Brand from Home | June 3, 2021

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

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Music Playlists

Today's recommending listening is The Black Keys, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, MK xyz, West Side Story, P!nk, and works by Beethoven and Lutoslawski.

Here are some fun albums to get you ready for summer! Donna Summer, Jimmy Smith, Joe Jackson, Lars Albertsen, Stevie Wonder and Dakota Staton.

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.

Read About Music

We have a fun collection of kids art and music books. One interesting series is Pop Histories series by Matt Anniss. We have six volumes in the series so check them out!

Here are a few new music business books many of our patrons should find useful. Look for them in the library catalog.

Online Music Concerts

Jazz at LACMA continues online this summer on Fridays at 6pm. June concerts will include Abe Lagrimas Jr. Quartet, Ryan Porter Quartet, John Tegmeyer Quartet and the Otmaro Ruiz Quartet.

Sundays Live is the long running chamber music series at LACMA. The series will continue online until further notice. The concerts are 6-7pm on Sundays and June concerts will include the Lyris Quartet, pianist Inna Faliks, violinist Samuel Nebyu and more. Details are on the Sundays Live web site.

2021 Brand Associates Dance Series

This series, curated by acclaimed choreographer, teacher and producer Jamie Nichols, presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site-specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library. This year performances will be streamed on our YouTube channel. The Dance Series includes interactive Sunday workshops with an opportunity to meet the artists.

Rangoli Dance Company features Bharatanatyam, the vibrant dance form that has its origins in south India. Drawing from the myth and spirituality of the cultural heritage, artistic director Malathi Iyengar creates dance landscapes that dwell in both traditional and secular, and rhythm and stillness.

Performance: Saturday, June 5 - 6 (watch here)

Live Workshop: Sunday, June 6, 11:00am - 12:00pm (register here)

For over 13 years, Versa-Style has promoted the empowerment, artistry, and value of hip-hop dance culture through full-length street dance theater productions, educational performances and deeply rooted social justice work in the community.

Performance: Saturday, June 19 - 20 (watch here)

Live Workshop: Sunday, June 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm (register here)

Mixed eMotion presents Gatsby Redux, a vintage yet contemporary dance experience. The audience is invited to join the garden party by dressing in 1920’s attire.

Performance: Saturday, June 26 - 27 (watch here)

Live Workshop: Sunday, June 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm (register here)

Checkout some dance films from the library in person or using our Contactless Pickup Services. Look for them in the library catalog.

Pride Festivals Online

City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates pride with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride month (June 30). In order to prioritize health and well-being, One City One Pride 2021 is taking place virtually/in a socially distant manner for 2021.

Explore workshops, performances, poetry readings, films and more.

LA Pride 2021 theme is “Thrive with Pride” Christopher Street West Association the nonprofit that produces LA Pride, presents its June Pride events, including a free streaming concert June 10, presented by TikTok, featuring Charli XCX and a showcase of up and coming LGBTQ+ artists, the Thrive with Pride Celebration one-hour special on ABC7, and LA Pride Makes a Difference, a new, month-long calendar of events focused on volunteering and community service around LA.

Art Online

San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society presents virtual versions of two wonderful shows. In the first, Reigning Queens: The Lost Photos of Roz Joseph, photographs by Roz Joseph are assembled to document San Francisco’s drag culture in the mid-1970s. In the second, Outspoken: Angela Davis, rare posters and ephemera from the Lisbet Tellefsen Collection are brought together to showcase the life of queer Black freedom fighter Angela Davis.

Checkout some art books from the library