Foothills Library programs scheduled for May and June | New


Glendale’s public library system picks up events in person, although virtual events are continuing.

The following free events will take place at the Foothills branch of the Glendale Public Library or virtually via Zoom in May and June 2021.

The Foothills Library is located at 19055 N. 57th Avenue, Glendale. To register for events, visit glendaleaz.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

Writer in Residence Consultations with

author Tina Radcliffe

Available throughout the month of May.

See the online calendar for dates,

timetables and registration.

One of the most dreaded tasks that novelists face is writing a synopsis. So many questions surround the synopsis: how many pages, what kind of formatting, and most importantly, how do you sum up an entire story in one or three pages? In this workshop, author Tina Radcliffe takes the mystery of synopsis writing and turns it into as easy a process as possible. Sign up with an email address so the event host can email a Zoom link. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Live @ the Library: A virtual watch party – the history and importance of Taiko in Japanese culture

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20

Organized to celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this virtual ‘Watch Night’ will feature a pre-recorded program in which solo artist Eileen Morgan provides an in-depth presentation of the history and use of drums. Taiko in Japan, as well as its introduction and evolution in American culture. Morgan will be present at this Zoom event to present the program and answer questions. Register online with an email address so the event host can send a Zoom link. For more information, call 623-930-3573.

Writer-in-residence virtual workshop: Literary devices

to make your writing shine

1 p.m. Saturday, May 22

This workshop will cover the basic literary devices that every writer should be familiar with and how to use them effectively. Radcliffe will cover flashbacks, rule of three, foreshadowing, point of view, and more. Register online with an email address so that a Zoom link can be sent. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Big Band Grandstand

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 24, June 7,

June 14, June 21 and June 28

Become a member of the library’s big band, rehearse and perform a variety of popular big band tunes at the Foothills Library. Musicians who can read sight graphics are encouraged to register, and everyone is welcome to attend rehearsals as a member of the audience. All players must bring their own desks and instruments. Weekly rehearsals take place on Monday afternoons. To register, send an email to [email protected] For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Borrow from a librarian: computer help, e-books and more

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays May 24, June 7,

June 14 and June 21

Have a question about a computer or an eBook? Sign up for a 30-minute session with a Foothills librarian, who will work with guests on their technology issues. Meetings are available by phone, Zoom, FaceTime, Skype or in person at the Foothills Library. Please note that legal assistance, job application or resume review and tax assistance will not be provided. Additional dates / times may be available and prior registration is required. Register online or call 623-930-3847.

Live @ the Library: A virtual watch party – the history and importance of Taiko in Japanese culture

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27

This virtual “watch party” includes a pre-recorded concert, with the performers on site via Zoom to present and discuss their pieces as well as to answer questions. Rhythm is Life Steel Drum Band took advantage of this past year by continuing to rehearse and perform outdoors. The Rhythm is Life Steel Drum Band formed in 2005, and since then the band has become very popular at festivals and pan parties. Its sound mixes the music of the Caribbean islands (calypso, soca and reggae) with rock, pop and other genres from around the world. Register online so hosts can submit a Zoom link. For more information, call 623-930-3573.

Gentle Reads focus group

(in person or virtual)

10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2

Join the group on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss uplifting and emotionally inspiring fiction. This month’s selection is “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub. Those interested in participating in this meeting virtually can register online with an email address so that the event host can send a Zoom invitation. For more information, call 623-930-3573.

Bluegrass jam

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, June 4

and June 18

Musicians are encouraged to bring their acoustic instrument and play bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and more around. All levels of players are welcome. The public and singers can also attend. The jam takes place on the first and third Friday of each month. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Writer in Residence

Virtual workshop:

Top 10 Self-Publishing Tips

1 p.m. Saturday June 5

This workshop will cover the top 10 tips for standing out among editors and agent submissions, as well as tools for shaping a finished product. Presented by writer-in-residence Tina Radcliffe. Register online with an email address so hosts can send a Zoom invite. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

JA Jance: Appearance of the virtual author

6.30 p.m. Wednesday 9 June

New York Times bestselling author JA Jance returns to Glendale Public Library via Zoom, where she will discuss her latest mystery novel, “Unfinished Business: An Ali Reynolds Mystery,” and answer questions from the public. Interested parties should register online with an email address so that Zoom login information can be sent. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Jam-Boree Acoustic Jam

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday June 12 and June 26

Musicians can bring their acoustic instruments to play or join the audience during this all-acoustic jam session. It takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Focus group on a book on an innovative approach

(in person or virtual)

6.30 p.m. Monday June 14

Join the group on the second Monday of each month to discuss engaging and thought-provoking popular fiction. This month’s pick is “Conversations with Friends” by Sally Rooney. Those interested in participating virtually must register online with an email address so the host can send a Zoom invite. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Writer-in-Residence Virtual Workshop: “Do you need a literary agent?

1 p.m. Saturday June 19

Writer in Residence Tina Radcliffe will discuss literary agents and how to interview and agent. Register online with an email address so the event host can send a Zoom invitation. For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Reader Roundtable: Recommended Reading Book Focus Group

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23

Bring a book or two to recommend to other readers during this lively, informal discussion group, where participants take turns talking about fiction, non-fiction, classics, bestsellers, old favorites and more. recent readings. The group meets fourth on Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 623-930-3844.


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