Brand from Home | July 29, 2021


Contactless pickup services and in-person services are now available at Glendale Central Library, Brand Library, and Montrose Library.

Brand Library Plaza Series

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2021

FRIDAYS AT 7:00PM

Join us for eclectic live music on the Brand Library lawn!


August 13 Black Market Reverie (Swing & Jazz)

August 27 The Leftover Cuties (Rock & Swing)

September 3 Son Rios (Latin & Salsa)

September 17 The ROAMies (Contemporary)

September 24 Reckless Night Ensemble (Swing & Jazz)

Visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and picnic on the lawn. Seats are not provided.


The Brand Library Plaza Series is sponsored by the City of Glendale Arts & Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Program, with support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and the Associates of Brand Library.

Join us for our first concert of the 2021 Plaza Series on August 13 with Black Market Reverie.

Lyman Medeiros and Renee Myara find common ground between jazz, classic French pop, Americana, and original songs to create their familiar but unique sound.

Join us for eclectic live music outside on the Brand Library lawn! Concerts run 60 - 90 minutes without intermission.

Additional information about the Plaza Series is available on our website, library event calendar, and Brand Facebook page.



Music Playlists

Listen to a streaming playlist from Freegal Music, Naxos Music Library, Naxos Jazz Music Library, Hoopla or Music Online from Alexander Street free with your library card. Alexander Street will ask for an academic institution, use Glendale Public Library.


Today's recommending listening is The Flatlanders, Soul Asylum, pianist Martha Argerich, composer Joan Tower, gospel/blues musicians Reverend Gary Davis and Pink Anderson, and guitarist Leon Redbone.

Read About Music

Surf Music Playlist

Since it’s summer, here are some fun old and new surf albums! Brian Wilson, Jan & Dean, Surf Party!, The Shadows, The Frights, and Messer Chups.

New Music Books

Here are some fun new music books we recently received. Find these books and many more in the library catalog.

Online Magazines

We recently started subscribing to PressReader. Fully scanned music magazines include Mojo, Rolling Stone, Computer Music and BBC Music Magazine are accessible using your library card.

Music Podcasts

The New York Times Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.





Tape Notes is podcast about the art and craft of music production. Hosted by John Kennedy, each episode reunites an artist and producer to talk about the highlights of their collaboration in the studio.


Films Online

Presented by the Victoria and Albert