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Detail from a 1974 AMC Gremlin Advertisement
Bob Timmermann, January 16, 2018

It’s a rare cold Los Angeles morning, and when you go outside to fire up your 1974 AMC Gremlin, you discover that it’s not starting.

 Illustration of "Don Quixote" by Gustave Doré, 1863
Keith Chaffee, January 16, 2018

On January 16, 1605, the first part of Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote (in English: e-book, e-audio,

photograph of Janis Joplin singing into a mic
Keith Chaffee, January 15, 2018

Janis Joplin was born on January 19, 1943. Joplin was one of the most important rock singers of the late 1960s. Her recording career included only four albums, released in less than four years, but her style, personality, and voice have been influential on women in rock ever since.

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
Eileen Ybarra, 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.

Portada de libros
Dinorah Pinelo, January 11, 2018

Los libros en español para niños más esperados este mes ya están disponibles en nuestro catálogo. Haz clic en cada título para reservar tu copia en línea y ser el primero en leer estas novedades con tus pequeños.

Portada de 3 de los libros
Anna Avalos, January 10, 2018

Los libros en español más leídos y más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!

image of Paddington book covers and photo of Michael Bond holding a Paddington stuffed doll
Keith Chaffee, January 09, 2018

Michael Bond was born on January 13, 1926. He is best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.

January 7, 2018 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, January 09, 2018

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan as the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of January 7, while 

Music Monday image of David Bowie
Keith Chaffee, January 08, 2018

David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947. Bowie was a singer, songwriter, and actor whose gift for re-inventing his image made him an influential pop star for almost fifty years.

three wise men on a float
Edwin Rodarte, January 06, 2018

On January 6th, twelve days after Christmas, Epiphany is celebrated, also known as Three Kings Day. This tradition has its roots in the Christian religion and celebrates the baptism of Jesus as well as the arrival of the three Magi.