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Collage of American poet Emily Dickinson and her letters, poems and pressed flowers.
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, December 9, 2019

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Her poetry was virtually unknown during her lifetime, but today, Dickinson is considered one of America’s most important literary figures.

She was born into a prominent family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her father served in the state legislature, and for two years in the United States House of Representatives. Dickinson was a fine student,...

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Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, December 6, 2019

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles le ofrece los libros más leídos y más esperados para niños. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


French composer, Olivier Messiaen

Music Memories: Olivier Messiaen

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, December 6, 2019

Olivier Messiaen was born on December 10, 1908. The French composer wrote primarily keyboard and orchestral music, often focused on his two primary devotions—the mysteries of his Catholic faith, and birds.


Fashion master class group photo

Meet a Maker: James Ancheta

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Thursday, December 5, 2019

Ahead of DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2019, we are spotlighting a few of the Makers who will be joining us this Saturday, December 7.


Nicholas Meyer and his latest novel, The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

Interview With an Author: Nicholas Meyer

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 5, 2019

Nicholas Meyer is an award-winning author, screenwriter and director. His body of creative work in publishing, film and television spans more than five decades.


3 Spanish books

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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!


book covers of three of the movies coming out in December

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Here in L.A. we had a wet Thanksgiving and we probably won’t have a white Christmas, but we can still take part in that old tradition—big-budget holiday movies.


The holiday tree in the Central Library Rotunda

Ornament Making in the Octavia Lab

Vi Ha, Librarian III, Octavia Lab, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Each December we face a design challenge of decorating a 15-foot noble fir tree in the Central Library’s rotunda.


postcard of the Cawston Ostrich farm

For the Birds: Edwin Cawston and the Farm That Invigorated Los Angeles

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

For someone who only spent about 25 years in Los Angeles, Edwin Cawston made a lasting impression on the cultural history of our great city and he did so through, of all things, a farm.


Author Joseph Conrad

A Week to Remember: Joseph Conrad

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, December 2, 2019

Joseph Conrad was born on December 3, 1857. Conrad wrote in English, a language he didn’t learn until he was in his twenties, and still became one of the most acclaimed novelists of his era.


members at a book club, man with a blue mustache

Noname Selections at LAPL

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Sunday, December 1, 2019

We are excited to partner with Noname's Book Club to keep you up to date in finding all the selections free of charge.


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