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Notice The Main Glendale Library will be hosting a teen-only, pop-culture convention on Dec. 10 and will not have quiet study areas available on this day. Please visit our Foothills Branch Library or our Velma Teague Branch Library for your quiet study needs.
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  • LIBCON West

    Dec. 10: LIBCON West - Pop Culture Convention

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  • Gingerbread Storytime

    Dec. 6: Gingerbread Storytime

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  • Flute

    Dec. 3: Flutasia: Holiday Concert

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  • My Kids in Sign

    Dec. 3: My Kids in Sign Holiday Performance

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  • Candle

    Holiday Booksale at Foothills

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  • Polar bear

    Dec. 5: Polar Bear Holiday Craft

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New self-check

New All-in-One Service
Beginning in winter 2016, all three Glendale Public Library locations will feature the Bibliotheca SmartServe 1000 — a self-check machine that allows you to pay fines and fees with cash or credit. These new, user-friendly machines will allow for:

  • faster, more convenient check-out.
  • more privacy and greater security when paying fines.
  • shorter lines at the service desks.
  • more staffing at service desks.

You will still be able to pay your fine by credit or debit card, or by check, at all of the Adult Service Desks. Adding the Bibliotheca SmartServe 1000 will not result in any reduction in staff at the library, but will allow us to provide better and more efficient service to you. If you have any questions about the new Bibliotheca SmartServe machines, feel free to ask a member of our staff.

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LIBCON West *LIBCON West: Glendale Public Library's Pop Culture Convention!
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at the Glendale Main Library
Celebrate everything pop culture at the first annual pop culture convention hosted by Glendale Public Library. This event will include panels on pop culture topics for teens, crafts for teens, vendors selling their comic-con inspired materials for everyone of all ages, food, cosplayers, and more. Visit for more information.
*This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Library site conceptual design

New Glendale Public Library Branch Project Update
Heroes Regional Park Library Site Advances to Design Phase
Project design is currently slated to begin July 2016 and will take approximately 12 months to complete. Click here for more information.

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Express Yourself!

Libraries Transform: Express Yourself!
Sept. 2016 through Aug. 2017
Enjoy a year-long series of free creative programs for all ages offering self-expression through songwriting, storytelling, art, music and drama workshops developed by Glendale Public Library and offered at all three branch libraries. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Civitas GCC Civitas Free Film Series
Our neighbor, Glendale Community College, is presenting a free four-part film series. Titles include Of Civil Rights & Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story (Wednesday, Feb. 22); and The Central Park Five (Thursday, Apr. 6). All shows start at 6:30 p.m. in GCC SU-104DE in the Student Union Building. For more information, click here or email
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Go Mobile

Go Mobile!
Click here to browse our monthly recommendations of the best in mobile apps. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Mobile Devices Mobile Print Services
You can print directly from our library computers -- or from anywhere! Click here to send your documents from your mobile device, laptop, or home computer.
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Tell Your Story Tell Your Story: August 2015 - August 2016
Watch this video filled with your comments and photos to see how our grant-funded "Tell Your Story" project produced programs that were "informative and fun," inspired confidence and creativity, and were just generally "amazing" and "wonderful."  In the words of one participant, "We love 'Tell Your Story!'"
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ONEBOOKAZ 2015 Winners

Culture Pass News
Please take a moment to submit this brief Culture Pass Survey.
Please note that the Phoenix Zoo and the Children's Museum of Phoenix have left the culture pass program.  Click here for details.

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Staff Picks Find a Good Book
Looking for something good to read? Try our monthly Staff Picks, browse our Favorite Reads, or visit one of our quarterly Brown Bag Booktalks. We have lots of great resources you can use to find a book you'll love, right from the comfort of your own home.
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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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