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All Glendale Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 21 in observance of Easter. The outdoor book drops will also be closed and no items will be due on this holiday.
 
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Spectacular Spring Book Sale at the Foothills Branch Library - Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
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  • April 20: "Exist" Astronomy Workshops & Demos - Making Sense of the Universe Within Us

    April 20: Exist Astronomy Workshops & Demos

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  • April 24: Cooking with Chef Larry - April in Paris

    April 24: Cooking with Chef Larry - April in Paris

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  • April 25: Live @ the Library - Tetra String Quartet Presents Night of the Living Composers

    April 25: Live @ the Library - Tetra String Quartet

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  • April 22: Maker Mondays - Funky Junk Robots

    April 22: Maker Mondays - Funky Junk Robots

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  • April 25: STEAM Maker Lab - UV Color-Changing Bracelets!

    April 25: STEAM Maker Lab - UV Color-Changing Bracelets!

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  • April 24: ASU Startup School Stage 2 - It Starts with an Idea

    April 24: ASU Startup School Stage 2 - It Starts with an Idea

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Discovery and Exploration Backpacks @ Your Library! Discovery and Exploration Backpacks @ Your Library
The Glendale Public Libraries are now offering a collection of themed Discovery and Exploration Backpacks for families and patrons of all ages! These backpacks feature a variety of books, hiking resources and tools, including trail guides, binoculars, flashlights, telescopes, bug magnifying viewers and more, that can be used to explore the great outdoors at any of Arizona’s many parks and recreational sites, or even in your own backyard! For a limited time, each backpack will include a free Arizona State Parks Pass! Click here for more information.
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Writer in Residence Katrina Shawver Writer in Residence: Katrina Shawver
March-May
The library is hosting a Writer in Residence who will be onsite to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors. Katrina Shawver is an experienced writer, public speaker and the author of Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, an award-winning biography released in 2017. Meet one-on-one for expert writing advice or manuscript review or attend a workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing. All experience levels are welcome. Click here for more information.
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Amy K. Nichols Writer in Residence: Amy K. Nichols
May-July
The library is hosting a Writer in Residence who will be onsite to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors. Amy K. Nichols is the author of the YA science fiction novels Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Meet one-on-one for expert writing advice or manuscript review or attend a workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing. All experience levels are welcome. Click here for more information.
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Heroes Regional Park Library Design Glendale Public Library Services Expand to Western Glendale
Construction Now Underway
The construction of Glendale’s fourth and newest public library branch, located on the grounds of Heroes Regional Park near 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, officially commenced on June 11, 2018. The new 7,500 sq. ft. library is projected to serve 80,000 visitors annually and bring an array of branch library services and the latest innovations in library technologies to the western portion of our city’s municipality.
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Looking for something good to read? Browse our Favorite Reads, visit one of our quarterly Brown Bag Booktalks, or try one of our other great resources you can use to find a book you'll love.
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New Meeting Room Policy Rental Opportunities
Glendale Public Library meeting rooms are available to rental for resident and nonresident, nonprofit and commercial groups.  Click here for more information.
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Xeriscape garden Main Library's Xeriscape Garden
Did you know that visiting a garden is good for your health? It’s true! Come visit the Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. With over 400 species of desert-adapted plants, the garden showcases landscape practices that are in harmony with the Sonoran Desert. The rich diversity of plants, abundant shade, and natural setting create a welcome respite for wildlife and people. Click here for details.
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