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Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, 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.

Joplin began performing while she was a student at the University of Texas at Austin. The academic life did...


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, Digital Content Team, 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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Music Monday: David Bowie

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, January 8, 2018

David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947. Bowie was a singer, songwriter, and actor whose gift for re-inventing his image made him an influential pop star for almost fifty years.

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Three Kings Day

Edwin Rodarte, Senior Librarian, Emerging Technologies & Collections, Saturday, January 6, 2018

On January 6th, twelve days after Christmas, Epiphany is celebrated, also known as Three Kings Day. This tradition has its roots in the Christian religion and celebrates the baptism of Jesus as well as the arrival of the three Magi.

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Día de los Reyes Magos

Edwin Rodarte, Senior Librarian, Emerging Technologies & Collections, Saturday, January 6, 2018

El 6 de enero, doce días después de navidad, se festeja la Epifanía, también conocido como el Día de los Reyes Magos. Esta tradición tiene sus raíces en la religión cristiana y celebra el bautizo del niño Jesús al igual que la llegada de los tres Reyes Magos.

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, January 4, 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.