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Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, 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.

Joplin began performing while she was a student at the University of Texas at Austin. The academic life did...

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A Week to Remember: National Bird Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 5 is National Bird Day, and the last day of the annual Christmas Bird Count. For three weeks, birders gather to count number of birds and bird species in their area.


December 31, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 31, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 ends with Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward as the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List, while 


Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Flash!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, January 1, 2018

Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash was born on January 1, 1958.


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What’s Your Resolution?

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Sunday, December 31, 2017

January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them.


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Golden Globe Nominated Books at the Library

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Saturday, 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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Menus of New Year's Past

Neale Stokes, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, December 28, 2017

What will you eat this New Year's Eve? However we plan to celebrate the new year, Angelenos have a lot of dinner options this December 31st—from buck-fifty street tacos to a $285 tasting menu at Spa


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I'll Pick Myself a California Rose

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, 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.


December 24, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 24, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Artemis by Andy Weir remains the #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of December 24, 2017, while 


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A Week to Remember: Stan Lee

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, December 26, 2017

On December 28, 1922, Stan Lee was born. Lee is a comic book writer and editor, best known for his long career at Marvel Comics, where he helped to innovate and revitalize the superhero genre in the 1960s.


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Music Monday: Show Boat

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, December 25, 2017

On December 27, 1927, the musical Show Boat premiered at the Ziegfeld Theater on Broadway. The music was by Jerome Kern, and the book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.


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