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Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Collection Services

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Edmund G. Brown during a Freedom Rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on June 18, 1961. Photo Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Herald-Examiner Collection

12 Books About Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2018

In the early 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr., (MLK) symbolized hope, fortitude and change in a country that was caught in discriminatory social attitudes towards African-Americans. He was a leader and spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement.


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Golden Globe Nominated Books at the Library

December 30, 2017

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards will soon be upon us, set to air on January 7, 2018. Many of the nominations were based on works that were once only books. These books below, have all inspired 2017 Golden Globe nominated movies and TV shows.


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Winter Solstice: 6 Questions

December 21, 2017

1) What is the Winter Solstice?

It is the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.


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Dodgers in The World Series!

October 27, 2017

The excitement is heating up as the Dodgers head into the weekend for Game 3 in Houston to face the Astros. The series is currently tied at 1-1. Here at the Los Angeles Public Library we are big supporters of our hometown team.


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For The Love of Reading

August 24, 2017

Reading has been my favorite pastime for most of my life. Curling up with a good book and a cup of tea, is one of my favorite things.


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Audiobooks for Your Next Family Road Trip

July 05, 2017

The summer is upon us—many people may soon be going on family road trips. One great way to pass the time on the road, is for the whole family to listen to an audiobook together.


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More Audiobooks About Los Angeles

June 21, 2017

In continual celebration of Audiobook Month here at the Los Angeles Public Library, here are a few more audiobook fiction highlights.The following audiobooks are a continuation on the booklist theme, 


Juneteenth

Juneteenth

June 19, 2017

“The people from Texas took Juneteenth Day to Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, and other places they went.”

— Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns


LGBTQ Pride & Music: Get Into The Groove

LGBTQ Pride & Music: Get Into The Groove

June 09, 2017

June is LBGTQ Pride month! This is a great time to celebrate the resilience, courage and contributions of the LGBTQ community. Of course, what would a celebration be without some music?


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