Bookstore run by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library. Members: $10 Non-Members: $20

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Annual Membership Meeting & Election

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Annual Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library & Election of Directors for 2017-19 term.

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Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonalds Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Lisa Napoli

In Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonalds Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, author and KCRW feature reporter Lisa Napoli tells the real story of how Ray Kroc became the “Founder” of McDonalds, and how his wife and then widow Joan literally gave away billions to charity. Before she married Ray Kroc, Joan served on the Rapid City, South Dakota library board. She went on to become the Andrew Carnegie of our time! Joan…

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June 2017
Free

Author and Panelists’ Talk: David Kukoff– Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine, 7pm

June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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David Kukoff
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Film: Blue Dahlia, 2pm (Opening program, Jewel City Noir)

June 17 @ 2:00 pm
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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The Blue Dahlia
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Author Talk: Marty Appel – Casey Stengel, Baseball’s Greatest Character, 7pm (Plus Baseball Reliquary exhibit)

June 21 @ 7:00 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Casey Stengel

Author Talk: Marty Appel – Casey Stengel, Baseball's Greatest Character. (Plus Baseball Reliquary exhibit) From the New York Times bestselling author of Munson and Pinstripe Empire, Casey Stengel is the definitive biography of baseball’s greatest character. There was nobody like Casey before him, and no one like him since. For more than fifty years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player (he was the only person in history to play for all…

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July 2017
Free

Film: Double Indemnity, 2pm (Jewel City Noir)

July 15 @ 2:00 pm
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Double Indemnity
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Author Talk: Luis Fuerte – Louie Take A Look At This: My Time With Huell Howser, 7pm

July 15 @ 7:00 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Huell Howser, the exuberant, hugely popular host of California’s Gold and other California public-television shows, was always exclaiming to the camera, “Louie, take a look at this!” Now, three years after Howser’s death, Louie—aka Luis Fuerte, an award-winning cameraman—shares all the great stories of their adventures exploring California, making memorable television, and showcasing Howser’s infectious love for the Golden State. Rich with stories, humor, heart, and photos, this memoir of Fuerte’s time with Howser—which is also an informal biography of…

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Author Talk: Lisa See – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, 7pm

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, a moving story about tradition, tea farming, and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters."

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August 2017
Free

Film: Mildred Pierce, 2pm (Jewel City Noir)

August 19 @ 2:00 pm
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Mildred Pierce

With special guests: Author Mark A. Vieira, Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-50, and Catherine Jurca, expert on Mildred Pierce.

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October 2017
Free

Film: Gun Crazy, 2pm (Jewel City Noir)

October 21 @ 2:00 pm
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Gun Crazy
November 2017
Free

Film: Pickup on South Street, 2pm (Jewel City Noir)

November 18 @ 2:00 pm
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Pickup on South Street
December 2017
Free

Film: It’s a Wonderful Life, 2pm (Jewel City Noir)

December 16 @ 2:00 pm
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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It's a Wonderful Life
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