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10 book covers of popular books
Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, December 13, 2017

It’s the time of year for lists: Recommendations, best of’s and favorites.

As librarians we love stats and data and it’s always interesting for us to see what books were our patrons’ favorites! This year mysteries and thrillers were once again the most popular, with top authors having familiar names like, ...


Theodora Gross picture and book cover for strange case of the alchemist's daughter

Interview with an Author: Theodora Goss

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Theodora Goss is a World Fantasy Award–winning author of short stories, poetry and essays.

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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. July 2017 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 10, 2017

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.

Portadas de los 10 libros

Lo nuevo en español: 10 libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, July 7, 2017

Los libros en español más leídos y más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo.

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Audiobooks for Your Next Family Road Trip

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The summer is upon us—many people may soon be going on family road trips. One great way to pass the time on the road, is for the whole family to listen to an audiobook together.

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Free Fun at the Library this Fourth of July

Madeline Peña, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, June 30, 2017

Are you looking for fun ways to spend your free time during the 4th of July holiday? Come celebrate at the library! 

A boy drives a golf cart decorated for a Fourth of July parade in San Pedro.

Go Forth and Celebrate the Fourth!

Photo Friends, Friday, June 30, 2017

The Fourth of July is a time when Americans remember their history, look toward the future, and celebrate the present.

French duellist and opera singer Julie d'Aubigny (1670–1707). Anonymous print.

Julie d'Aubigny: La Maupin and Early French Opera

Alan Westby, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LGBT Pride Month gives us an opportunity to discover a fascinating character from the early days of French opera.

June 25, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 25, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No changes to the top of both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers Lists this week as Camino Island


RuPaul Recommends

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Tuesday, June 27, 2017

RuPaul spilled the tee on a few of his favorite books and movies at his recent Central Library talk.

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A Young Immigrant's Story

Teresa Mons, Librarian, Young Adult Services, Monday, June 26, 2017

I am a refugee, an immigrant, an American. I came to the United States as a young girl, and grew up in Los Angeles. My maternal grandparents were born in Cuba and were descendants of immigrants from Spain, who moved to Cuba to make a better life for themselves.