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Comics book covers with LGBTQIA characters
Vince Zalkind, June 23, 2018

The world of comics has long been filled with stories written by young men, for young men, featuring men throwing punches in a never-ending fight for justice, revenge, etc. But times have changed.


10 manga titles with their book covers
Yoko Hata, June 15, 2018

LGBTQ themes are not foreign to the manga universe, and in fact, have been around for decades. The most widely read genres of LGBTQ manga are “Boy’s Love” (BL) and “Girl’s Love” (GL). The Japanese express these words in floral terms: “Bara” (Roses) for BL, and “Yuri” (Lilies) for GL.


Cindy Holsey (bottom right) and teen volunteers from the Northridge Branch Library
Margaret Trtryan, June 07, 2018

Look out Los Angeles because our volunteens are making a difference around the Southland!


manga titles with their book covers
Yoko Hata, May 18, 2018

Are you a manga-lover? That’s good news because there are lots of new manga series being released in 2018. What a time to be alive! I’d like to introduce you, the manga-lover, to some new releases for this year:


Teens crowned prom king and queen, 1961
Tina Lerno, May 11, 2018

The prom in all its drama has been around a lot longer than I thought. Originating somewhere in the1870s as a college tradition called the Promenade, it was a debutante coming out kind of thing.


California poppies, and Book to Action logo
Emily Aaronson, April 14, 2018

Almost all book lovers know the feeling: you read a great book, and you want to discuss it with someone. Sometimes the book also inspires you to learn more and perhaps do something to make the world a better place.


Coachella Valley image with album covers
Tina Lerno, April 13, 2018

The very first Coachella Festival was held over the course of two days in October 1999. It was developed by Rick Van Santen and Paul Tolett of Goldenvoice, who wanted to start a music festival similar to British and European festivals such as Glastonbury and Roskilde.


sunrise graphic with book
Vi Ha, April 05, 2018

There is a strong cadre of teenagers that love the Central Library. Teens get the same wow factor of seeing the building and also thinking about how this space is built to store and share knowledge, learning, and books.


3 graphic novel book covers
Marissa Thompson, March 29, 2018

On March 9, we delved into some of the ways female-written and female-fronted comics are shaking up the comic book community.


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