Glendale Bookshelf

Works by authors who are connected in some way to Glendale, or on topics relating to the city and its regional setting, are available for browsing on the Sunroom Desk Bookshelf. I acquired many of these after author talks sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library. These are free events and great opportunities to expand knowledge, network with others interested in a topic, or gain broader views on current issues.

15May2013FOGPLMeetingThe authors of Mistrial—nationally-known criminal defense attorneys and TV trial commentators Mark Geragos and Pat Harris—spoke at the Glendale Central Library in May 2013, at an event hosted by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library. From left: Pat Harris, Leon Mayer, Mark Geragos, Elise Kalfayan.

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Hector Tobar One Book One Glendale authorPulitzer Prize winning LA Times columnist Hector Tobar (left), author of the 2013 One Book One Glendale selection The Barbarian Nurseries, at the Glendale Central Library on March 14, 2013, to discuss his book. With: Friends of the Glendale Public Library VP Leon Mayer (center), and President Elise Kalfayan (right).


Paul IgnatiusPaul Ignatius (left), born in Glendale in 1920, was the first Armenian-American to graduate from Herbert Hoover High School, and was US Navy Secretary during the Johnson Administration. He visited the Glendale Public Library in May 2010 to present his autobiography On Board. With: Leon Mayer (center), and Elise Kalfayan (right).