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Library Insider

January 2018 News and Events from Glendale Public Library

Find a Job or Start a Business!

If your New Year’s resolution involves finding a great job or starting a new business, the Main Library has you covered!


Getting Your Job Search Off to a Good Start in 2018 will be much easier with the help of Martha Rockwell, a professional career coach. This workshop on Tuesday, January 2, from 10:30 AM-12 PM, will focus on understanding the areas of the job search and how they work together for best results. Seating is limited, so click here to register.


Want to be your own boss? ASU Startup School is a 6-part series is designed to help entrepreneurs learn how to start and grow a business. Classes run on Tuesdays, January 9- February 13, from 6-7:30 PM. Topics include Stage 1 - From Idea to Profit (1/9); Stage 2 - It Starts with an Idea (1/16); Stage 3 - Find Your Customer (1/23); Stage 4 - Build Your Product (1/30); Stage 5 - Build a Profitable Company (2/6); and Stage 6 - Grow Your Company (2/13). Click here to register.


22nd Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering

Performers, writers and audience members of all ages are welcome at this FREE event on Saturday, January 27, from 10 AM-4:30 PM at the Main Library. Highlights include a spotlight performance and workshop by the Pistoleros, plus over 70 live music performances on two stages all day. Enjoy workshops and lectures on crafting songs, insight from Fervor Records on the music supervisor and label's viewpoint, tips on how to "break down the door" to get through to the people that matter, a Q&A with music and entertainment attorneys, song critique sessions, inspiration and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Lacy & Wendy's Mobile Wood-fired Pizza Oven, and the Friends of the Library will hold a fundraiser and book sale. This event is held in partnership with the Arizona Songwriters Association and is sponsored in part by Fervor Records. For more information, click here.

New Year’s Book Bonanza

Start the New Year off with some great books! From 12-5 PM on Saturday, January 6, beautiful, popular adult fiction titles will be sold in the Hummingbird Room of the Foothills Branch for the amazing low price of just $1 per bag of books! We provide the bags, you choose the titles. Thank you for supporting the Glendale Public Libraries.

Meet Libby: The One-tap Reading App from Your Library

Did you know that Glendale Public Library has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them instantly, for free, using just a mobile device and the new Overdrive Libby app! Learn how easy it is to download and use this new “one-tap reading app” on Monday, January 8, from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Velma Teague Branch. Staff will be on hand to guide you through the process. If you’re closer to the Foothills Branch or the Main Library, you can also find help at one of their monthly sessions.


By downloading the Libby app on Google Play or iTunes, you can download eBooks and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space. Libby allows you to sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more cards for each library. All your loans and holds are consolidated on a single “shelf,” and you can keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab. If you read on more than one device, like a phone and a tablet, Libby keeps your progress, bookmarks and notes in sync. In addition to print books, Libby lets you read zoomable graphic novels, or picture books with readalong audio.


For more information about using Libby, visit our eBooks and More page.


A Whole New Year of Storytimes!

Have you and your kids been missing the library storytimes? Starting on Tuesday, January 2, they’re back from their short winter’s nap! Click here to see all the fun storytimes we have in store for you.


January Holiday Closures

All Glendale Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 1, in observance of New Year's Day, and on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Please note that the library book drops will not be available on these days.


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