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Neale Stokes, Librarian, Digital Content Team, February 23, 2018

The Liberator is an early 20th-century Los Angeles African American newspaper, whose owner and editor, Jefferson Lewis Edmonds, was born enslaved and spent twenty years in bondage before Emancipation. Edmonds was educated in Mississippi Freedmen's Bureau schools and served two terms in the Mississippi State Assembly before moving to Los Angeles after the end of Reconstruction due to...

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Celebrate the City with LA Made

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, January 18, 2018

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 3 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 1, 2018!


Detail from a 1974 AMC Gremlin Advertisement

DIY Auto Repair: Chilton Library to the Rescue

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept., Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It’s a rare cold Los Angeles morning, and when you go outside to fire up your 1974 AMC Gremlin, you discover that it’s not starting.


 Illustration of "Don Quixote" by Gustave Doré, 1863

A Week to Remember: Don Quixote

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

On January 16, 1605, the first part of Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote (in English: e-book, e-audio,


photograph of Janis Joplin singing into a mic

Music Monday: Janis Joplin

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, 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.


Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Edmund G. Brown during a Freedom Rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on June 18, 1961. Photo Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Herald-Examiner Collection

12 Books About Martin Luther King Jr.

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Collection Services, Friday, January 12, 2018

In the early 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr., (MLK) symbolized hope, fortitude and change in a country that was caught in discriminatory social attitudes towards African-Americans. He was a leader and spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement.


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Meta para el 2018: Mejorar su salud en 3 pasos

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, January 12, 2018

El principio del año nos brinda la oportunidad de empezar nuestras metas. Deje que este 2018 sea el año en el cual usted logre su meta de mejorar su salud.


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Lo nuevo en español para niños

Dinorah Pinelo, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, January 11, 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.


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

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Los libros en español más leídos y más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


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A Week to Remember: Michael Bond and Paddington Bear

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Michael Bond was born on January 13, 1926. He is best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.


January 7, 2018 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

January 7, 2018 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan as the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of January 7, while 


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