Just ran across this and stopped to drop off some books.Syndicated copies to:
Books for my summer Japanese reading list. I’ve got most of my hiragana. Next up katakana.Syndicated copies to:
What’s new today?Syndicated copies to:
Glendale Central Library Re-Opening Gala!
The best part of the $22M renovation: The Open Bar right in the heart of the Glendale Central Library
–Chris Aldrich, library patron
Drop off and pick up some new books in JapaneseSyndicated copies to:
Be the first to experience the re-imagined Central Library at the Glendale Library Foundation Creation Celebration and Re-Opening Gala Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Glendale Central Library 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205 Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, specialty drinks and live jazz while you explore the new: MakerSpace, Remembrance Room, Reading Spa, Art on the Walls, and Recording Studio. This event is sponsored by and benefits the Glendale Library Foundation, Tax ID 46-4303592. To learn more visit the Glendale Library Foundation website, or contact by email or phone at 818-937-7813. The Central Library will reopen to the public on Monday, May 1, 2017. For more information see the website.
Lots of decommissioned public library books here.Syndicated copies to:
Or at least there used to be a Little Free Library here!
Stopping by the local mini branch and there’s an exciting storyteller with balloons. A fully grown woman amazed a bunch of 1-8 year olds with the ability to climb into a 6 foot yellow balloon and carefully escape. In a terrifically tiny branch library, how can you not but pay attention to 20 kids chanting, cheering, clapping, and generally recreating the sounds of a hurricane from a storybook? It was better than anything I might have otherwise watched on TV tonight.
Waiting for the library to open with central casting milling around the front door:
- A poor actor talking about knowing Corey Feldman back in the day is wearing a brown poncho with black devil horns on his forehead while speaking in a preternaturally loud voice, as if he were giving a performance;
- His sixty-ish female companion is trying to wrangle several children, though I’m not sure how many of the three or so orbiting her are actually hers;
- One of the children, a 7 year old named Tommy Two Feathers, is commanded to look for a blue jacket as the group hovers around a very late model Toyota pickup parked in a no parking zone that appears to have all of the family’s belongings except for the several dozen or so which are sitting on the sidewalk for no apparent reason;
- Then there are two tatted up 20 something thugs, one of whom is sparking up in the grass while the other twitchily watches;
- There’s a granola mom with two home-schooled kids buzzing around on scooters;
- A first generation Chinese woman with tattered plastic grocery bags full of books to return;
- A Caucasian retiree in a hoodie;
- An average mom with a bright, curly red-headed 2 year old; and
- A few hipsters of the Eagle Rock persuasion.
I wish I could take more photos, but don’t think the menagerie would really appreciate it. I definitely wanted to videotape the devil’s performance, but I’m not sure if I would have remained one of the audience in the process.
I’m wondering how I came to be here…