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As a mainstream news outlet in the 20th Century, it's probably not surprising that the Los Angeles Herald Express (later Herald Examiner) newspaper gave little coverage to the LGBT community. The Herald's image archive, now maintained at the Los Angeles Public Library, seemingly reflected the newspaper's attitude towards the city's LGBT residents which in turn was more than likely a reflection of popular views at the time. 

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 downloadable 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 interesting bits of history each day.

Japan is a country of elegant art forms and subtle inspirations. One of these inspiring art forms, which can be thought of as poetry of nature, is Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers"). The short video shows fragments of this beautiful Japanese flower arrangement art form, as gracefully introduced and demonstrated by Yumiko Kikkawa on May 17, 2015 in the Meeting Room A of Central Library.

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.

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, e-audio, and magazines; and of course, we haven't forgotten about physical books and DVDs.

 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 downloadable 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 interesting bits of history each day.

 

We celebrated Bike Week 2015 by featuring some of the fabulous librarians who bike to work every day. In case you are not our friend or follower on social media, here's the recap! 

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.

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