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I Love My Librarian Award 2016
Public Relations Office, Library Administration, 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.

The "I Love My Librarian Award" encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians for their efforts to improve...

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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.


North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. Photo by Henry Hooper.

“Poet in Motion”—North Carolina and Transgender Justice

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Saturday, May 21, 2016

North Carolina has some of the most diverse terrain of any state—from the Great Smoky Mountains, which includes the Blue Ridge peaks of the massive Appalachian mountain range, to the Outer Banks on the Atlantic coast. The state is rich in bio-diversity, history, and people.


Local Author Spotlight: Anne Pfeffer

Local Author Spotlight: Anne Pfeffer

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Author BioAnne Pfeffer lives in Santa Monica, California. She loves her family, cool breezes, and elastic waistbands.


1994 photo of Luis Rodriguez and his then 19-year-old son Ramiro.

Los Angeles Industry—Where the Past and Future Collide

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Any good craftsman carries his tools.
Years ago they were always at the ready.
In a car. In a knapsack.
Claw hammers, crisscrossed heads,


Luis J Rodriguez

Why children should not be treated as adults for crimes

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Walk with the young, America;
be young, again, America,
among the defiant and awake,
solid in their dreams.
Be the revolution in the marrow
where passions, ideals, fervors,
purpose and courage,
are not just qualities
people had in history books,


We Miss You!

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, February 1, 2016

With love in the air, the Los Angeles Public Library invites you to help reunite a couple of old flames: your overdue books and our library shelves. They've missed each other, and we've missed you! Which is why for two weeks only, Feb.


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New tool for local authors

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Friday, January 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to announce that we are making a new tool available for our talented and prolific local author community. 


Luis reading at L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC, April 2015

City of Angels, City of Poets

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Thursday, January 21, 2016

On historic Central Avenue near East 45th Street, the Vernon Branch Public Library looks like a jail—tall fences surround the circa 1915 building and a fenced walkway leads up to the doorway. Like the surrounding neighborhood, the library appears worn, beaten down.


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