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April 2017

Central Library Summer Performance Auditions

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

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
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free

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
Free

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
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Glendale Library Foundation Gala

Glendale Library Foundation Creation Celebration and Re-Opening Gala The new Glendale Library Foundation is celebrating its creation as well as Central Library’s renovation and re-opening with a Gala at the Central Library three days before the public grand re-opening. The gala is set for Friday, April 28, 6-9pm, at the Central Library. Foundation President Joylene Wagner writes: “The Foundation is just beginning to explore how best to build on the legacy of Robert Seiden, who most of us never knew…

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May 2017

Central Library Grand Re-opening Day Schedule

May 1
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free
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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Author Faire – Grand Re-Opening Day Friends Program

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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We have 20+ local authors participating in our Author Faire, which will be held in the new Central Library Auditorium from noon to 7pm on grand opening day, Monday, May 1. Check out the special workshops below, which start at noon:

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Glendale Chamber of Commerce After-Hours Business Mixer

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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$10 - $20

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
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free

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
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free
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

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

June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free
David Kukoff

 

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Film: Blue Dahlia, 2pm (Opening program, Jewel City Noir)

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

June 21 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free
Appel

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 the New York teams—the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees,…

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July 2017

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

July 15 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Noir Series Featured Image
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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
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free

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
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

"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

A Narrow Bridge – J.J. Gesher Authors event

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Debut novel A Narrow Bridge is a powerful page-turner that follows a complex man on a journey of salvation after tragedy. Its writing duo of Joyce Gittlin and Janet B. Fattal, working under the pen name J.J. Gesher, will present their work at Downtown Central Library in Glendale.

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Three Women Writers Celebrating Never Quitting

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Meet authors Gleah Powers, Lisbeth Davidow, and Linda Davis discussing the theme of this talk and their writing at Downtown Central Library.

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

August 19 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Free
Noir Series Featured Image

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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Bryan Cranston Presents His Bestseller, A Life in Parts
A Special Friends’ Author Program
Donations to the Friends / Memberships Strongly Encouraged!

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Bryan Cranston comes to Downtown Central Library to present his riveting New York Times bestselling memoir. In it, he traces his journey from chaotic childhood to mega stardom, vividly revisiting the parts he’s played, on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, President of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father). Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from soap opera regular, trying to learn the ropes and…

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September 2017

Cake Time – Author Event

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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We're not kidding - you get cake! Come hear author Siel Ju disuss her novel-in-stories at Downtown Central Library.

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L.A. Mexicano: Recipes, People & Places

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Richly photographed and authentically local, L.A. Mexicano showcases L.A.’s famously rich and complex Mexican-food culture, including recipes, profiles of chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, and vendors, and neighborhood guides. Author Bill Esparza will discuss all this in conversation with Gustavo Arellano at Downtown Central Library.

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