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La Crescenta Valley New Year’s Flood of 1934

Life During the Great Depression in Southern California

2019-10-26 14:00:00 2019-10-26 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles La Crescenta Valley New Year’s Flood of 1934 Glendale Central Library

Saturday, October 26
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-26 14:00:00 2019-10-26 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles La Crescenta Valley New Year’s Flood of 1934 Join local artist Darryl Holter on a musical odyssey of Glendale’s weather history. Holter sings Woody Guthrie songs and shares a short video commemorating the 1934 Crescenta New Year's Day flood. Glendale Central Library

Glendale Central Library

Central Auditorium

Join local artist Darryl Holter on a musical odyssey of Glendale’s weather history. Holter sings Woody Guthrie songs and shares a short video commemorating the 1934 Crescenta New Year's Day flood.

Join local artist Darryl Holter on a musical odyssey of Glendale’s weather history. Holter sings Woody Guthrie songs and shares a short video commemorating the 1934 Crescenta New Year's Day flood.

Woody Guthrie historian Darryl Holter will present audio of Woody Guthrie, a video featuring Holter singing Woody Guthrie’s song, Los Angeles New Year’s Flood, and will discuss Guthrie's time in Los Angeles as well as archival images provided by the Natural History Museum’s Seaver Center for Western History Research. Images of the flood from the Library’s Glendale History Room will shed light on the history of the flood and its impact on local residents and communities. Holter will also share additional Woody Guthrie songs and stories from Guthrie’s time living in Los Angeles.

A drawing will be held with gift baskets courtesy of the Natural History Museum.

Presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum.

The Library owns Darryl Holter's book, Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937-1941. Click here for information about this title.

For more information on Darryl Holter, visit http://darrylholter.com/

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Music | Lecture |

TAGS: | History |

Glendale Central Library

Phone: 818-548-2021
Fax: 818-548-7225

Hours
Mon, Oct 26 Closed
Tue, Oct 27 Closed
Wed, Oct 28 Closed
Thu, Oct 29 Closed
Fri, Oct 30 Closed
Sat, Oct 31 Closed
Sun, Nov 01 Closed

About the library

Established in 1906.

Library services in Glendale were first provided in 1906. The women of the Tuesday Afternoon Club, a social and philanthropic organization, raised money through a series of lectures to fund a library collection. The library opened in a renovated pool room at Third and E (Wilson and Everett) Streets with seventy books, soon supplemented by a State Traveling Library of fifty more, and served a population of 1,186.

In 1907, the City Trustees passed Ordinance 53 which established and supported a library which "...shall be forever free to the inhabitants and nonresident taxpayers of the City of Glendale..." The first year the library had 251 books, 165 registered patrons, and a budget of $248.88.

In 1913, a Carnegie grant of $12,500 made possible the construction of the main library at Kenwood and Fifth (Harvard Street). The building was completed and dedicated November 13, 1914.

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