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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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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!
03/20/2022
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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LIBCON West - Saturday, December 4, 12-5 PM - Velma Teague Library - Manga, Anime and Comics - Live Music - Cosplay - Crafts & Games - Shopping - All Ages Fun
Get Ready to Geek Out at LIBCON West!
11/08/2021
LIBCON West is back! Get ready to geek out at our free, fifth annual comic & pop culture convention!
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Fabulous Fall Book Sale
The Fabulous Fall Book Sale Is Back!
08/30/2021
Don't miss the grand return of the Fabulous Fall Book Sale, our huge sale of books and media, on Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Foothills Library.
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Fall 2021 Green Living Series - August - October 2021 - Six virtual classes sponsored by the city of Glendale Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainable Living Division
Fall 2021 Green Living Series
08/17/2021
Learn how to enjoy your home and garden to the fullest while still saving money, energy, and water.
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July 2021 State Farm Stadium Job Fair - Saturday, July 17, 11 AM - 3 PM at 1 Cardinals Dr. Glendale, AZ 85305 Entrance East Parking Lot/Gate 3
July 2021 State Farm Stadium Job Fair
07/15/2021
Come to the State Farm Stadium Job Fair on Saturday, July 17, from 11 AM-3 PM. Free hot dogs and sodas will be available for all potential Event Day employees!
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Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales
Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales
06/01/2021
"Tails and Tales," Maricopa County's 2021 Summer Reading program, offers fun and prizes for all ages! Get started at MaricopaCountyReads.org.
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New Opening Hours
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Library Services, Information, and Resources
04/19/2021
We are pleased to announce that all Glendale Public Libraries have resumed full service as of April 19, 2021, with new opening hours. Last updated 4-19-21.
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2021 Writer in Residence: Tina Radcliffe - May - July 2021
2021 Writer in Residence - Tina Radcliffe
04/15/2021
Glendale Public Library is hosting an online Writer in Residence, who can provide instruction to aspiring authors through Zoom video conferencing.
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2021 Tax Forms & Information
2021 Tax Forms & Information
03/03/2021
The deadline to file state and federal taxes has been extended to Monday, May 17, 2021. Find out where to get tax forms, free tax help, and more at bit.ly/gpltaxforms.
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Live @ the Library Is Back!
Live @ the Library Is Back!
03/02/2021
Enjoy virtual "watch parties" with Helios: A Modern Renaissance, the Mill Ave Chamber Players, Driftwood Quintet, The Sugar Thieves, and Rhythm Is Life Steel Drum Band!
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Community Services Survey
Community Services Survey
03/01/2021
The City of Glendale wants to hear from you! Your survey feedback will help us improve our service to you and it will only take a few minutes of your time.
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2021 Arizona Genealogy Day
2021 Arizona Genealogy Day
02/07/2021
The Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board and the Arizona State Library, Archives, & Public Records are pleased to present the first Arizona Genealogy Day, a free, virtual event on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Spring Seed Library
02/06/2021
Our spring Seed Library selection is here! "Check out" and keep up to three different types of seeds every seven days.
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Writer in Residence Online with Amy K. Nichols - July-August 2020
Writer in Residence Online with Amy K. Nichols
02/04/2021
Glendale Public Library is hosting an online Writer in Residence, who can provide instruction to aspiring authors through Zoom video conferencing.
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Grow, Play, Learn!
Grow, Play, Learn! Virtual School Readiness Program
02/03/2021
This simple eight-week library program will help your children, ages 3-5 years old, become happy and successful learners at school.
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Are You Ready for the Next Big Read?
NEA Big Read
02/03/2021
Celebrate Louise Erdrich’s award-winning book The Round House as part of this spring’s NEA Big Read.
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Diverse Voices
Diverse Voices
02/02/2021
Watch for some new choices by fresh voices appearing on our shelves. Thanks to a “Diverse Voices” grant, we're adding more novels, memoirs, and nonfiction gathered from across cultures and viewpoints and from around the globe.
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Arizona Songwriters Mini-fest 2021 - January 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Arizona Songwriters Mini-fest 2021
01/25/2021
Don't miss The Arizona Songwriters Mini-fest, a virtual lineup of songwriting experts and enthusiasts from across the US on Saturday, January 30, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Best of 2020
Best of 2020
12/19/2020
The Glendale Public Library is proud to present our Best of Lists for 2020.
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Jack-o-Lanterns
Halloween 2020
10/23/2020
Celebrate spooky season with the Glendale Public Library! We've got some great virtual events, books, movies, and free "Be Safe, Be Seen" Halloween bags from the Glendale Transportation Department.
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Pride & Prejudice & Zoom: A Free Virtual Jane Austen Mini-Fest
Pride & Prejudice & Zoom: A Free Virtual Jane Austen Mini-Fest
10/22/2020
Join us online at http://bit.ly/janeaustenzoom on Saturday, November 7 to enjoy panels featuring over 25 Jane Austen experts and enthusiasts from around the world.
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Vegetables
Autumn Seed Library
10/20/2020
Our autumn Seed Library selection is here! "Check out" and keep up to three different types of seeds every seven days.
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Vote
Voting Information
10/10/2020
Tuesday, November 3 is election day! Visit https://arizona.vote to find the voting-related information you need.
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Library Card Sign-up Month - Wonder Woman
Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with Wonder Woman This September
08/30/2020
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and this year the honorary chair is Wonder Woman! Celebrate with a Wonder Woman library card and prizes including gift cards and tablets!
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July 2020 Featured Programs
Featured Virtual Programs in July
06/26/2020
"Meet" best-selling author J.A. Jance online, create a teen Take & Make craft, and start making music!
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Imagine Your Story
Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story — Now Extended Through August 15!
06/24/2020
"Imagine Your Story," Maricopa County's 2020 Summer Reading program, offers fun and prizes for all ages — now extended through August 15! Get started at read20az.com. Updated 7-10-20.
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Writer in Residence Online with Amy K. Nichols - July-August 2020
Writer in Residence Online with Amy K. Nichols
06/23/2020
Glendale Public Library is hosting an online Writer in Residence, Amy K. Nichols, who is available to provide instruction to aspiring authors.
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Writer In Residence Online with Katrina Shawver - June-August 2020
Writer in Residence Online with Katrina Shawver
05/28/2020
Glendale Public Library is hosting an online Writer in Residence, who is available to provide instruction to aspiring authors.
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Kids running
#Win Summer with Weekly Challenges!
05/26/2020
Are your kids looking for something fun to do this summer? Complete our challenges and submit your photos from June 1 through July 27!
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Holds on shelf at the library
Walk-Through and Holds Pick-up Services at All Glendale Public Libraries!
05/21/2020
Walk-through and holds pick-up services will be extended to all four Glendale Public Library locations, beginning on Tuesday, May 26.
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Walk-Through Service at Main Library
05/07/2020
Stop by and quickly grab some new releases with our new walk-through service at the Main Library.
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Foothills Drive-up Window
New Holds Pick-up Service at Foothills Drive-up Window
04/30/2020
The Glendale Public Library is excited to offer a new holds pick-up service at the Foothills Library's drive-up window.
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Tina Radcliffe
Writer in Residence Online
03/25/2020
Glendale Public Library is hosting an online Writer in Residence, who is available to provide instruction to aspiring authors.
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Hoopla Bonus Borrows
Introducing Hoopla Bonus Borrows, Plus 15 Other Titles Per Month!
03/20/2020
Introducing hoopla Bonus Borrows! Binge all you want from a collection of more than 1,100 FREE top titles and hoopla favorites.
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Hoopla
Hoopla Spring Break Special!
03/13/2020
Enjoy our hoopla Spring Break Special! From now until the end of March, check out up to 10 streaming videos, audiobooks, albums, eBooks, and/or comics from hoopla digital!
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Vegetables
New Seed Library!
03/05/2020
Our new Seed Library allows adults to "check out" and keep up to three different types of seeds every seven days.
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Writer in Residence Tina Radcliffe: February - April
Spring Writer in Residence Tina Radcliffe
02/13/2020
Get expert advice on your writing from romance novelist Tina Radcliffe by booking a one-on-one appointment, or attend a public workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing.
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Mount Rushmore
Presidents' Day Closure
02/07/2020
All Glendale Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.
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24th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering
01/15/2020
Performers, writers and audience members of all ages are welcome to attend this FREE event, held at the Main Library on Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in partnership with the Arizona Songwriters Association.
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2020 Income Tax Forms and Information
2020 Income Tax Forms and Information
01/15/2020
The deadline to file your tax return has been extended to Wednesday, July 15. We can help you locate online forms as well as resources to help you file your taxes.
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2020 Spring Training Reading Challenge
2020 Spring Training Reading Challenge
01/12/2020
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 between February 1 – March 13!
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Hold Redelivery
Greater Phoenix Digital Library Hold Redelivery
01/11/2020
Changes have come to the Greater Phoenix Digital Library (OverDrive)! As of March 3, 2020, hold redelivery has replaced automatic checkout.
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Phoenix Conservatory of Music Classes
Phoenix Conservatory of Music Classes
01/08/2020
Let the music move you during six months of free music programming for all ages at the Velma Teague Library, courtesy of the Phoenix Conservatory of Music!
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closure
12/15/2019
All Glendale Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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New Year's Closure
New Year's Closures
12/10/2019
All Glendale Public Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and will remain closed on Wednesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year.
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Christmas Closure
Christmas Closures
12/05/2019
All Glendale Public Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
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LIBCON West 2019
LIBCON West 2019
12/02/2019
Get ready to geek out at LIBCON West, our fourth annual free comic and pop culture convention for all ages, on Saturday, December 7, from 12-5 p.m. at the Velma Teague Library and Murphy Park!
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Thanksgiving pumpkin pie
Thanksgiving Holiday Closure
11/12/2019
All Glendale Public Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.
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Veterans Memorial
Veterans Day Closure and Ceremony
10/30/2019
All Glendale Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. There will be a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Main Library from 9-9:45 a.m.
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Junior CSI Academy with the Glendale Police Department
Junior CSI Academy with the Glendale Police Department
09/27/2019
Youth aged 8-17, and their parents, are invited to the Junior CSI Academy at Heroes Regional Park Library on Saturday, October 5, from 12-2 p.m., to learn how science, logic and law help the Glendale Police Department to solve crimes.
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Halloween ComicFest
Halloween ComicFest @ the Library with Drawn to Comics!
09/26/2019
Choose from 25 different comics (one free comic per customer), meet comic book artists, enjoy games and crafts and pose with cosplay characters at Velma Teague Library's Halloween ComicFest with Drawn to Comics on Saturday, October 26, from 5-8 p.m.
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Fabulous Fall Book Sale
Fabulous Fall Book Sale
09/25/2019
Browse a huge assortment of books and media at the Fabulous Fall Book Sale at the Foothills Library on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Hard hats in a row
Libraries Closed for Labor Day
08/23/2019
All Glendale Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
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Great Stories Teen Book Discussion Group
Great Stories Book Discussion Group for Teens
08/22/2019
The Velma Teague Library is excited to announce our new “Great Stories” book discussion group for teens, featuring books written by Latinx and African American authors.
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ASU Startup School
ASU Startup School Returns to Main Library
08/21/2019
Whether you want to start a business, a nonprofit organization or a project, ASU Startup School can help you get there.
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Second Annual Foothills College Fair
07/26/2019
Foothills Library invites you to attend our College Fair on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to meet representatives from local schools, attend seminars to help you answer questions, and more!
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Happy Birthday to Foothills
07/15/2019
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Foothills Library on Monday, July 22, with parties for all ages and a brand-new commemorative library card!
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Libraries Closed for Independence Day
06/08/2019
All Glendale Public Libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
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Summer Reading 2019
Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories
05/21/2019
Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories runs from June 1 through August 1. Enjoy fun and prizes for all ages.
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Heroes Regional Park Library
A Heroes' Welcome
05/19/2019
Celebrating Glendale's first new library in 20 years! First conceived in 1998, Glendale's much anticipated Heroes Regional Park Library opened on May 18, 2019.
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Heroes Regional Park Library
Grand Opening of Heroes Regional Park Library
05/14/2019
Don't miss the superhero-studded grand opening of Heroes Regional Park Library on May 18, 2019!
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Amy K. Nichols Returns as Writer in Residence
05/14/2019
Amy K. Nichols, author of the YA science fiction novels Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone, is back to help aspiring authors from May through July 2019.
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Free Comic Book Day at the Velma Teague Library with Drawn to Comics
Free Comic Book Day at the Velma Teague Library with Drawn to Comics
05/14/2019
Drawn to Comics, downtown Glendale's source for comic books, gaming, and collectibles, is proud to partner with the Velma Teague Library on Saturday, May 4 to bring you their 15th annual Free Comic Book Day experience!
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Katrina Shawver
Writer in Residence Returns with Katrina Shawver
05/14/2019
Katrina Shawver, author of Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, is here to help aspiring authors from March through May 2019.
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