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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, ...

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Selena Day in Los Angeles

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, November 2, 2017

Known as the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a beloved American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer.


The Sherman Institute class of 1919. Shades of L.A. Collection.

The Sherman Institute of Riverside, California: A History in Photos

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

When the Perris Indian School was established in 1892 by the United States government, it became the first non-reservation boarding school for Native American children in California.


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A Week to Remember: Scary Movies for Halloween

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's Halloween, and what better time for a marathon of horror movies?


Couples are dancing to the big band music at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium's "Battle of the Bands" concert, Horace Heidt vs. Bob Crosby, held Saturday night, April 6, 1942

Music Monday: 75 Years Ago - A Look Back at 1942

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 30, 2017

In 1942, the big bands ruled American music.


October 29, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 29, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 30, 2017

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan takes over the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of October 29, 2017, while 


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NaNoWriMo at the Los Angeles Public Library

Angi Brzycki, Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Sunday, October 29, 2017

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual writing challenge. Participants have the entire month of November to write a novel. What does that translate to? Averaging about 1667 words per day, 50,000 words in 30 days. If maintained, this will produce a 200 page novel.


African-American woman holding up a Los Angeles Public Library card. Only her hand and card are visible. It's a bright sunny day at Dodger stadium where this photograph took place.

Dodgers in The World Series!

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, October 27, 2017

The excitement is heating up as the Dodgers head into the weekend for Game 3 in Houston to face the Astros. The series is currently tied at 1-1. Here at the Los Angeles Public Library we are big supporters of our hometown team.


an image of the Kill Creek book cover and the left side, and the right side a black and white photograph of the author Scott Thomas.

Interview with an Author: Scott Thomas

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Originally from Coffeyville, Kansas, Scott Thomas attended the University of Kansas where he earned degrees in English and Film. He is the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever and Disney XD’s Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja.


Cover of the book Chasing Secrets and text that reads essay contest

FOCAL: Connecting Children and Authors for 38 Years

, Wednesday, October 25, 2017

If you are a parent or an educator this information is for you!


Officer Joseph Oseguera sitting down with children from the Vermont Square Branch, smiling at the camera and holding books

LAPD Read Along at the Vermont Square Library

Catherine Sturgeon, Librarian, Vermont Square Branch Library, Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It’s almost 2:30 on a Friday afternoon when a mother with three young children approaches the Reference Desk. “Are the officers here yet?” she asks. There is a police officer on his way upstairs, but there is no emergency: it’s time for the LAPD Read Along storytime!


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