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Author Marion Deeds and her latest novel, Comeuppance Served Cold
Author Marion Deeds and her latest novel, Comeuppance Served Cold. Photo credit: Liz Miller
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, November 22, 2022

Marion Deeds was born in Santa Barbara, California, and moved to northern California when she was five. She loves the redwoods, the ocean, dogs, and crows. She's fascinated by the unexplained and curious about power: who has it, who gets it, and what is the best way to wield it. These questions inform...

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Martin Scorsese at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Happy Birthday Martin Scorsese: From Gangster Epics to Film Preservation

Christopher Taylor, Adult Librarian, Mark Twain Branch Library, Thursday, November 17, 2022

Martin Scorsese, born November 17th, 1942 turns 80 years old today. Known as Marty to his pals, he is one of North America’s most well-known directors.


Author Gillian McAllister and her latest book, Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Interview With an Author: Gillian McAllister

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 17, 2022

Gillian McAllister has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree before working as a lawyer. She lives in Birmingham, England, where she now writes full-time.


Lincoln Heights Branch Library at 2530 Workman Street [2022] Photo by Tiffney Sanford

Dig Los Angeles: Lincoln Heights Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Monday, November 14, 2022

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts that looks at history near a Los Angeles Public Library branch.


Author Lamar Giles and his latest book, The Gateaway

Interview With an Author: Lamar Giles

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 10, 2022

Lamar Giles writes for teens and adults across multiple genres, with work appearing on numerous Best Of lists each and every year.


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, November 4, 2022

Los libros en español 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 Lee Geum-yi and her first novel, The Picture Bride, to be translated into English

Interview With an Author: Lee Geum-yi

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 3, 2022

Lee Geum-yi was born in 1962, in her grandmother's house in the small, mountainous village of Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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.


Portrait of Mike Davis against an enlarged, posterized image of his book, City of Quartz

Mike Davis (1946 - 2022)

Christopher Taylor, Adult Librarian, Mark Twain Branch Library, Friday, October 28, 2022

On Tuesday, October 25, Mike Davis, the towering left-wing polemicist, passed away at his home in San Diego at the age of 76.


Author Alan Moore and his latest book, Illuminations: Stories

Interview With an Author: Alan Moore

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 27, 2022

Alan Moore is an English writer widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics.


woman and child looking at nature and collecting data with a cel phone

LA BioBlitz Challenge: 2022 Accomplishments

Vivienne Byrd, Librarian III, Exploration & Creativity Department, Wednesday, October 26, 2022

After a September of exploring, observing, and connecting with wildlife in the City of Los Angeles, a global biodiversity hotspot, the second annual LA BioBlitz Challenge concluded with outstanding results. Thank you to all the participants citywide who supported this tremendous success.


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