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May 2017

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
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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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
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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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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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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

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
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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

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

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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October 2017

All the Crooked Saints – Maggie Stiefvater’s Book Tour Includes Downtown Glendale Central Library

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Multiple award-winning YA fiction author Maggie Stiefvater's new stand-alone novel, All the Crooked Saints, will be released by Scholastic on October 10, 2017, and her book tour includes this stop at Downtown Glendale Central Library!

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

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

Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film from Godzilla to Kurosawa

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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In the first full account of this long overlooked director’s life and career, authors Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski shed light on Honda’s work and the experiences that shaped it—including his days as a reluctant Japanese soldier, witnessing the aftermath of Hiroshima, and his lifelong friendship with Akira Kurosawa. I

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Local Author Panel

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Petrea Burchard, G.B. Pool, and Bonnie Schroeder will discuss their published books, their writing process, and how their varied backgrounds led them to the writing profession. Petrea Burchard is an actress and voice-over artist as well as a writer, and her acting experiences are reflected in both her adventure fiction Camelot and Vine and in her humorous non-fiction book Act As If: Stumbling Through Hollywood with Headshot in Hand. G.B. Pool is a former newspaper reporter and private investigator as…

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

November 18 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Pickup on South Street – Jewel City Noir Series Film Screening

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States

Starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter. Bob Admundson will present an overview and introduction to the history of film noir, followed by the film screening. Co-sponsored by The Museum of Neon Art and the Friends of the Glendale Public Library. RSVP at Eventbrite.com (search Jewel City Noir). Visitors to the library receive three hours FREE parking at the municipal parking garage (Harvard & Maryland). Bring parking slip for validation at the circulation desk.

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