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Local Author Spotlight: April White
Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, April 21, 2017

April White has been a film producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter. She has climbed in the Himalayas, survived a shipwreck, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. She and her husband share their home in Southern California with two...

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National Library Week

Highlights from National Library Week

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Monday, April 17, 2017

We had a blast during National Library Week! To celebrate we asked staff to tell us about a time they transformed a patron's life. These are great stories and they show how libraries meet the needs of the community.


Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department, Monday, January 23, 2017

I have to admit, before I started working on this program I did not know much about Alzheimer’s disease.  I basically knew that it was a disease that affected the brain and that older people tended to get this illness.  Though these facts are true, there is so much more that I have lear


Luis Rodriguez

Los Angeles Poets and the Temper of Our Times.

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let us dare haunting verse of the oppressed,

poems with hoodies, finger-tapping, ambling.

I mean pissed off and ardently expressed,

poems delirious as midnight rambling.


Local Author Spotlight: Matthew Arkin

Local Author Spotlight: Matthew Arkin

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Saturday, September 17, 2016

Author BioMatthew Arkin lives and works in South Pasadena.


LAPL Local Author E-book Collection

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Friday, September 9, 2016

Read Local: Explore the best of LA’s indie authors.

Looking for your next great read?  Look no further than your own backyard. 


Tia Chucha's Cultural Center & Bookstore's mural depicting the tree of life, the masculine/feminine generating principles of the world, and the wholeness of self, community, earth, and spirit.

From an Indigenous Mind—The Four Key Connections

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Thursday, August 18, 2016

The blog post is based on a keynote speech I did two years ago at the 10th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces on "Justice for Native Americans: Historical Trauma, Contemporary Images, and Human Rights."


Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodríguez and his wife Trini.

What Do Notions of Race or Cultural Superiority Serve?

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Friday, July 29, 2016

Ideas of racial/cultural purity or superiority are alive and well in the United States. These are oppressive, non-biological, and unnatural concepts, pushed on us like other lies and illusions in our society. This wouldn’t matter much except people believe them.


I Love My Librarian Award 2016

I Love My Librarian Award

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Our librarians make a difference in the lives of people in Los Angeles every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.


Local Author Spotlight: Martin Turnbull

Local Author Spotlight: Martin Turnbull

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Thursday, July 14, 2016

Author BioOriginally from Melbourne, Australia, Martin Turnbull moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s


Poem for a New Dream

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Saturday, June 18, 2016

In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub massacre, Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016

By Luis J. Rodriguez

 

Hate becomes death becomes hate.

The world unravels in fear.

 

Columbine: 13 students and a teacher gone.


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