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June 30, 2006
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Glendale Public Library will reward children who read "just for fun" in the Library's 60th annual Summer Reading Program. All children through eighth grade who read eight books and redeem their reading log at the Glendale Public Library were to receive one free ticket to the Dodgers vs. Nationals game tonight (Friday, June 30.) "The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the staple of Southern California baseball for more than 47 years and during that time the Dodgers have established themselves as major contributors to the greater Los Angeles community," Howard Sunkin, SVP, Public Affairs, said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
April 29, 2004
CHUCK WIKE I work for the Glendale Public Library! I bet you're smiling. Most people do when I tell them where I work. That's probably the best "perk" of my job. People love the library. It's right up there with mom and apple pie, and for good reasons. The library is the place where you find the information you need to make decisions and answer questions. Decisions like which new water heater to buy. Decisions like which books would your kids enjoy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2005
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno recently chuckled over a newspaper headline about the Library that stated: "Practice reading skills with a real dog." Families who attend the Glendale Library's Barks & Books program know that the dog can't talk back, but he's a great listener! See the Central Library Children's Room section for program information. Special Programs Homework Help! Students in grades 4 - 12 can get special assistance from the Library's high school Homework Helpers.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
The Friends of the Glendale Public Library unanimously support Senate Bill 659 to extend the deadline to dissolve redevelopment agencies from Feb.1 to April 15 (“Support for SB 659,” Jan. 27). This additional time would allow for the orderly unwinding of California's redevelopment program. The Glendale public library system has benefited from redevelopment funds. Most recently, it was hoped that that such funds would support a major renovation of the Central Library. We urge all residents to write their legislative representatives to support SB 659. John Steele Glendale Editor's note: Steele is president of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library.
NEWS
January 12, 2002
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Award-winning poet Charles Harper Webb will appear at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Webb is a Glendale resident who teaches English at Cal State Long Beach. His poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize. His latest book, "Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies," was published in November. His 1997 and 1999 books books were honored with literary prizes.
NEWS
By: Darleene Barrientos | September 19, 2005
When Friends of the Glendale Public Library was soliciting ideas for the used bookstore they planned to open in the Glendale Central Library, 12-year-old Teagan Blain-Rozgay thought about submitting "You need the books, we need the money." Instead, Teagan, whose mother said she got her first library card at around age 2, went with "Book Nook." The same name was proposed 31 times among the more than 300 suggestions for the bookstore's name. "I was just thinking of something that rhymed," Teagan said.
NEWS
February 22, 2002
With the help of a little imagination and the appearance of a few friends of the feathered and scaly variety, J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series came alive for children at the Grandview branch of the Glendale Public Library on Thursday. Representatives from Wildlife on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that rescues injured animals, brought a burrowing owl, an American bullfrog and a boa constrictor to the library and discussed what kind of roles these animals played in the magical books.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2007
Author Jonathan Kirsch reveals the secrets of the Book of Revelation, the single most controversial book in the Bible, and shows how its apocalyptic text has been used and abused over the last twenty centuries. Kirsch is the author of ten books, including six books on the history of religion and religious texts. Kirsch will be speaking on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Public Library. The library is located at 222 E. Harvard St. in Glendale. His presentation follows the Friends of the Glendale Public Library annual meeting at 6:30.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2006
AHEAD WITH HORSES INC. Ahead with Horses Inc. is looking for volunteers to help disabled and disadvantaged children who receive developmental therapy lessons on horseback. High school students, this is an opportunity for you to earn your community service hours while helping others. A love for children and animals is appreciated. Ahead With Horses is at 9311 Del Arroyo Drive, Sun Valley. For more information, call Jennifer at (818) 767-6373. GLENDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY Friends of the Glendale Public Library are seeking volunteers for the new Book Store at 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.
NEWS
August 28, 2001
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Former prosector Vincent Bugliosi, whose book "Helter Skelter" became a best seller, will discuss his latest book at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Bugliosi's new book, "The Betrayal of America," centers around the 2001 presidential election. Bugliosi also wrote "Outrage," which was highly critical of the way O.J. Simpson was prosecuted. Bugliosi was the L.A. County deputy district attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson and several of his followers for the August 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and others.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | February 18, 2014
Cabrini Literary Guild members will don their sombreros and ruffled skirts for the annual fundraising luncheon themed “South of the Border” at 11 a.m. March 1 at the Oakmont Country Club. The funds raised go to winners of the annual creative writing contest who attend Archdiocesan high schools. The winners will be announced in April. This year, there are 36 entries from Immaculate Heart, Mayfield Senior School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Holy Family and St. Francis. Winning the contest in 2003 helped Cecile Lim of Glendale with her college career and beyond, she said.
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NEWS
By Katherine Yamada | November 21, 2013
The story behind Kenneth Village, the cluster of shops on Kenneth Road between Sonora and Grandview avenues in northwest Glendale, goes back to a time before those streets even existed. It was a time when it was open country, west of the little village of Casa Verdugo, and totally separate from another settlement to the southeast called Glendale. Vineyards, citrus orchards and commercial gardens covered most of the land. The most dominant man-made feature was a small cemetery, called Grand View, which opened in the mid-1880s, and it was one of the few such places around.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | November 13, 2013
Nichole Berklas and her family had an abundance of books, but exchanged few words with their North Glendale neighbors until they built a Little Free Library in front of their Mountain Avenue home. Resembling an oversized mailbox in the shape of a house, their Little Free Library holds about two dozen books and invites passersby to take home a good read or leave one for another to enjoy. The Berklas' book-sharing kiosk was the first of its kind in Glendale when it went up about a year ago, but is now part of a growing national network of Little Free Libraries soon to spread throughout the city.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 4, 2013
One of Glendale Unified's oldest schools is in the running for a $1-million grant that would transform its asphalt-dominated campus into a modern environmental beacon. The parents of children who attend Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Glendale's foreign language magnet school that attracts students from throughout the city and beyond, are the driving force behind the grant proposal. Their concern is over the environmental sustainability of the school, which is located 450 feet from the Golden State (5)
NEWS
July 30, 2013
Absurd, absolutely absurd! As a longtime patron of the Glendale Public Library, that is my considered opinion of the proposed “upgrades” to the library. One of the ridiculous proposals is the relocation of the main entrance. That entrance is visually engaging and absolutely functional. There is no logical reason whatsoever to move it. Another illogical proposed alteration is the repositioning of a staircase. There are two staircases. Both are in excellent condition and ideally situated to accommodate all patrons.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | July 24, 2013
Elise Kalfayan plans to create a higher profile of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library in her second term as president. Since 1990, the Friends have raised more than $750,000 in support of library services and materials. The group also promotes programs, volunteer activities and fundraising for the needs of all the branches in the Glendale community. One of the priorities this year is increasing the donated book sales, Kalfayan said. The Friends group plans to do more outreach to inform people of the monthly "dock sales" that are from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month on the loading dock at the rear of Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. "We also will be promoting our Amazon.com page, where we sell online those high-value books that are donated to us," she said.
NEWS
By Katherine Yamada | January 22, 2013
Montrose, a 300-acre 'planned community' opened Feb. 22, 1913 and more than 4,000 people showed up for the grand opening. Many arrived by horseback or on horse-drawn vehicles, according to Carroll W. Parcher, writing in “Glendale Area History,” published in 1981. The developers, Holmes and Watson, promoted their new development in a large display ad placed in the Feb. 21, 1913 Glendale News Press. “Montrose, a few minutes ride up the Foothill Boulevard from Glendale, right at the junction of the Verdugo, La Crescenta and La Canada Valleys.” “Be prepared to buy a lot or two. You've made money on your holdings in Glendale.
COMMUNITY
By Ruth Sowby | August 28, 2012
Thirty Women Achievers can also be called cover girls. They will grace the cover of the next issue of Business Life magazine. The women representing Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena were introduced at the top of the Glendale Hilton. On Thursday, as magazine vice president of marketing Greg Krikorian played master of ceremonies, each woman was given her turn in the spotlight to briefly describe her background. Four of the achievers from Glendale were Laurel Patric, Melina Sardar, Gayle Craig and Karine Bagdasarian.
NEWS
August 8, 2012
A nonprofit that has donated $50 per month to library sites throughout the city has halted the tradition because the money was at risk of being lost, stolen or misappropriated. Prompted by recommendations in a city audit, Friends of the Glendale Public Library stopped donating the cash last month. Instead, the nonprofit is rolling the money into the tens of thousands of dollars the organization donates to cover needed items outlined by library officials at the beginning of each year.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | July 10, 2012
The Crescenta Cañada Rotary Club recently distributed scholarships to graduating seniors. Receiving scholarships from La Cañada High School are Shannon Burt, who will attend the University of Michigan majoring in art and fashion design; John Lee, who will attend Rhode Island College majoring in art; Sienna Ko, who will attend Rhode Island College majoring in art; and David Alvarez, who will attend Santa Barbara City College majoring in...
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