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It’s Summer! Congratulations to everyone for making it through these last few frigid months. Do you know it got as cold as 37℉ in January here in Los Angeles? That’s cold! But we made it through it. With central heating, and fuzzy slippers, cocoa and stoic expressions we made it through. When colonists the came to America, especially the northeastern parts of America, they faced the same problem. The winters were much colder than they were use to, so much colder than winters in England. Colonists tried to deal with it as best they could, even without fuzzy slippers and central heating.

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.

At Noon on June 15 in Meeting Room A of the Central Library, the Literature and Fiction Department hosts "The Bradbury Chronicles", a talk by Sam Weller, a top Bradbury scholar who worked for 12 years as his authorized biographer.  
 
Mr Weller will speak about Ray Bradbury-- the man, his amazing relationship with Bradbury, how he became Bradbury’s authorized biographer, and Bradbury’s long connection to the Los Angeles Public 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.

¿A dónde vas, humilde trova mía,
así cruzando los extensos mares…?

Where are you going, friendly troubadour,
Crossing the vast seas with a long detour…?

These lines are from a poem entitled “Echoes of Exile” – in Spanish original “Ecos del destierro” – written by José Joaquín Pérez, a poet from the Dominican Republic. This poem, along with other poems, essays, plays and short stories can be found in a book of anthology, entitled Literatura del Caribe, Antología.

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.

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.

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

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