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March News and Events at Glendale Public Library

Aspiring Authors Can Become Published Authors with Our Writer in Residence

Interested in writing a book? Amy K. Nichols, author of the young adult science fiction Duplexity series (Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone), is ready to provide some authorial advice during her second year as a Writer in Residence at the Glendale Main Library.


Starting on Thursday, March 2 and continuing through Monday, May 29, Writer in Residence open office hours will be held on Mondays from 4-6 PM and Thursdays from 12-2 PM (except May 11) in the Creative Space at the Main Library. Make your reservations at the Ask Here desk.


In a mutually beneficial partnership, the library shares space with Amy to work on her next novel while she shares the benefit of her expertise. “Many people dream of being published, but don’t know where to start, or think somehow such a goal isn’t possible for them. This program brings published and aspiring authors together with the goal of helping people write the stories only they can tell,” says Amy. In addition to offering one-on-one guidance during open office hours, she will be conducting several workshops.


Upcoming events include a series of “Publishing 101” adult workshops in the Creative Space at the Main Library on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 PM: “Setting Yourself Up for Success” on March 7, “Writing a Winning Query Letter” on April 4, and “Navigating the Business” on May 2. Each of the three Glendale libraries will also host a teen program: “Building a Story” at the Main Library Large Meeting Room on Monday, March 20 at 6 PM; “The Science of Science Fiction” at the Foothills Branch Roadrunner Room on Wednesday, April 26 at 6 PM; and “Fanfiction” at the Velma Teague Branch Meeting Room on Saturday, May 13 at 1 PM. Registration is required.

Spectacular Spring Booksale

Don’t miss the Foothills Branch Library's semi-annual booksale on Saturday, March 25, from 10 AM-4 PM in the Roadrunner Room! This huge sale of books, DVDs and CDs will have something for everyone. The Hummingbird Room will also feature a cash-only Buck-a-Bag sale from 10 AM-2 PM, with bags provided by the library. All proceeds from the sale will directly benefit the library. Please note that our sale begins 2 hours before the library opens.



We Have the Best Friends -- and a Prize to Prove It!

We're proud to announce that the Friends of the Glendale Public Library recently won a United for Libraries’ 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week Award and $250 prize. The American Library Association's press release cites the GPL Friends as one of only two groups nationwide to receive this recognition. The Friends "have helped develop successful library programs, raised money for special equipment, helped connect with city leaders, and engaged library customers with ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign."

ALA Press Release | Friends Website | Friends Facebook | Be a Friend


Tips to Find a Great Book Today

Are you impatiently waiting for a new book from your favorite writer? Time flies when you use NoveList Plus to find a great readalike. You just might discover a new author to add to your list of favorites.


Teens (and adults!) will love our freshly updated lists of recommended books for teens. Adventure, fantasy, humor, horror and more await you!


Want to know what we like at the Glendale Public Library? Then be sure to browse our monthly Staff Picks, our all-time Favorite Reads, and the selections from our quarterly Brown Bag Booktalks.


Love Is Love

The digital version of Love Is Love, a #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel created to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando, Florida, is now available online through the library's hoopla database. Some of the most iconic characters in pop culture appear to help bring attention to this benefit project, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and even Harry Potter. Through July 31, 2017, hoopla digital’s proceeds from each borrow of Love Is Love will be donated to the victims, survivors, and families of those affected by the tragedy through Equality Florida. To learn how to instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more through hoopla with your library card, click here.


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