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James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department


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Joseph Hansen

Remembering Joseph Hansen: Father of the Gay Mystery Novel

June 17, 2016

“The point of fiction is to give the reader for a few hours the chance to be somebody else, to broaden and deepen his understanding of himself and the strangers among whom he has to pass his days.


Central Library hosts National Novel Writing Month every Monday

November 02, 2015

Stories matter. Everyone has a story in them and many have a novel just waiting to get out -- but how to start?  And once started, the difficulty of finding time or encouragement in this lonely process can be fatal to the creative urge.


Panelists for SHADOW OF ANGELS

Shadow of Angels

October 30, 2015

Maybe it’s the light, the brilliant golden light, that seems to make the shadows darker.  Maybe because Los Angeles is situated as a tenuous oasis on the edge of deserts as unforgiving as the moon?


FIRST ANNUAL BRUCKMAN AWARD

September 23, 2015

When John Bruckman came to the Los Angeles Public Library in 1953, he delighted in his work in the History Department.  Passionate about the history of his adopted state of California, he prowled the sta


Man in Robe

This Saturday: "Upon This Rock"

August 24, 2015

As award-winning author Marilynne Robinson noted in her New York Times Essay “The Book of Books: What Li


Bradbury Chronicles

The Bradbury Chronicles

June 11, 2015
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.

Love Poetry at the Library

February 14, 2015
Locating Love Poetry in the Literature Department
 
Desperate for something special for that someone special this Valentine's Day?  Ask yourself: what's more moving, more enduring, and much cheaper than flowers?

SELF-e Presented by Library Journal is a self-publishing program for authors

YOUR BOOK CAN BE PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY

January 16, 2015
INDIE AUTHOR DAY JANUARY 17 1-5 PM at CENTRAL LIBRARY
 
YOUR BOOK CAN BE PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
 
Beatrix Potter, Christopher Paolini, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg,  John

YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

November 14, 2014

READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA (FREE)

SUNDAY NOV 16th  2014 @ 2:00 PM, Mark Taper Auditorium


FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

November 13, 2014

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP (FREE)

SATURDAY NOV 15th 2014 @ 1:00 PM,  Meeting Room B


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