Library News and Events for December 2016
LIBCON West! Glendale Public Library's first Comic-Con is coming!
Spider-Man might visit the Glendale Public Library. So might Batman, Superman, and a wide variety of other comic-related characters. That’s because Glendale Public Library is hosting its first annual library pop-culture convention on December 10, 2016!
LIBCON West was inspired by comic-cons that make appearances at libraries all around the nation. This free event is geared for teens, ages 12 to 18, and will feature panels on a variety of topics, vendors and artists selling their products, a DJ and a dance just for teens, a food cart selling delicious hot dogs, and crafts and activities for teens. The vendors, food cart, and performances on the library lawn are open to all ages.
Confirmed teen authors attending the event include Amy K. Nichols, Aprilynne Pike, and Beth Cato, who will be featured on an author panel to start the day.
This event will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with vendors and crafts running from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Main Library. Sponsors include Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop and Zinio.
More information can be found at bit.ly/LIBCONWest. With questions, please call 623-930-3530. To become an official sponsor of the event, or if you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please visit: www.libconwest.weebly.com.
Teens, come have fun altering strange and creepy historic photos to prepare for the release of the movie! Ages 12-18.
Looking for someplace to chill and hang out after school? Want to meet like-minded teens who love the library? Want to have some fun and get to know new people? Come join us...and yes, there will be snacks! Ages 12-18.
Drop in for our first annual Teen Winter Party! Play games, enjoy some snacks, and create a 3D snowflake!
Get in the holiday spirit at this festive and relaxing performance featuring classical and contemporary favorites for all ages. Performed by flutists Karen Thomasson, Rebekah Lowe, Emily Bean and Tana Welker.
Members of the Glendale Public Library's Acoustic Jam Session take the stage to entertain the audience with holiday favorites. Please note, performers for this event are scheduled in advance.
Create your own holiday ornament with clay and then emboss, paint and decorate to suit your own taste! This session is free and open to the general public, but it does require a prior reservation. Click here to register.
Need a holiday read?
Make some joyful noise!
Need music for a holiday celebration? The library has you covered. In addition to the CDs for checkout at the libraries, you can checkout music on your phone, tablet or computer. Just click here! There, you can find great music on Freegal and Hoopla. On a mobile device? Download the Freegal and Hoopla apps. All you need is your library card number and PIN, and you’ll be dancing with holiday cheer!
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 -- Christmas Eve
Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 -- Christmas Day
Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 -- Christmas Holiday
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 -- New Year's Day
Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 -- New Year's Holiday
The book drops will also be closed on the above dates!