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3 book covers of new Spanish titles
Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, September 22, 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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Music Monday: The Ramones

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, August 6, 2018

On August 6, 1996, The Ramones performed their final concert, at The Palace in Los Angeles. For more than twenty years, The Ramones had been pioneers of punk rock. They were never a large commercial success, but their influence on punk and rock was enormous.


Richard Foss wearing a top hat

A Tasty Talk With Food Critic and Author Richard Foss

Wendy Westgate, Librarian, Exploration & Creativity Department, Friday, August 3, 2018

Richard Foss has been a restaurant critic and food writer for over 30 years, and has taught classes in culinary history and Elizabethan theater at UCLA Extension.


3 film posters

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, August 2, 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.


coloring page of the lapl pyramid

Color the Library With a Free Printable Coloring Sheet

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, August 2, 2018

National Coloring Book Day is recognized annually on August 2. Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but in the last few years, adults have gotten in on the act, and a whole cottage industry of coloring books for grown-ups have cropped up.


Painting of Emily Bronte and a collage of film/movie adaptations of her book Wuthering Heights

A Week to Remember: Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Emily Brontë was born on July 30, 1818. Brontë was not a prolific author, writing only a handful of poems and one novel, but that novel has become one of the classics of English literature – Wuthering Heights.


Photo of Louis Armstrong receives certificate from Los Angeles Councilman Billy G. Mills

Music Monday: Louis Armstrong

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, July 30, 2018

Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901. Armstrong was one of the most influential musicians in jazz history, acclaimed for his trumpet playing and his distinctive gravely singing voice.


young girl holding 2 prize cups

Final Stretch of Summer Reading

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Monday, July 30, 2018

We’ve got less than a week to go for our Summer Reading Challenge. Completing the challenge this late in the game may appear daunting, but you’ve probably been racking up points without even knowing it. Visit an L.A. landmark? Give yourself 100 points.


Portada de 3 de los libros

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

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, July 26, 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!


Author Ruthann Emrys with her book covers

Interview with an Author: Ruthanna Emrys

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ruthanna Emrys lives in a mysterious manor house in the outskirts of Washington DC with her wife and their large, strange family.


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