Chevy Chase Library

Sign Up for Summer Art Classes in the Canyons

The City of Glendale is holding summer art and recreation classes at the Chevy Chase Library and at Glenoaks Park.

The last day to register is this Friday, June 15th, by 10am.

Some of the class offerings include:


Gymnastics, ages 5-9, Tuesdays 4-4:45 p.m.

Elementary Tap Dance, ages 4-7, Tuesdays, 5-5:45 p.m.

Ballet, ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 6-6:45 p.m.


Basic Drawing, ages 6-12 (6 weeks), Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

Fine Arts Camp, ages 5-12, August 13-17, half days and/or full days available


Parent & Child Art, working together, ages 2-5, Mondays 4-5 p.m.

Family Music Night, birth to 5 years, Thursdays 6:45-7:15

For a complete list, plus adult art and zumba fitness classes at Chevy Chase Library, and classes at Glenoaks Park check out this downloadable schedule of CCL-GM Classes Only - SUMMER 2012 or look at  the Glendale Summer Leisure Guide for a comprehensive list of all activities in Glendale this summer. Classes June 18-Aug. 25, (or some classes are fewer weeks)


Lego Club Launch at the Chevy Chase Library

Join Lego fans of all ages at the launch of the Chevy Chase Library's Lego Club this Saturday, January 21st from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Wouldn’t it be great to have hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your Lego® creation?

Wouldn't it be exciting to share your creativity and imagination?

Wouldn’t it be fun to build and design with friends?

The Chevy Chase Lego Club® is for boys and girls, ages 3-99. No experience needed!!! Come join us and together we will create, share ideas, and meet fellow Lego enthusiasts!! Learn more at our special launch celebration and enjoy treats and a raffle in addition to the building fun!

3301 East Chevy Chase Drive (818) 548-2046

See more details on the attached flyer.

Pizza and Holiday Caroling at the Chevy Chase Library

Come in from the cold, share some holiday music and take a night off from cooking!  Join your neighbors and friends for a Holiday Caroling & Potluck Wednesday night, Dec. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library.  The Chevy Chase Estates Association will supply the pizza and hot drinks, and side dishes, salads or desserts are welcome to help balance our potluck.  We'll start with dinner and holiday stories, then serenade our brave firefighters next door with some holiday carols.  Finally, we'll come back to the library for dessert and crafts, or just visiting with  neighbors and friends.  All ages (and singing abilities) are welcome. For those of us with school kids in Glendale Unified, this is the last day of school before winter night, so there won't be any homework, and the kids can sleep in the next day.  So, come join the fun and stock up on those books and DVDs for Winter Break!

For more information click here, Canyon Caroling.


Chevy Chase Library Hosts Halloween Fun Fest

The Chevy Chase Library Volunteers present a Halloween Fun Fest.

Come to the library on Saturday, October 22nd at 3pm for:

•    Pumpkin Decorating (Bring your own or decorate one of ours)

•    Halloween Stories

•    Trick-or-Treating

•    Costumes

•    Arts & Crafts

Here is the official flyer.

Summer Events at Chevy Chase Library

Magic Show for All Ages Saturday, July 9th at 2:30 Come one, come all for a little summertime magic right in the neighborhood.  Kids and adults of all ages welcome.  Thanks to the Chevy Chase Estates Association for sponsoring this fun event so all can enjoy it FREE of charge.

Valentine’s Traveling Nature Class Saturday, Aug. 20th at 3:30 Come see--or in some cases, pet and hold--reptiles, amphibians, insects and more!  This fabulous and FREE show educates and entertains animal-lovers of all ages.

Also, don't forget to sign up for the summer reading program at Chevy Chase Library.  You can pre-order your book selections from throughout the Glendale and Pasadena library systems online at and then ask that they be sent to the Chevy Chase branch.  There's no quicker or greener way to keep up with your reading.  Routing your books to Chevy Chase provides more accurate circulation numbers for our area than routing them to another branch or the Central Library for pickup.  The library uses our branch's relatively low circulation numbers to suggest we're not using the system that much and that we don't need a library here.  So please route your books to Chevy Chase!

The Chevy Chase branch is open to check out books on Wednesdays from 2-8 and Saturdays 12-5. You worked hard to keep it open. Now it's time to enjoy it!!

Great News: Chevy Chase Library Saved

In response to the outpouring of emails, petitions signatures, and letters, the Glendale City Council has decided to keep the Chevy Chase Library open, and to not transfer it to the Dept. of Community Services and Parks!!! This is GREAT news and a powerful testament to what can be accomplished when we make our voices heard.

Many of the Library advocates are now shifting modes and instead of asking the City Council to "SAVE OUR LIBRARY" plan to express their thanks - both in letters and in person. The City Council often only hears protests, and we want them to hear the positive side of their decisions.

If you'd like, feel free to write to the Mayor and the City Council and thank them for preserving our library. At issue still, is Chevy Chase Library's dearth of books and library-sponsored programs. The Mayor and Council are working hard to find ways to fund this. Please thank them for their efforts and express your deep hope that this can happen!!

Mayor Laura Friedman Council Member Frank Quintero Council Member Dave Weaver Council Member Rafi Manoukian Council Member Ara Najarian

If you had already planned to attend the City Council mtg on Tues, June 8th at 6:00pm, and would now like to express your thanks instead, you can join a handful of families who plan to present the kids' letters, and express their thanks and what the library means to them. If you have any questions or plan to go with a child, please let Pamela Tom know at She would like to let the Mayor know how many kids plan to be there, so that they may make special accommodations.

Congratulations and thank you to all who signed a petition, wrote a letter, supported this effort, and made your voices heard.

The Chevy Chase Library Needs Your Help

The Chevy Chase Community Library may soon cease to exist.  Despite promises to make improvements to our library and update its collection, a proposal to transfer it to the Community Services and Parks department and provide “minimal library services” is now being considered by the City Council.  This will spell the end of our community library.


You can make a difference by:


SENDING an EMAIL TO OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS expressing why you feel it’s important to maintain a library in the canyon:

Laura Friedman

Frank Quintero

Rafi Manoukian

Ara Najarian

Dave Weaver

SENDING “LETTERS to the EDITOR” of 250 words or less to

ATTENDING the June 7th City Council Meeting with your kids and LETTING YOUR VOICE BE HEARD


Below is a video that includes information about the proposal before City Council and what the city has already done to this vital and important community resource.


And here is a video of canyon resident Pamela Tom addressing City Council in opposition of the proposal.


Chevy Chase Library News and Events

Some of you may have seen in the Glendale News-Press on the 12th that Library Director Cindy Cleary is recommending that Parks and Recreation take over the Chevy Chase Library, with the idea that it would become a community center for classes and other activities.  Its status as a library would be in question.  Rest assured that both the Chevy Chase Library Volunteers and the Chevy Chase Estates Association are working on drafting responses to this proposal.  For the time being, the Volunteers will continue to present programs, as always.  See what's coming up this weekend and beyond:


Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with an exhibition of TaeKwonDo by the "U.S. Black Belt Center" team, Korean Traditional Dance by a local Glenoaks Elementary student, and a sampling of tasty Korean BBQ. You will receive a raffle ticket for each book checked out with a chance of winning 2 months of free TaeKwonDo lessons. Saturday, May 21, 3 p.m.


Mark your calendars now:  Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m.  Noted author of Iron & Silk will present:  An Atheist in Freefall: A Partly Comic Performance