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Collage of Cyndi Lauper's music
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, June 18, 2018

Cyndi Lauper was born on June 20, 1953. Lauper is a singer/songwriter who brought quirky style, a powerful voice, and a playful attitude to the pop charts in the early 1980s.

Lauper began performing in the early 1970s with a variety of cover bands in New York. She damaged her vocal cords in 1977 and took a year off from singing. It was only through careful work with a vocal coach that...

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Stages of construction of the Eiffel Tower

A Week to Remember: The Eiffel Tower

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

On March 31, 1889, French engineer Gustave Eiffel led a group of government officials and members of the press on the first trip to the top of the Paris tower that bears his name.


photo of Sarah Vaughan

Music Monday: Sarah Vaughan

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, March 26, 2018

On March 27, 1924, Sarah Vaughan was born. Vaughan was a pop and jazz singer with a wide range, a powerful voice, and impeccable technical control. She continued to perform and record until shortly before her death in 1990, with very little change or loss of quality in her voice.


Photo of Cesar Chavez and his quote: If you want to remember me, organize!

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Sunday, March 25, 2018

Why are the libraries closed on Monday? The answer is Cesar Chavez Day. The holiday celebrates the birthday and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez.


Illustration of the three women heading the library. Los Angeles Herald, March 1903

The Great Library War of 1905, Part 2: The ‘Slush’ of Concession

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Saturday, March 24, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


photo of author Carter Wilson and his book

Interview with an Author: Carter Wilson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Saturday, March 24, 2018

Carter Wilson is an award-winning, best-selling author who specializes in domestic thrillers filled with tension, paranoia, and psychological terror.


Teen using VR set at Central Library's Teen'Scape

Virtual Reality at Los Angeles Public Library

Edwin Rodarte, Senior Librarian, Emerging Technologies & Collections, Friday, March 23, 2018

There are many celebrations during the month of March, including Teen Tech Month which was adapted from the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Tech Week.


Portadas de cinco libros

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Dinorah Pinelo, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, March 22, 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.


Mary L. Jones

The Great Library War of 1905, Part 1: Have you met Miss Jones?

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


Illustration of cherry blossom tree

Short and Sweet: Celebrate World Poetry Day with Haiku

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In 1999, the United Nations selected March 21st as its official World Poetry Day. The idea was to set aside one day each year to celebrate poetry’s unique ability to express the deepest and most universal aspects of the human condition.


Collage of building fire

A Week to Remember: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in US history. The tragedy led to major reforms of labor law in New York City and New York State.


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