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three book covers side by side for Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Twelve Days and The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, December 14, 2017

Season’s Readings everyone! As 2017 draws to a close, I thought it might be interesting to look back at what I’ve read over the last twelve months and try to highlight my favorite books this year. I’ve listed these books in alphabetical order, by title, until the last entry at the bottom, which is, in my opinion, the best book I’ve read in 2017. It probably won’t be a big surprise that many of...

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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!


federalist papers graphic with an 18th century style signature of We The People

A Week to Remember: The Federalist Papers

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, October 24, 2017

On October 27, 1787, the first article was published in a series that would come to be known as the Federalist Papers (e-book, e-audio,


Book covers for: Orgin by Dan Brown, Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 22, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 23, 2017

Dan Brown's latest, Origin, is the new number one book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List, while 


a portrait painting of  Tchaikovsky with the text, Music Monday Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony

Music Monday: Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 23, 2017

On October 28, 1893, the Sixth Symphony of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was performed for the first time, in St. Petersburg, Russia. A performance by the St.


photo of the author Andrew Mayne on the right side, and book cover for The Naturalist on the left side. All one graphic.

Interview with an Author: Andrew Mayne

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Mayne, is the star of A&E’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne. He is also a magician, novelist and the host of the Weird Things podcast.


a drawing of Jane Eyre's face

A Week To Remember: The Many Faces of Jane Eyre

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On October 16, 1847, Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre was published in London, under the pseudonym "Currer Bell." The first American edition was published a year later.


Book covers for: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

October 15, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists as A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre remains at the top of th


People enjoying the Maker Faire at the library

We Are All Makers!

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists and students.


a group of four people standing together in front of the library booth at ciclavia.  Two librarians are in the middle

CicLAvia and the Los Angeles Public Library

Amanda Charles, Librarian III, Digitization & Special Collections, Monday, October 16, 2017

Inspired by the city of Bogotá, Colombia’s venerable and beloved Ciclovía program, which closes city streets to automobile traffic and opens them to pedestrians and bicycles for several hours on Sundays and holidays, Los Angeles’ CicLAvia program has helped more than 1 million people exp


a photograph of John Mayer holding a guitar, playing it, with eyes closed and head slightly tilted to the right.

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, John Mayer!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 16, 2017

Singer-songwriter John Mayer was born 40 years ago today, on October 16, 1977.


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