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November 2015 News and Events from Glendale Public Library

Tellabration! Stories from the Heart of Arizona

Celebrate the Art of Story at the first Tellabration festival held at the Glendale Public Library, Saturday, November 14, from 1:00-4:00 PM! This event – envisioned as a means of building community – is free and open to tellers and audiences of all ages, and includes workshops, lectures and discussions. Featured presenters at this event are Tony Norris, Dorothy Daniels Anderson, and Megan Finnerty. In addition, children and the young-at-heart can enjoy stories in the “Dragon’s Lair” all afternoon! Get more details at http://gpltellabration.weebly.com

National Novel Writing Month Events at GPL!

Can you write a novel in one month? That's the challenge of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. If you are a NaNoWriMo participant, join us at our write-ins! See a full schedule here.


Want to know more about NaNoWriMo? Kids and teens 17 and under can register for the Young Writers Program at http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/, while those 18 and older can register at http://nanowrimo.org/.


Staff Spotlight: Elly Reidy

The youngest Glendale Public Library patrons know "Miss Elly" as the "Storytime Lady". But, what you might not know is that Elly is an accomplished professional storyteller with 17 years of experience, an enthusiastic scrapbooker, and a voracious reader. Since joining the staff at Main Library in 1998, Elly has been a mainstay of the Youth Department, leading craft programs and "beary" special events. See some of her favorite books here, and see her perform in the "Dragon's Lair" at our Tellabration Event on November 14.


Database of the Month: LearningExpress Library

Need help prepping for a certification exam? Want to improve your math or grammar skills? Studying for the GED? LearningExpress Library can help! LearningExpress Library is a Web-based toolthat provides users with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. 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. Click here, select Learning Express Library, log in with your library card, and get to work!


Veterans Honored at Glendale Main Library.

"Remembering Our Fallen" is a war memorial that consists of individual state exhibits created to remember our country’s Fallen from The War on Terror since the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. This exhibit includes military and personal photos of our Fallen who called Arizona home, and died from wounds suffered in the war zone while wearing our country’s uniform. “Remembering Our Fallenwill be on display in the auditorium wing of the Main Library from Monday, November 9 to Wednesday, November 11.


In addition to this memorial, the Glendale Veterans Memorial Association and the Glendale Library and Arts Division will be conducting the 13th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. at the Glendale Veterans Memorial on the front lawn of the Main Library.


During this approximately hour-long ceremony in honor of Arizona’s service men and women, members of the Glendale Veterans Memorial Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans will replace the current flags from the memorial with new ones. These flags include an American flag, an Arizona State flag, and a POW/MIA flag. This ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, call the City of Glendale Public Art Program at 623-930-3557.


Glendale Public Library

  • Foothills Branch: 19055 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308 (623) 930-3830
  • Main Library: 5959 W Brown St. Glendale, AZ 85302 (623) 930-3530
  • Velma Teague Branch: 7010 N. 58th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301 (623) 930-3430



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