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Brand from Home | October 21, 2021

222 East Concert Series



Join us for eclectic live music outside on the Artsakh Paseo! Visitors are welcome to bring a chair and enjoy the music on the paseo. Seats are not provided. Performances run 60 minutes without intermission.

The 222 East Concert 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.

Join us Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 4:00PM with Coveted Future. Coveted Future is a funk, rock and R&B band featuring lead artist, Vicari Benn.


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.

Here are some Halloween CDs to get you ready for the holiday!

Here are some streaming recordings of music for Day of the Dead you can listen to by logging in with your library card number.

Read About Music

Here are a few fun new music books.

Concert Listing

The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter of Southern California includes both online and live concerts and is published regularly. It is also available as an email subscription.


Join us for the annual Día de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebrations at Glendale Central Library!

This year, the celebration will take place at the Glendale Central Library on November 6, from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm. Participate in the community altar by bringing your offerings to the Central Library from November 1 - November 5, 2021. For questions about the altar offerings, please contact Guillermo Garcia via email at

For more information about this program visit, link here.


Dance Films Online

Athletes of the Gesture, a dance routine for the Paralympic Games 2020 to 2024. 128 professional and amateur performers work as one in an original routine created by choreographer Sadeck Waff. The dance was set to Prologue by songwriter Woodkid. The short was directed by Thibaut Charlut.

In celebration of New Mexico‘s second statewide Indigenous Peoples’ Day, The Serpent Trail dancers from the pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh perform a Buffalo Dance. The group’s virtual performance was hosted by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque on October 12th, 2020.

Dance in Trinidad: Moko Jumbie On 9-Foot Stilts high above the street in Trinidad, Jonadiah Gonzales and fellow dancers Adrian Young and Stephanie Kanhai teach and perform their Carnival-ready dance moves with their all-ages performance group Touch D Sky.

Dia de los Muertos: Try it Home

Join us for a Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop Live on Zoom, Thursday, October 28, 4:00-5:00pm. On the Day of the Dead sugar skulls are very popular. Sugar skulls are a very important element for the Day of the Dead altars. Join this class to decorate your own sugar skull for your own altar. Materials included with registration: One sugar skull as well as icing, in four colors, to decorate it.

Watch Dia de los Muertos to learn more, the story of a little girl who learns the true meaning of the Day of the Dead, remembering and celebrating loved ones who have died. The animation is by Whoo Kazoo (Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre).


Checkout some art books from the library.

Can't find it at the library? Try out Link+ our network of 70 public and academic libraries from across California and Nevada. Just click on the link from the catalog or watch a tutorial to learn more.


Brand Library Staff Reviews

Originally released as the documentary The Velvet Underground: Under Review (2006), The Velvet Underground: Night Games gives a chronological history of the iconic New York band in 85 minutes. The Velvet Underground was formed in 1964 after Pickwick Records songwriter Lou Reed met Welsh electric viola player John Cale. Guitarist Sterling Morrison soon joined along with drummer Maureen (Moe) Tucker. They created their own sound—the screeching of the electric viola, the unflinching poetry and vocals of Lou Reed, and Moe Tucker’s unique sense of timing. What could possibly be missing? Film projections, strobe lights, and dancers, all courtesy of Andy Warhol and his The Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia events! When Warhol decided to add another vocalist, German singer Nico, the band’s first (and then-unsuccessful album) The Velvet Underground & Nico was born. The documentary has interviews with several main players in this history: Moe Tucker, album concept artist Billy Name, Doug Yule (who joined the band after Cale left), and records rep Norman Dolph. The brevity of The Velvet Underground: Night Games prevents an in-depth look at the complicated history of the band and its members (the new Todd Haynes doc is better there), but there are additional features on the DVD that add to these interviews including Billy Name talking about Andy Warhol getting shot and his subsequent disillusionment with The Factory. Even thought the documentary is terse, it hits the main bullet points of the band. There’s even a quiz if you want to test your knowledge at the end; I scored 15/25. Find the Velvet Underground's discography here. -SB

From Kuno to Kebyar: Balinese Gamelan Angklung (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011). Gamelan is a traditional Indonesian ensemble and is one of the most popular forms of recorded world music. Balinese gamelan is very similar to Javanese gamelan; however the tempos are usually faster and more energetic. The sound of the beautiful bronze percussion instruments, overlapping repeated patterns and the gradual tempo changes are exciting. Gamelan angklung is a type of gamelan played at religious processions, ceremonies and for dance theater performances. The word angklung refers to a set of four tuned bamboo rattles. Seven different village ensembles were recorded from different parts of the island. These recordings are from 1964 and 1966 when Moses Asch was at the helm of Folkways Records. Ruby Ornstein did the recording and the extensive booklet notes for this recording, which are very helpful, and include a glossary and pictures. There are 14 short pieces in this 74 minute album but many gamelan pieces are much longer. The booklet also includes some information about the Balinese religion which is also fascinating. These are classic field recordings so you will hear some background noise from the community but that shouldn’t hamper listening. Beautiful music for listening and reading together, it has the ability to transport you to a magical place. -B


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