June 15, 2002
Keep your kids reading all summer long in the Glendale Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program. Eager readers can sign up beginning Sunday at Glendale Central Library and Monday at any of the city's four branch libraries or at the Bookmobile. The city's librarians are asking participants to read at least eight books by Aug. 10. Nonreaders can listen to stories. Beginning readers can read along with a parent or other family member. Children can keep track of what they've read by recording titles on a colorful reading log that will be given to each participant when they sign up, along with a matching plastic book bag. There's enough room for 50 book titles on this log, so hot-shot readers can really go for broke!
July 5, 2003
Participants in the summer reading program at the La Crescenta Library will be getting a taste of the Caribbean. On July 11 and 12, Alina Mendez will present "Fiesta in the Caribbean," a program with Caribbean-themed storytelling and dance. The program is part of the library's summer reading program, "It's a Jungle Out There, Swing into Your Library." The library is offering three programs, one at 10 a.m. July 11 for preschoolers, one at 2 p.m. July 11 for school-age children and a family program at 2 p.m. July 12. The show will be at the library, 4521 La Crescenta Ave., and is free.
July 31, 2006
The side lawn of the Central Library was transformed into a tidy barnyard on Saturday as a laid-back band of farm animals set up camp in Glendale. And where animals roam, children are sure to follow ? which is just what library staff intended, to attract children to the library during the summer as a part of the Summer Reading Program. Two pygmy goats, two alpacas, two chickens and a smattering of ducks and bunnies composed a handy rural backdrop for entertainers Sandy Walker and Barbara Leone, who introduced each animal with a lively jingle.
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.
July 20, 2005
TODAY Guest speaker Pierre Odier will speak about a "Cambodian Adventure" from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 507-6210. THURSDAY The Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Clancy's Crab Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave., Glendale. The featured speaker is Will Fleet, publisher of the Glendale News-Press.
July 4, 2005
Darleene Barrientos If 10-year-old Mariam Danial had not been at the Glendale Central Library Saturday, drawing a dog in pink chalk on the sidewalk outside, she would probably be home, drawing or reading. "This is more fun," Mariam said. Mariam was one of dozens of children who took advantage of the Super Saturday activities -- students got ice cream and a temporary Harry Potter tattoo in exchange for leaving their mark in chalk on the library sidewalk.
June 28, 2002
TODAY GLENDALE Open mic begins at 8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave. Enjoy an evening of poetic expression as local poets recite their original works. For more information, call 246-4677. LA CRESCENTA The kick-off of the summer reading program begins with the preschoolers "Wrapped Up in Reading" event at 10 a.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 4521 La Crescenta Ave. For more information, call 248-5313. SATURDAY GLENDALE HealthCare Partners Medical Group and Blue Shield 65 will hold a seminar for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave. The topic will be "What You Should Know About Medicare + Choice HMO Plans."
July 21, 2005
TODAY The Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Clancy's Crab Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave., Glendale. The featured speaker is Will Fleet, publisher of the Glendale News-Press. He will speak about "The Top Ten Issues Facing Glendale Today." A $20 dinner menu is available. For more information, call Richard Thelin at (818) 521-8516. FRIDAY Super Readers, Super Heroes Summer Reading Program continues with "Little Heroes: Zany Stories and Music" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the La Crescenta Public Library, 4521 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.
July 19, 2005
TODAY The Glendale Central Library will be screening the film "National Treasure" at 2 p.m. in the auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-2020. Couples and singles are invited to square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at the Methodist Church, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Donation is $5. For more information, call (818) 846-4173 or (818) 846-8848. WEDNESDAY Guest speaker Pierre Odier will speak about a "Cambodian Adventure" from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale.
July 1, 2000
Jo Van Amburg Summer is a great time for students and their families to take advantage of free programs and activities offered by the city of Glendale. The library's annual Summer Reading Program runs through Saturday, Aug. 12, at the central and branch libraries. "Library Kids Lead The Way" is sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library with funding provided by the Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 program. Children of all ages are challenged to read -- or listen to -- at least eight books in eight weeks.