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StoryWalk® with a Peacock |
StoryWalk® with a Peacock
06/11/2024
Capture the excitement at the Main Library's StoryWalk® Grand Opening on Tuesday, June 18.
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Free Comic Book Day @ the Library!
2024 Free Comic Book Day @ the Library!
04/16/2024
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Drawn to Comics at the Velma Teague Library on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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National Library Week 2024: Share Your Story
National Library Week 2024: Share Your Story
04/01/2024
We need you to share your library story with the Glendale Public Library in honor of National Library Week!
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Dune: Part Two Movie Tickets Giveaway!
Dune: Part Two Movie Tickets Giveaway!
03/12/2024
Enter for a chance to win two free Fandango movie tickets to see Dune: Part Two!
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Heroes StoryWalk® Grand Opening - Tuesday, April 2, 10:30-11:30 AM - For Families with Children - Heroes Regional Park Library
Heroes Regional Park Library Storywalk® Grand Opening
02/29/2024
Join us for the grand opening of Glendale Public Library's newest StoryWalk® at Heroes Regional Park Library on Tuesday, April 2, from 10:30-11:30 AM.
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Phoenix Film Festival - April 4-14 - Enter for a chance to win a pair of Flex Passes to the Phoenix Film Festival or the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
2024 Phoenix Film Festival Giveaway
02/28/2024
Enter for a chance to win a pair of Flex Passes to the Phoenix Film Festival or the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival!
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Win Tickets to Dog Man: The Musical at the Herberger Theater
Win Tickets to Dog Man: The Musical!
02/28/2024
Win tickets to see Dog Man: The Musical at the Herberger Theater!
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2024 Spring Training Reading Challenge
2024 Spring Training Reading Challenge!
01/29/2024
The Glendale Public Library is teaming up with Camelback Ranch-Glendale Stadium to offer chances to win free tickets to a Dodgers or White Sox Spring Training baseball game!
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2024 Black History Month
2024 Black History Month
01/15/2024
Celebrate Black History Month at the Glendale Public Library with events showcasing the richness of African culture.
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Arizona Songwriters Gathering - Listening! Learning! Networking! Inspiration! Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Main Library - Free for all ages
2024 Arizona Songwriters Gathering
12/18/2023
Performers, writers and music enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to attend this FREE event at the Main Library on Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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2024 Tax Forms & Information
2024 Tax Forms & Information
12/14/2023
The deadline to file state and federal taxes is Monday, April 15, 2024. Visit https://gplaz.org/gpltaxforms to find out where to get tax forms, free tax help, and more.
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2023 LIBCON West
2023 LIBCON West
11/13/2023
Get ready for comics, manga, anime, cosplay, shopping, crafts, and more fun for all ages at LIBCON West on Saturday, December 2, from 12-5 PM at the Main Library.
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2023 Holiday Fun for All Ages
2023 Holiday Fun for All Ages
11/12/2023
'Tis the season for holiday-themed events for kids, teens, and adults!
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It's spooky season!  Halloween fun at the library for all ages! Featuring Halloween ComicFest and so much more!
Halloween Fun at the Library!
09/20/2023
It's spooky season! We've got Halloween fun for everyone at the library, including Halloween ComicFest, Zombie LARP, Boo Bash, Scary STEAM, and so much more!
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Landlord/Tenant Free Legal Clinic - Thursday, November 9, 4-7 p.m., Main Library - 602-340-7293
Landlord/Tenant Free Legal Clinic
09/01/2023
Meet with an attorney for a consultation on landlord and tenant issues at this free legal clinic on Thursday, November 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Main Library.
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Sizzling Summer Book Sale at the Main Library - Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, August 20, 1-4 p.m.
2023 Sizzling Summer Book Sale at the Main Library
08/11/2023
Don't miss the Sizzling Summer Book Sale at the Main Library on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, August 20, from 1-4 p.m.
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Dementia Friendly Glendale Awareness Day
2023 Dementia Friendly Glendale Awareness Day
07/18/2023
Join us for a free community resource fair to raise awareness about dementia and share ways to keep your brain healthy on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Main Library Auditorium.
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Be a hero. Give Blood.
2023 City of Glendale Critical Need Blood Drives
07/12/2023
Make a lifesaving difference at the City of Glendale Critical Need Blood Drive, sponsored by the Glendale Public Library. You might even win a brand-new car!
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Landlord/Tenant Free Legal Clinic - Monday, July 17, 4-7 PM, Main Library - 602-340-7293
Landlord/Tenant Free Legal Clinic
06/20/2023
Meet with an attorney for a consultation on landlord and tenant issues at this free legal clinic on Monday, July 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the Main Library.
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Summer Reading 2023: All Together Now - Todos Juntos Ahora
Summer Reading 2023: All Together Now - Todos Juntos Ahora
05/01/2023
"All Together Now: Todos Juntos Ahora," Maricopa County's 2023 Summer Reading program, offers fun and prizes for all ages! Get started at MaricopaCountyReads.org.
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Free Comic Book Day at the Library - Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
2023 Free Comic Book Day at the Library with Drawn to Comics!
04/14/2023
Enjoy free comic books, vendors, artists, games, crafts, cosplayers and fun for all ages at the Velma Teague Library on Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.!
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Junior CSI Academy - Investigate. Educate. Graduate. Saturday, May 20, 12-2 PM - Main Library - Presented by the Glendale Police Department
2023 Junior CSI Academy
03/14/2023
Explore fingerprinting and DNA analysis, meet a K-9 unit team, converse with a police officer, see a SWAT vehicle up close, and work through a mock crime scene.
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Enter to Win! Spring Training Tickets February 27 - March 5, 2023 -- All Ages Can Participate -- Ask at Any Public Service Desk
Camelback Ranch Spring Training Game Drawing
02/24/2023
Enter to win Camelback Ranch Spring Training Tickets from February 27 - March 5!
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2023 Tax Forms & Information
2023 Tax Forms & Information
02/15/2023
The deadline to file state and federal taxes is Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Visit https://gplaz.org/gpltaxforms to find out where to get tax forms, free tax help, and more.
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26th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering -- Saturday, Jauary 28, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Library, 5959 W. brown St. -- gplaz.org/songwriters -- Listening! Learning! Networking! Inspiration!
2023 Arizona Songwriters Gathering
01/17/2023
Performers, writers, and audience members of all ages are welcome to this FREE event. Kick-start your songwriting career or just kick back and enjoy the music as we celebrate our 26th anniversary with over 50 live music performances on two stages all day.
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2022 LIBCON West - Saturday, December 3, 1-6 PM - Velma Teague Library - GET YOUR GEEK ON - Vendors - Cosplay - Live Performances - Anime Rave - Crafts - Games - Prizes - Lightsaber Walk
2022 LIBCON West
11/09/2022
Get ready to geek out at LIBCON West on Saturday, December 3, from 1-6 PM at the Velma Teague Library! Visit www.libconwest.org for the latest updates!
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Books & Blues: Performances by Local Blues Legends
Books & Blues
11/02/2022
Books & Blues, a series of performances by local blues legends, will not only entertain but expand your knowledge about an important genre of American roots music.
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Let's Get Spooky! Halloween at the Library
2022 Halloween Events at the Library
10/07/2022
From Halloween ComicFest to Zombie LARP, enjoy fab-"BOO"-lous, spooky events for all ages this October!
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2022 Fabulous Fall Book Sale
2022 Fabulous Fall Book Sale
10/01/2022
Shop a huge assortment of books and media with something for everyone at the Foothills Library's Fabulous Fall Book Sale on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, October 30, from 1-4 p.m.
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College and After High School Fair - Sunday, September 25, 1-4 PM, Foothills Library
College and After High School Fair
09/20/2022
Come to the Foothills Library on Sunday, September 25, from 1-4 PM, and learn the information you need to take the right steps after graduation.
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Glendale 100 Art Deco library card design
Glendale 100: Centennial Celebration
09/12/2022
Celebrate 100 years since the library became a part of city government with special programming, a reading challenge, and two new library card designs!
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Glendale 100: Glendale Public Library Centennial Celebration
Glendale 100: Glendale Public Library Centennial Celebration
08/20/2022
Celebrate our library's 100 years as a part of the City of Glendale with a series of special programming, starting with an afternoon of family fun at the Main Library on Saturday, September 10, from 12-4:30 p.m.
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2022 Chipotle Fundraiser for the Friends of the Glendale Public Library
2022 Chipotle Fundraiser for the Friends of the Glendale Public Library
08/18/2022
Do good with the Chipotle fundraiser for the Friends of the Glendale Public Library on Monday, September 12, from 4-8 p.m.
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Ballet Under the Stars - Friday, September 9 / 7 p.m.
2022 Ballet Under the Stars
08/15/2022
Ballet Under the Stars returns to Glendale's Sahuaro Ranch Park on Friday, September 9. This free, family-friendly performance begins at 7 p.m.
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Cactus Garden
2022 Fall Green Living Series
08/01/2022
Learn to conserve water and live sustainably with this series of five Green Living classes, sponsored by the Glendale Water Services Department.
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Dementia Friendly Awareness Day - Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Glendale Main Library - Registration encouraged - visit http://bit.ly/dfgaugust22
Dementia Friendly Awareness Day 2022
07/26/2022
Glendale will host Dementia Friendly Awareness Day on Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Main Library.
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Start Your New Career! Arizona@Work Hiring Event - Thursday, August 25, 10 AM-1PM, Main Library - Pre-register at hiringevents.pipelineaz.com
Arizona@Work Hiring Event
07/24/2022
Start Your New Career at the Arizona@Work Hiring Event on Thursday, August 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Main Library.
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Become a volunteer! Super Bowl LVII - azsuperbowl.com
Superbowl LVII Volunteers Wanted!
07/20/2022
Super Bowl LVII is coming to Glendale in 2023! The Host Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as ambassadors at key areas.
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Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities
Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities
05/20/2022
Dive into adventure! "Oceans of Possibilities," Maricopa County's 2022 Summer Reading program, offers fun and prizes for all ages! Get started at MaricopaCountyReads.org.
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Community Assessment
2022 Community Assessment
04/01/2022
Help plan our future! Participate in a Community Assessment regarding library programs and services.
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Spectacular Spring Book Sale - Saturday, April 30, 10 AM-4 PM, Foothills Library
2022 Spectacular Spring Book Sale
03/28/2022
Don’t miss our huge sale of books and media on Saturday, April 30, from 10 AM-4 PM at the Foothills Library. There'll be something for everyone!
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Free Comic Book Day at the Library - Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free Comic Book Day at the Library with Drawn to Comics!
03/21/2022
Enjoy free comic books, vendors, artists, games, crafts, cosplayers and fun for all ages at the Velma Teague Library on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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2022 Junior CSI Academy
2022 Junior CSI Academy
03/17/2022
Families are invited to our Junior CSI Academy, a fun and educational afternoon at the Foothills Library presented by the Glendale Police Department on Saturday, March 26, from 12-2 PM.
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Virtual Writer in Residence with Amy K. Nichols - March - May 2022
Virtual Writer in Residence with Amy K. Nichols
02/28/2022
Unleash your inner author! Get free expert writing advice in one-on-one sessions or workshops through Zoom video conferencing.
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2022 Tax Forms & Information
2022 Tax Forms & Information
02/24/2022
The deadline to file state and federal taxes is Monday, April 18, 2022. Find out where to get tax forms, free tax help, and more at bit.ly/gpltaxforms.
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Writer in Residence with Betty Webb: May - July 2022
Writer in Residence with Betty Webb
02/20/2022
Unleash your inner author! Get free expert writing advice in one-on-one sessions or workshops.
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February & March 2022 LiVE! @ Murphy Park
LiVE! @ Murphy Park: February & March 2022 Performers
02/08/2022
Enjoy 25 nights of live music in February and March with LiVE! @ Murphy Park, every Thursday-Saturday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
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Vision & Sound: An African American Experience
2022 Vision & Sound: An African American Experience
01/31/2022
Enjoy two artist talks from Jenita Landrum and Jacqueline Chanda at the Main Library in February.
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The Arizona Songwriters Gathering
Arizona Songwriters Gathering 25th Anniversary
01/24/2022
The Glendale Main Library will become a powerhouse of song and music during the 25th annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering on Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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