Burbank Libraries Closed Due to Pandemic – See digital resources and other services still available

We will be extending due dates for all Library materials currently checked out. We ask that you keep your materials and wait to return them until normal operations have been restored in order to prevent further spread of the virus.

Many services are available from home:

At present, we are offering service by phone. You can reach the Burbank Central Library at (818) 238-5600 from 9:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, or the Buena Vista Branch Library at (818) 238-5620 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. The Northwest Branch Library will have limited phone service; please call Central or Buena Vista for assistance.

Information about how other Burbank City services are affected can be found here.

Glendale Library Temporary Closure Announcements Re Coronavirus Pandemic – And Access to Digital Resources

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture is working closely with our parent agency, the City of Glendale, to monitor developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and have taken precautions to help prevent its spread. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department, under the direction of the City of Glendale, is closing all library locations and cancelling all programs, events, and classes scheduled through March 29, 2020.

Library staff will continue to report to work and will be available from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday, in order to continue to provide telephone and chat services to the public.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture has taken the following steps :

  • Extension of library material due dates and time to pick-up holds.
  • Discontinuation, until further notice, of the acceptance of donated materials.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture offers many digital resources that you can access from home with your library card, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and even online classes. You can even manage your account and search the library catalog online. Don’t have a library card? You can get one by filling out this form online to get a temporary card that will give you access to all of our digital resources.

Please monitor the Library website for updates, www.GlendaleLAC.org.

Stream online! Tuesday, April 14, 2020 — 6:30 PM How Can We Make Farmwork Healthier?

A Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation Event

Farm work is vital to our society—and dangerous for the people who do it. Farmworkers are exposed to a variety of health hazards: noise, heat, harmful chemicals, and musculoskeletal injuries, to name a few. Farmworkers’ struggles with long hours, low wages, polluted air, overcrowded housing, and frequent relocations often add to their challenges, especially in mental health. What do Californians owe to the laborers who put fruits, vegetables, nuts, and milk on our tables? How are changes in technology and immigration enforcement reshaping the nature of farm work and its health concerns? What progress has been made in protecting the health of farmworkers, and what important steps are regulators or the agricultural industry refusing to take? Organic farmer and artist Nikiko Masumoto, Huron Mayor Rey León, health researcher Chia Thao, and Tania Pacheco-Werner, co-assistant director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute, visit Zócalo to consider how to make farm work healthier.

Click here to register and obtain information for streaming this on your computer live.

5 Tool Types Every Software Engineer Should Know

Here’s a list of basic tools that every programmer and software engineer should have at their fingertips

This list represents the basic tool types and examples that all programmers and software engineers show have readily available to them. Whether you’re a college graduate transitioning to working life, a young professional changing careers or a seasoned professional trying to stay up-do-date, you should always maintain a handy bag of engineering tools and tricks.

For lists of Software Tools and Utility; Software Compilers and IDEs; Programming Aids; Software For White Hat, Ethical Hackers; and IoT Embedded Software Platforms and Tools

for article and full lists click here

Meeting CANCELLED: VWDB Executive Meeting – March 18, 2020

The next meeting of the Verdugo Workforce Development Board’s Executive Committee for March 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. has been cancelled; check back for updates and rescheduling.

Location: Victory Salon (2nd Floor) , 1255 S. Central Ave, Glendale 91204 

RSVP to: Diana Antonio (818) 937-8081, dantonioATglendaleca.gov 

Click here for revised agenda and minutes of the last meeting.

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for strong US privacy law, rips “data-industrial complex”

Cook: Tech companies should de-identify customer data or not collect it at all.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the US government to pass “a comprehensive federal privacy law,” saying that tech companies that collect wide swaths of user data are engaging in surveillance.

Speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Brussels, Cook said that businesses are creating “an enduring digital profile” of each user and that the trade of such data “has exploded into a data-industrial complex.”

“This is surveillance,” Cook said. “And these stockpiles of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect them. This should make us very uncomfortable.”

Profits over Privacy . . . . full article: