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Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, June 23, 2018

The world of comics has long been filled with stories written by young men, for young men, featuring men throwing punches in a never-ending fight for justice, revenge, etc. But times have changed. The market has expanded to feature more inclusive stories thanks to publishers like...


Album art of the musical The Fantasticks

Music Monday: The Fantasticks

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

On May 3, 1960, the musical The Fantasticks opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, a small theater in New York's Greenwich Village. The production ran for more than 41 years, making it the world's longest-running musical.

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Rising From the Ashes: A Love Letter to Central Library

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Saturday, April 28, 2018

"It happened in New York, April 10th, nineteen years ago. Even my hand balks at the date. I had to push to write it down, just to keep the pen moving on the paper.

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Discover Independent Creator Owned Comics

Chris Kiefer, Young Adult Librarian, Washington Irving Branch Library, Saturday, April 28, 2018

Photo of a drawing by Edward Vischer of El Aliso at the Vignes winery

Forgotten Los Angeles History: El Aliso, the Big Tree of Los Angeles

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Friday, April 27, 2018

“Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.”

—Trees by Joyce Kilmer

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Interview with an Author: Linda Addison

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Friday, April 27, 2018

Linda Addison is an award-winning poet and author writing in the genres of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction.

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Lawyers in the Library

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department, Thursday, April 26, 2018

Did you know that you can get free legal help at two of our branch libraries?

It’s true. Twice a month lawyers from the legal aid organization Public Counsel, visit our Vermont Square and Benjamin Franklin branch libraries.

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Contemporary French Literature in Translation

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

If you are a fan of contemporary French fiction, we hope you can take part in selecting the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in translation.

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A Week to Remember: John James Audubon

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

John James Audubon was born on April 26, 1785.

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

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, April 23, 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: Sergei Prokofiev

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, April 23, 2018

Sergei Prokofiev was born on April 27, 1891. Prokofiev was one of the most popular composers of the 20th century, with important works that are part of the standard repertoire in nearly every genre – symphony, opera, ballet, piano music, chamber music.