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Brand from Home | May 3, 2020

Music Playlists

Today's recommending listening includes Mahler Symphonies conducted by Leonard Bernstein, New Orleans brass bands, AC/DC's influential album Back in Black, and a 90's mixtape.

Get a free Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Library eCard instantaneously. It can be used to access our online resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, online classes, online tutoring, and learning games, as well as streaming movies and music, and more.Try listening to a streaming Playlist from Freegal Music, Naxos Music Library or Alexander Street free with your library card. Alexander Street will ask for an academic institution, use Glendale Public Library.

Learn About Music

Classics for Kids is produced by Cincinnati Public Radio. Their website has lots of fun activities for kids and resources for parents and teachers.

Read Music

Play guitar, want to learn, or just need some inspiration? Current issues of Guitar Player magazine are in RB Digital. Back issues are in the ProQuest Music Periodicals Database.

Streaming Music

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz Blog is updating a list of where to watch free jazz concert livestreams. Check out their virtual jazz classes.Take a closer listen to your favorite records with Education Director and Swing University teacher Seaton Hawkins. Learn the history of jazz and how to develop your ears to listen to it; hear live demonstrations from members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; have an interactive conversation with Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis; and more.


Learn About Art

Celebrate National Photography Month with some resources and collections online!

Home with Olympus has resources for photographers at home. In these short tutorials they demonstrate simple but effective tricks for taking pictures at home including stop motion animation, taking night sky pictures and more.

#StayHomeWithLeica provides free online photography programs produced by the Leica Akademie, interviews with renowned photographers, virtual meet-ups hosted by Leica stores, and weekly Instagram photo challenges.

Make a camera obscura with a handy guide from the Getty Museum. Latin for “dark room” it is an optical device that projects an upside-down image of what’s around it. Artists in the 17th and 18th centuries sometimes used them to make precise drawings, by projecting an image onto a piece of paper and tracing.

Art Online

The Colorado Photography Center (CPAC) has launched its 180-artist collection online. CPAC’s digital gallery spotlights some of the world’s most-distinguished photographers from both the past and present.

Carl Sandberg's collected stereographs are available on the Open Parks Network. A digital collection of over 350,000 cultural heritage objects and 1.5 million pages of literature housed in the libraries, museums, and archives of our nation’s

parks, historic sites, and

other protected areas.

Art Inspiration - Try It at Home

Take what you have learned so far and share it with a card: Part 2.

Supplies: Pencil, paper, ruler (or straight edge), scissors (or other cutting tool), eraser, cut out pictures from a drawing, photograph you have taken, magazine or newspaper, or a printed picture from the internet.

Fold your paper in half and again. Then fold and make parallel cuts (pairs of the same length) make them the width of whatever you are going to attach (mine are thin as I am attaching flower stems). Shorter cuts will be in the background, longer cuts will be in the foreground. Push the cut sections forward so they fold out from the seam of the card.

Cut out and arrange your popup elements. Glue them to the front side of the extended sections.

Let us know how you did on all our try it at home projects with #brandfromhome


Staff e-Recommendations

Nimona (adult…ish Graphic Novel)

People, this is Nimona’s world, and we’re just living in it. Get used to it. And while you’re busy getting used to it, strap in and hang on for an action packed, character driven, extra salty, sublimely dry-humored, scienterrific yet simultaneously medieval romp. This graphic treat from the brain of Noelle Stevenson, who originally created Nimona as a web comic, tells the story of Lord Ballister Blackheart, the (unnamed) Kingdom’s designated supervillain, who might be a Bad Guy by profession but definitely is not a bad guy, and sassy Nimona, a mysterious young woman with shape-shifting abilities who waltzes directly into his life, declares herself his villainous sidekick, and sets them both on a course from which there is no turning back. The delightful mix of comedy, drama, fantasy, deadpan dialogue, and message of inclusivity has universal appeal. -LD

Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (1959) is one of the most popular jazz albums but I realize that not everyone has heard it. It’s also an easy introduction for those who are new to jazz and want to start listening. The sextet consists of Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Certainly some of the most important and influential jazz musicians and you should also listen to their other albums as well. Kind of Blue is number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. If you don’t know this music start listening! -BW 


Covid-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization, the California Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Public Health Department and City of Glendale.



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