City of Glendale ArizonaGLENDALE, Ariz. – The following featured activities are offered by the Glendale Public Library in May. Locations include the Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.), the Foothills Branch Library (19055 N. 57th Ave.), and the Velma Teague Branch Library (7010 N. 58th Ave.). All library programs are free. To view many more programs and events, or to sign up for a program which requires registration, please visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.



5959 W. Brown St. Glendale, AZ 85302



For more information, call 623-930-3530.


ASU Startup School/Stage 3: Find Your Customer. This 6-part series teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This class covers buyer personas, targeted customers, customer discovery, and customer interviews. Registration is required. Tuesday, May 2, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.


**Publishing 101: Navigating the Business. In this interactive workshop, Writer in Residence Amy K. Nichols helps aspiring authors understand the publishing process, including traditional and independent publishing, book deals, editors, deadlines, etc. Registration is required. Tuesday, May 2, 6-7:30 PM. Creative Space.


Hydrate Glendale. Learn how to recycle water to Hydrate Your Plants (May 3), Hydrate Your Food (May 10), Hydrate Your Soils (May 17), and Hydrate with Greywater (May 24). Register at http://bit.ly/hydrategpl. Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room (May 3) & Auditorium (May 10, 17 & 24).


Chef Larry Canepa Presents May Day(s). Enjoy the tastes of late spring with a party celebrating the many holidays of May. Registration is required. Thursday, May 4, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.


3D Printer Demonstration. View a presentation and live demonstration of 3D printing by Chris Guerra, Project Specialist for the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Registration is required. Saturday, May 6, 1-2:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.


Financial Blunders: Lessons We Never Learn. Maximize your retirement plan, understand market opportunities, preserve and protect your assets, etc. Registration is required. Tuesday, May 9, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.


Glendale Coffeehouse. Hear live acoustic music from local musicians. This month: Rick Christian – evergreen folk, country and rock & roll; Mike Greenleaf – folk singer/songwriter. Thursday, May 11, 6:30-7:30 PM. Auditorium.


Simple Steps 4: Making Financial Projections to Start Your Own Business. This SCORE workshop will show you how to make revenue and profit projections based on realistic evidence that will convince third party sources of financing. Saturday, May 13, 12-4 PM. Auditorium.


ASU Startup School/Stage 4: Build Your Product. This 6-part series teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This session covers the Minimum Viable Product. Registration is required. Tuesday, May 16, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.


*Melted Wine Bottle Artistry Workshop. A KD’s Studio instructor will guide you through the process of embellishing a melted wine bottle using a simple template and glass paints. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Thursday, May 18, 6-7:30 PM. Creative Space.


Live @ the Library: Scottish Heritage through Music and Costume. Glendale Pipes and Drums presents a musical demonstration of Scottish bagpipes, funded by the Glendale Performing Arts Partnership program. Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:30 PM. Auditorium.


MAIN LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

For more information, call 623-930-3537.


MakerLAB: Comics Buttons! Use discarded comics and manga to create one-of-a-kind one- and two-inch buttons with our buttonmaker! Monday, May 8, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.


Muggle Marauders! 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Help us celebrate by navigating through the library and Historic Sahuaro Ranch Park using GPL’s Marauder’s Map! Assemble a team, pick up a map at the Youth Desk by 5 PM, and turn it in by 7:45 PM for a prize! Monday, May 15, 1-7:45 PM.



For more information, call 623-930-3537.


*”Beary” Wild About Books! Go wild with book-related art activities, stories, or maybe that cool Wild About Books movie as we wind down the spring season of Storytime. This drop-in program, which combines Wee Readers and Storytime Express, is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday, May 2, 10:15-11:15 AM. Storytime Room.


My Kids in Sign Performance. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special performance including sign language and song. Saturday, May 6, 2-3 PM. Auditorium.


Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents: Cinderella! Cinderella! School-aged children are invited to this free theatrical performance made possible by a grant from the City of Glendale Public Art Program. This production is designed for children in K-6th grade, not toddlers and young preschoolers, but younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be given out 20 minutes before the show begins, on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees cannot save places or get tickets for persons not in line. The auditorium seats 240 people. Wednesday, May 17, 4-5 PM. Auditorium.



19055 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308



For more information, call 623-930-3830.


Foothills Coffeehouse: Live Acoustic Music. Enjoy acoustic music performed by local musicians on the first Wednesday of the month. This month’s performers are Ken Harold – folk and rock covers; Mike Krzyston – fingerstyle guitar and vocals. Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.


*Summer Craft Series: Handmade Cards. Create four beautiful handmade greeting cards with a variety of messages to share with your friends and loved ones at this fun workshop presented by Tammy Nowatski. Registration is required. Wednesday, May 10, 6-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.


Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Animals. Learn how to prepare for disasters or other emergencies to keep yourself and your pets safe. Presented by Sarah Matyjaszek, D.V.M., DACVS-LA, of Midwestern University. Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.


Flutasia: A Musical Quartet. This relaxing performance by flutists Karen Thomasson, Rebekah Lowe, Emily Bean, and Tana Welker features classical and contemporary musical favorites your whole family will enjoy. Saturday, May 20, 3-4 PM. Roadrunner Room.



For more information, call 623-930-3837.


*Teen Improv Night. Come show off your acting skills on our stage! Wednesday, May 3, 6-7 PM. Storytime Room.



For more information, call 623-930-3837.


*Preschool Playdate @ the Library. Stop by and enjoy our play stations where children and parents can explore, have fun, learn, and meet new friends. Open to children ages 3-5. Monday, May 1, 1-3 PM. Roadrunner Room.


*Children’s Picture Book Party. Celebrate the love of reading through crafts, games and stories of famous picture book series and authors. This at-your-own-pace program runs for an hour as children and their parents/caregivers move through various stations set up in the Youth Department. Our very special guest, Maisy, will meet kids for photo ops. All ages are welcome! Wednesday, May 10, 10:30-11:30 AM. Youth Department.


*Music for Littles! Toddlers and preschoolers can join us for some songs and fun as we sing, dance, clap, shake and move to some great kids’ tunes. Wednesday, May 17, 10:30-11:15 AM. Roadrunner Room.



7010 N. 58th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301



For more information, call 623-930-3430.


Brown Bag Booktalk. It’s time to find a great new book! You bring your lunch; we’ll bring the coffee and our fresh-brewed book recommendations. Feel free to bring a book to share at this quarterly program. View past booklists at http://bit.ly/gplbrown. Thursday, May 4, 1:15-2:30 PM.


Fair Housing: What You Need to Know. Learn how the SWFHC (Southwest Fair Housing Council) can help you fight against discriminatory practices. Saturday, May 6, 12-1 PM.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. Promote healthy aging through cognitive activity, physical exercise, diet, and social engagement. Presented by Martha Burruel from the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. Monday, May 15, 6:30-7:30 PM. City Hall Complex, Room B-3.


*Romantic Lanterns. Revamp wine bottles with paint, paper, and tiny lights to transform your garden into a magical space. Registration begins 4/22. Saturday, May 27, 12-2 PM.



For more information, call 623-930-3437.


**Fan Fiction – How Writing Fan Fiction Can Jumpstart Your Writing Career. Whether you’re new to fan fiction or a seasoned shipper, writing new stories about your favorite characters and fandoms online can be a great way to sharpen your writing skills and grow a readership. In this hands-on workshop with Writer in Residence Amy K. Nichols, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of writing fan fiction, as well as how to create stories that grab your readers and leave them wanting more. Bring your best ideas and get ready to take them to the next level. Registration is required. Saturday, May 13, 1-2 PM.


*Animal Planters. Green up your life with these adorable animal planters. Cat? Dog? Pig? Pokémon character? Whatever you choose, come make your planter unique and brighten up your room. Ages 10-18. Plants and all supplies will be provided. Registration begins 4/15. Saturday, May 20, 1-3 PM.



For more information, call 623-930-3437.


Driftwood Quintet Children’s Concert: Carnival of the Animals. This interactive and energetic concert utilizes Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and the companion poetry by Ogden Nash to help kids learn about the different instruments of a reed quintet and how their different sounds are utilized. FollowingCarnival of the Animals, there will be a performance of Paul Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice as made famous by the Disney film Fantasia. This project is funded by the City of Glendale’s Centerline Arts & Cultural Initiative. Thursday, May 11, 6:30-7:30 PM.


*Paracord Bracelets. Learn how to create a survival bracelet or a love knot bracelet using parachute cord! All necessary materials will be provided. Ages 7-12. Registration begins 4/17. Thursday, May 18, 6:30-7:30 PM.


*Getting Crafty with Miss Janet. Come and join in the fun! Create a cool craft to keep or give as a gift. Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. This month’s project is Painter’s Tape Art! Thursday, May 25, 4-5 PM.




*Express Yourself/**Writer in Residence: These projects are 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. For more information, visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.


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