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

El 6 de enero, doce días después de navidad, se festeja la Epifanía, también conocido como el Día de los Reyes Magos. Esta tradición tiene sus raíces en la religión cristiana y celebra el bautizo del niño Jesús al igual que la llegada de los tres Reyes Magos.


I'll Pick Myself a California Rose sheet music
Tina Lerno, December 28, 2017

Next week marks the 129th Rose Parade®. Going strong since 1890, it’s been showcasing our beautiful Southern California weather and foliage to viewers around the country and the world. It all began when Pasadena Valley Hunt Club member Professor Charles F.


Snowman carrying giant oranges
Tina Lerno, December 20, 2017

Have you ever received an orange in your holiday stocking; did you ever wonder why?

Out here in Los Angeles, if you are dreaming of a snowy holiday season, you might have a very long wait.


Lupita Leyva, November 29, 2017

Una de las más populares películas familiares actualmente es Coco de Disney Pixar. Esta producción está basada la tradición mexicana del Día de los Muertos, la cual se ha vuelto extremadamente popular entre las comunidades del sur de California.


Lupita Leyva, November 29, 2017

One of the most popular family movies currently is Disney Pixar’s Coco. The movie is based on the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which has become extremely popular among the communities of Southern California.


Happy Thanksgiving
Keith Chaffee, November 21, 2017

November 23 is Thanksgiving. The holiday began as a celebration of the fall harvest, and has become a day when we are encouraged to appreciate and give thanks for the joys and blessings in our lives.


Teen Read Week logo for 2017 with super heroes
Tina Lerno, October 08, 2017

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.


photograph of several piles of books with two chains across them. in the foreground there is a small illustration of a girl reading a book with her fist raised in the air.
Christa Deitrick, September 22, 2017

Human nature is a funny thing. If you tell someone they can't do something, they want to do it more. This is especially true when it comes to banned books.


summer lunch kickoff staff
Eileen Ybarra, June 23, 2017

Here at the Los Angeles Public Library, Summer Lunch at the Library is now well underway.


National Library Week
Keith Kesler, 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.


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