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)


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.


Pizza and Holiday Caroling at Chevy Chase Library December 22nd

All are invited to a fun event at the Chevy Chase Library. Next Wednesday, December 22 from 6-8pm a caroling party with food and drink will take place at the library. It should appeal to all ages.  It will also be a way for Glendale school families to celebrate the start of winter break -- no school the next day. Please see the attached flier for more details.