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Group portrait of the Aztecas, a girl's baseball team based in Pacoima, with their manager. Della Fonseca (later Ortega) is standing, second from right,
Group portrait of the Aztecas, a girl's baseball team based in Pacoima, with their manager. Della Fonseca (later Ortega) is standing, second from right, [1936]. Shades of L.A. Collection: Mexican American Community
Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, September 19, 2018

Baseball is considered to be an all-American sport, but not all Americans have been able to fully participate. The history of Mexican American baseball bears witness to that. It demonstrates the lives of the people, the communities, and the part that baseball played in changing and evolving ideas about who can participate in all aspects of this sport.

We are celebrating Latino Heritage...


Fruits and vegetables graphics

Nutrition is the Cornerstone for Health and Wellness

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

What you eat has a great impact on your overall health. For better or for worse, your body responds to everything you put into it. Many chronic conditions are linked to the types of foods we eat.

Collage of 2008's top musical album covers

Music Monday: 10 Years Ago - A Look Back at 2008

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, June 11, 2018

The world of pop music was rather scattered in 2008, with no single artist, song, or album dominating the year. Thirty-seven different albums made it to the top of the charts that year, with none of them spending more than three weeks at #1.

flags of the world cup

Read the World Cup

Emily Aaronson, Adult Librarian, Studio City Branch Library, Saturday, June 9, 2018

Two very exciting things are starting this June: the Summer Reading Challenge and the World Cup! Summer Reading started June 4, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia starts on June 14, with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Pooh and Piglet from A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Best Friends in Literature: BFFs For Life

Lauren Kratz, Children's Librarian, Studio City Branch Library, Friday, June 8, 2018

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today", said Pooh. "There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” ―A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Cindy Holsey (bottom right) and teen volunteers from the Northridge Branch Library

Northridge Trashbusters Clean Up Their Community

Margaret Trtryan, Public Relations Specialist, Thursday, June 7, 2018

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

Lotus Flower and Yoga silhouette

Yoga For Every Body

Hilda Guerrero, Librarian, Science, Technology, & Patents Department , Wednesday, June 6, 2018

When we mention yoga in Western society, many of us envision young leggings-clad men and women in a yoga studio getting into impossible postures. While this may be the reality in some yoga classes, it’s actually a very narrow representation of the many forms that yoga can take.

Books by author Louise Erdich

A Week to Remember: Happy Birthday, Louise Erdrich!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Louise Erdrich was born on June 7, 1954. Most of Erdrich's novels are set in the same fictional continuity, exploring life on and around a fictional Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.

Photo of Prince and his album cover of 1999

Music Monday: Prince

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, June 4, 2018

On June 7, 1958, Prince was born. For 35 years, Prince was one of the most critically respected musicians in pop music; in the 1980s and early 1990s, he dominated the pop and R&B charts in a way that very few have.

Photograph caption dated May 27, 1983 reads, "Some of the 5,000 people who rallied at Westwood Federal Building in support of more AIDS research funds."

LGBTQIA Pride Month: A Time For Commemoration and Celebration

Photo Friends, Friday, June 1, 2018

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month, a time to remember the challenges that the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) community has faced and to commemorate the contributions they have made.

movie posters for the 2 featured movies

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. June 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, May 31, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.