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Ahoy, matey! Today be the 20th anniversary of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and here at ON THIS DAY, we be celebratin' with a veritable treasure chest of pirate-themed entertainment. So pour a glass of grog, me hearties, and hoist the mainsail as we prepare to enjoy some rip-roarin', swashbucklin' fun! Arrrrgh!
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Great moments in history and popular culture happen every day, and ON THIS DAY will share a few of them with you. We’ll also point you to related resources in our collection, helping you to discover classic films, musical favorites, and historical tidbits. The primary focus will be on our e-material – e-books, e-audio, and downloadable and streamable music and film – but physical books and DVDs will also be part of the fun.
In the United States, “Latinx Heritage Month” is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. This is a time to recognize and honor Latinx peoples, cultures, issues, contributions, and histories.
Yet this year Latinx Heritage Month is arriving with a backdrop of presidential nomination candidates attacking Latinx migration to this country, calling for billions of dollars more for a thicker wall between Mexico and the United States, the deportation of anyone without documents, and even considering laws to drive out their children who were born here.
Welcome to ON THIS DAY! Each day, we'll look at a few moments from history and popular culture. We'll show you where you can rediscover classic movies and music, or read more about great moments in history. We'll point you to e-books, downloadable and streamable music and film, and e-audio; and of course, we haven't forgotten about physical books or DVDs.
According to the 2013 American Community Survey, over 1.8 million Hispanic or Latino people live in the City of Los Angeles, or 48.6% of the population. We see Hispanic and Latino culture everywhere in our city, in our architecture, our history, our food, our neighborhoods. But one place we do not see it enough is on the shelves of our libraries and bookstores.
In the mood for a good movie? Some toe-tapping music? A thrilling book? ON THIS DAY will lead you to new possibilities every day, tied to interesting moments from history and popular culture. Whether it's streamable and downoladable music and film, e-books and e-audio, or physical books and DVDs, we hope you'll find something to enjoy as you pick up a few bits of history each day.
The influence of Latino heritage and culture has long been prevalent in the city of Los Angeles. This includes a history of activism relating to causes at the local, state, national, and international levels. The variety of causes Latino Americans have contributed their time, energy, and sometimes their lives to is reflected in the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. These visual sources, found in our many collections such as Shades of L.A.
Great moments in history and popular culture happen every day, and ON THIS DAY will share a few of them with you. We'll also point you to related resources in our collection, helping you to discover classic films, musical favorites, and historical tidbits. The primary focus will be on our e-material -- e-books, e-audio, and downloadable and streamable music and film -- but physical books and DVDs will also be part of the fun.