August 2017 News and Events from Glendale Public Library
Two Writer in Residence Programs in August
On Monday, August 14, at 6 PM at the Main Library, Aprilynne will discuss "Writing Unrealistic Dialogue" with teens and adults. Learn the art of writing dialogue that snaps and sparkles, and why it should never truly be “realistic.” Warning: this program contains speech tags, pronouns, body language, and a distinct lack of niceties! Register for this event by clicking here.
"When I Grow Up I Want to Write Books" is Aprilynne's second program for August. This interactive session, on Saturday, August 26, at 1 PM at the Foothills Branch Library, will present a practical look at what life as a professional author is like, what people think vs. reality, what sort of money you’re really looking at, and what college path might help you. To register for this session, click here.
You can also get expert advice on your writing by booking a one-on-one appointment with Aprilynne Pike at the Main Library. The Writer in Residence office hours are on Saturdays from 12-2 PM or Mondays from 2-4 PM. Book an appointment by calling 623-930-3530 or by stopping by the Ask Here desk.
Critically acclaimed and a #1 New York Times best-selling author, Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales since she was a child with a hyperactive imagination. At age 20, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. She is the author of the best-selling Wings series and the recently-released and well-reviewed Glitter. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids.
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Thinking about adopting a pet? On Tuesday, August 1, at 6:30 PM at the Foothills Branch, Rachael Kreisler, V.M.D., M.S.C.E of Midwestern University, will discuss the ways that pets arrive in animal shelters, what’s important during a shelter stay to keep animals at their healthiest, and when and how pets leave shelters.
On Saturday, August 12, at 1 PM at the Main Library, join us for a workshop especially tailored for over-50 entrepreneurs considering starting a business for the first time, presented by SCORE of Greater Phoenix. This workshop will cover the basics of starting a business, the rewards and pitfalls of becoming an “encore entrepreneur," critical success factors for a new business, and resources available to help along the way.
Create your very own masterpiece using “bleeding art” tissue paper on Saturday, August 26, at 12 PM at the Velma Teague Branch. You can either use our Ellison die-cutting machine or make your own freeform shapes from this special tissue to transfer onto canvas. Registration is required, so click here to sign up.
Back to School: Resources for Adult Learners
Did you know that a full 71% of college attendees are non-traditional learners? Glendale Public Library has free resources for adult learners at all levels!
Brainfuse Online Tutoring offers live chat homework help for every grade and subject from Kindergarten through college. Brainfuse also provides résumé services, live assistance with Microsoft Office products and language education help. Services are offered in English and Spanish every day from 1-10 PM.
LearningExpress Library is an online learning solution that provides users, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles — all developed by expert academic and industry professionals.
Khan Academy features expert-created content and resources for every subject and level.
To access these resources, visit http://bit.ly/gpleducation
Teens, share with us your favorite book you read over the summer for a chance to win a prize! From Tuesday, August 1-Thursday, August 31, pick up an entry form in the Teen Department at the Foothills Branch. The winner will be notified at the end of the month.
Beads out of duct tape? Yes, it's true! On Saturday, August 19, from 1-3 PM at the Velma Teague Branch, come make really cool beads out of duct tape and then make bracelets, necklaces, keychains and anything else your imagination can come up with. All supplies provided. Ages 10-18. Click here to sign up.
Challenge your friends, foes, and strangers to a teen-chosen, teen-approved trivia battle via Kahoot.com at the Main Library, on Monday, August 21, from 6-7:30 PM. Use your own smartphone/tablet or borrow one of the library's tablets to fight for the right to brag endlessly about your trivia knowledge! For ages 12-18 only!
Join us on the Foothills Branch Youth Patio, on Wednesday, August 16, from 10:30-11:30 AM for bouncy bubbles, sudsy doll washing, a rubber ducky tub and other cool water play activities. Wear shoes, sunscreen and dress to get wet! Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required, so click here to sign up, beginning August 9.
Unwind from the back-to-school bustle during an evening of fun for kids and their families on Thursday, August 17, from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Velma Teague Branch! Enjoy carnival-style games, prizes and a special craft!
Join the fun on Saturday, August 26, at 11 AM at the Foothills Branch as Junie B., Herb, Lucille and all their friends read some of Junie's "Top Secret Personal Beeswax" Journal and sing and dance their favorite songs! Presented by Spotlight Youth Theatre. Please note: The library will open at noon. The library lobby will open at 10:45 AM for seating.