Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pacific Park Branch Library!

As you are preparing for your Thanksgiving feast, check out Pacific Park Library’s display of cookbooks and spice up (literally speaking) your traditional dinner table with these international cuisine ideas.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Glendale History Drive 2011!

The Glendale Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of History Drive 2011!

In the Library's first History Drive in 2009, when we invited folks to share images from their collection with the Library, we collected over 100 images documenting the history and culture of the Glendale and the surrounding area.

One set of photographs, donated by former Mayor John Drayman as a part of the History Drive Kick Off event in March 2009, fetures the work of local professional photographer Glenn B. Ward. Ward's images,
taken primarily in the 1950s, provide a rich history of a specific time in Glendale and the nearby areas of Montrose and La Crescenta.

For History Drive 2011, we're asking for information about
these pictures!

Flickr users can leave comments and tags that will help tell each picture's story: who, what where, when, anything that describes the image and its context. Those without a Flickr account can still view the images on Flickr and participate by emailing their comments to the library at

Click here to get started!

For more information on the History Drive, please visit the Glendale Public Library website.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Glendale Public Library Is Now on Historypin!

The Glendale Public Library is now sharing photographs from the Special Collections Room on Historypin!

Historypin, a collaboration between We Are What We Do and Google, allows individuals and institutions to share photographs (and video and audio clips) geographically, "pinning" images to their current street view on Google Maps. The image above compares Brand Boulevard in 1934 to its circa 2009 counterpart.

Click on the button below to explore the Glendale Public Library's collection of images, and feel free to share your comments and recollections.

See what I've pinned on Historypin

Once you've got it down, set up an account and post your own images!

For more information on what Historypin is and how it works, check out their introductory video:

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Follow the Glendale Public Library on Facebook!

The Glendale Public Library is now on Facebook!

Follow us to find out about events, lectures, new books and materials, and other important information by "liking" us.

And while you're at it, here are a few more Facebook pages you might like to follow:

The Book Talk blog may continue to publish posts from time to time, but the Facebook page will now be the easiest way to keep up on GPL news and events. See you there!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New KCET/LA as Subject Blog: SoCal Focus

A photograph from the Special Collections Room of the Glendale Public Library was featured in a post last week on SoCal Focus, a new blog on the KCET website.

The blog, a collaboration between KCET and LA as Subject, incorporates local history materials from archives, museums, libraries, and other institutions across Southern California and will cover myriad topics related to the culture and history of the region's past (as well as an occasional glimpse into its future).

Only a month old, the blog has already posted some great stories (and some really wonderful images), so be sure to check back regularly!

Friday, January 28, 2011

February Events for Adults and Teens at the Glendale Public Library

Gallery events and a Library Renovation Community Meeting at the Brand, free movies at the Central Library Auditorium, teen book groups at Central and Montrose, and Microsoft Word instruction en EspaƱol at Pacific Park!

Plus Central Auditorium lectures by authors Krikor Beledian (Mantraner, Armenian Futurism) and E.J. Stephens (Early Warner Bros. Studios) in the continuing Authors, Artists, and Friends Series sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library!

There's plenty going on in February at the Glendale Public Library, so come join in the fun!

Click on the images below to view a larger version of the February Events and see what's happening throughout the Glendale Public Library system.

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