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August 28, 2010
School librarians often have stories to tell, and Barbara Canady, who signed on as librarian at Glendale High in 1958, is no exception. Canady's office was in the tower, just below the clock, of the high school built in 1924 at the corner of Broadway and Verdugo Road. Her office was the setting for a story involving a tradition that the outgoing senior class president would be dunked into the fish pond in the Senior Glen. One year, that outgoing president hid in the tower above her office, trying to escape his pursuers, who came up the back stairs.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 7, 2014
For Edgar Bullington, or Mr. B as he's affectionately called, books are toys. And for the past 26 years he's had the grandest time playing with them as the children's librarian at Glendale's Grandview Library. “I love reading to kids. Their eyes, their smiles. I get to play,” said the 67-year-old who is retiring next month. Bullington is beloved for his theatrics. When he reads to children, which he has done weekly at a pre-school story time at Grandview Library for roughly two decades, he gives each character their own voice.
NEWS
By KATHERINE YAMADA | April 28, 2006
Muriel Badger, who had a library career that spanned 33 years and several Glendale branches, began working with the Los Angeles Public Library in 1941 as an "intermittent librarian." "I went to 27 different branches as needed," she said. "This was before World War II and I went everywhere by red car. I got there on time, but after a year, I got tired of the traveling and decided it was time to sit still in one place. "I was offered a job with the Glendale library some time after Pearl Harbor.
BUSINESS
By Tania Chatila | August 8, 2006
DOWNTOWN GLENDALE ? When the city's director of libraries first heard that DreamWorks Animation SKG's annual employee summer carnival was going to benefit the Glendale Central Library's children's room, she expected a $100 donation. "That buys maybe six or seven books, which is great," Nancy Hunt-Coffey said. But instead, the library is getting 100 times that. Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation is expected to present a $10,000 check to the library officials at tonight's City Council meeting.
NEWS
June 13, 2001
Marlene Hitt There was once a lake named for a local pastor. What happened to it? Pasko Lake was quite large, covering a good portion of the Big Tujunga Wash. No one has actually seen it, because it was a huge underground reservoir. There are questions about the present day existence of that body of water. Once a supply of local well water, it is thought to have been plundered to its demise and that no water come from it at this time. There was also a Pasko Park.
FEATURES
By Rachel Kane | September 14, 2006
Sarah Sherman stood in a small filing space toward the back of the Brand Library. She wore a buttoned-up pink cardigan and black-rimmed glasses. She said she loves to file. Sherman, 30, of Los Angeles, was made to be a librarian, said Cathy Billings, her supervisor at the Brand Library. And as a volunteer at the Brand Library, she's getting lots of experience. She's been cataloging hundreds of art slides from museums and galleries from all over California for about a month.
NEWS
March 23, 2000
The Glendale Central Library continued its "Wow! It's Wednesday" series with a Harry Potter Party for kids 6 and older. The kids were treated to cookies as they tried to guess how many jelly beans were in several jars. Children's librarian Theresa Robinett dressed up in a robe and wizard's hat, and read to the children from the first Harry Potter book. Then everyone created their very own magic wands. The Harry Potter series concerns a young boy who finds out his parents are magicians.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
Mountain Avenue Elementary?s Foundation gala filled the school?s courtyard with balloons and silent auction baskets. The Mountain Avenue is Committed to Kids (MACK) International fundraising gala was brought back home to the school?s campus after 10 years. In the past, the event was at local country clubs and restaurants, but this year the Foundation board decided to bring it back to the school to make it more accessible to all parents, according to MACK president Greg Grande.
COMMUNITY
February 19, 2013
Geraldene “Gerry” Ripley, a longtime resident of Glendale, passed away on February 12, 2013, on her 88tth birthday. Born in Pasadena to Paul Burr and Cecelia Schmider, Geraldene graduated from Hollywood High in 1942. She met her husband in 1944 at Camp Callan, near La Jolla. The couple made their home in the Adams Hill area of Glendale in 1947. Geraldene was active in the community, school district and at John Muir Elementary School, where she was the Librarian until 1980 when she started with Glendale Library until her retirement in 1992.
NEWS
By By Lauren Hilgers | January 23, 2006
A Crescenta Valley high school student devotes her free time to helping children in Uganda.Each year, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, La Crescenta librarian Victoria Guagliardo goes looking for heroes. She finds books on figures like George Washington Carver and Dorothea Dix to read to her young patrons. "I try to find somebody who's had an impact on society," Guagliardo said. This year, the librarian had to look no farther than her own backyard. "I was thinking about it -- then I realized we have heroes right here at the library," she said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 7, 2014
For Edgar Bullington, or Mr. B as he's affectionately called, books are toys. And for the past 26 years he's had the grandest time playing with them as the children's librarian at Glendale's Grandview Library. “I love reading to kids. Their eyes, their smiles. I get to play,” said the 67-year-old who is retiring next month. Bullington is beloved for his theatrics. When he reads to children, which he has done weekly at a pre-school story time at Grandview Library for roughly two decades, he gives each character their own voice.
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February 19, 2013
Geraldene “Gerry” Ripley, a longtime resident of Glendale, passed away on February 12, 2013, on her 88tth birthday. Born in Pasadena to Paul Burr and Cecelia Schmider, Geraldene graduated from Hollywood High in 1942. She met her husband in 1944 at Camp Callan, near La Jolla. The couple made their home in the Adams Hill area of Glendale in 1947. Geraldene was active in the community, school district and at John Muir Elementary School, where she was the Librarian until 1980 when she started with Glendale Library until her retirement in 1992.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 30, 2012
Three of four Glendale Unified high school librarians will be reassigned to classroom teaching positions as the district works to address ongoing budget challenges, officials confirmed this week. The reassignments come three months after Assistant Supt. for Human Resources David Samuelson announced that budget constraints were forcing the district to reevaluate its library services. The teacher-librarians at Glendale, Hoover and Crescenta Valley high schools, credentialed by the state to both teach and provide library services, will return to the classroom for the start of the 2012-13 school year, Samuelson said.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 19, 2012
Librarian positions at four Glendale Unified high schools may be eliminated for the 2012-13 school year as the district tries to balance budget and staffing variables, officials said. The four librarians - who are also credentialed teachers - at Glendale, Hoover, Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools have been notified that they could be moved from their current positions back into the classroom as the district works to create breathing room in its ever shrinking budget.
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | April 7, 2011
I’ve seen a lot of public libraries in my day, but I can’t recall a single one that lays claim to influencing 30 years of American pop culture. Then again, I haven’t lived in Burbank that long. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised that one local librarian single-handedly saved a scene in “The Rock,” or that the Aztecs in an old Ford truck commercial had properly knotted loincloths thanks to the Burbank Library. From the mid 1970s until the late 1990s or early 2000s (depending on who you talk to)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | December 25, 2010
Barbara Canady gets a twinkle in her eye as she unwraps the tissue paper from the antique Christmas ornament and places it gingerly on the purple terry cloth next to a bevy of others in her collection. Most of them are mouth-blown glass ornaments made in Germany from the early 1900s to 1930s, said the retired Glendale High School librarian. Perhaps the most breathtaking is the quartet of mercury glass reindeer ranging from 3 to 6 inches tall. After the figure was completed, a mercury solution was swirled around inside the body cavity and the excess spilled out, leaving a silvery shine.
NEWS
August 28, 2010
School librarians often have stories to tell, and Barbara Canady, who signed on as librarian at Glendale High in 1958, is no exception. Canady's office was in the tower, just below the clock, of the high school built in 1924 at the corner of Broadway and Verdugo Road. Her office was the setting for a story involving a tradition that the outgoing senior class president would be dunked into the fish pond in the Senior Glen. One year, that outgoing president hid in the tower above her office, trying to escape his pursuers, who came up the back stairs.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 25, 2008
GLENDALE — City libraries will see reduced operating hours this year under a new plan meant to address a 5% budget cut, officials said Thursday. The new hours will go into effect Aug. 4 at nearly all libraries in an effort to bridge about half of the $427,000 in cuts to the libraries department that were made last month as part of the city’s fiscal 2008-09 budget, Libraries Director Cindy Cleary said. Many of the reductions reflect cuts in hourly staffing, or a reorganization of existing full-time workers to man service desks, which at some branches will have to be consolidated at certain times to accommodate the lighter rosters.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
Mountain Avenue Elementary?s Foundation gala filled the school?s courtyard with balloons and silent auction baskets. The Mountain Avenue is Committed to Kids (MACK) International fundraising gala was brought back home to the school?s campus after 10 years. In the past, the event was at local country clubs and restaurants, but this year the Foundation board decided to bring it back to the school to make it more accessible to all parents, according to MACK president Greg Grande.
FEATURES
By Ryan Vaillancourt | March 12, 2007
A pack of eager youngsters were entertained with the sounds and sights of Spain on Saturday, but they didn’t need to go too far from home. With the help of the La Crescenta Library, flamenco dancer Susana Elena and classical guitarist Almer Imamovic brought traditional Spanish entertainment to the library reading room. Elena was selected by the library among 94 other artists and performers that auditioned before Los Angeles County educational organizations in January, children’s librarian Marta Gulyas said.
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