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Be the Change Book Festival

Be the Change Series

2023-02-25 10:00:00 2023-02-25 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Be the Change Book Festival Glendale Central Library -

Saturday, February 25
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-25 10:00:00 2023-02-25 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Be the Change Book Festival Celebrate diverse voices in reading at the Book Festival with author talks, local book vendors, food trucks, DJ, and activities for all ages. Glendale Central Library -

Celebrate diverse voices in reading at the Book Festival with author talks, local book vendors, food trucks, DJ, and activities for all ages.

Author Talks featuring:

  • Vahe Berberian
  • Joe Cepeda
  • Naz Kutub
  • Andrea J. Loney
  • Ajuan Mance
  • Luis J. Rodriguez
  • Benson Shum
  • Jessa Calderon

And special guest: John Cho

Festival Activities include:

  • Bookmark, Keychain/Magnet making
  • Reusable Bag Decorating
  • Children's Bookmark Contest 
  • Bookmaking with LA artist Debra Disman

Book Festival Exhibitors:

  • Abril Books 
  • Once Upon a Time 
  • Nanowrimo
  • Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural 
  • Philippine Expressions Bookshop 
  • Octavia’s Bookshelf  
  • Legacy Comics 
  • Indie Author Project (IAP) 
  • Quiet Quail 
  • Writer’s Guild Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Korean Cultural Center 

Food and book sales will be available onsite. For more details, visit www.eglendalelac.org/book-festival

Be The Change Series is the Library’s promise to build collective understanding of systemic racism, elevate the voices and stories of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and inspire our community to be the change through lectures, exhibits, and programming.

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Visitors to the Glendale Central Library receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the service desk. Accessible parking is available on the east side of the building.

For additional information about this event, please contact Central Library at 818-548-2021 or send us an email to LibraryInfo@GlendaleCA.gov

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events |

TAGS: | Special Event | Central Library | book talks | author talks |

Glendale Central Library

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

Hours
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 Closed
(Central Library Closure Information (May 24, 2024 - June 19, 2024) - Construction Closure Memorial Day Holiday (May 25, 2024 - May 27, 2024) Juneteenth Holiday (June 19, 2024))
Sat, May 25 Closed
(Central Library Closure Information (May 24, 2024 - June 19, 2024) - Construction Closure Memorial Day Holiday (May 25, 2024 - May 27, 2024) Juneteenth Holiday (June 19, 2024))
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Central Library Closure Information (May 24, 2024 - June 19, 2024) - Construction Closure Memorial Day Holiday (May 25, 2024 - May 27, 2024) Juneteenth Holiday (June 19, 2024))

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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