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Author Kacen Callender and their latest novel, Infinity Alchemist
Author Kacen Callender and their latest novel, Infinity Alchemist. Photo of author: Bella Porter
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, February 22, 2024

Kacen Callender is the bestselling and award-winning author of multiple novels for children, teens, and adults, including the Stonewall Honor Book, Felix Ever After...

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Dr. Hazly and participants pose in front of 5th Street entrance of Central Library

Culture, Health, and Wellness: Our Cultural Heritage Affects How We Take Care of Ourselves

Yvette Cabrera, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Some of the things that first come to mind when we think of culture are the languages, religions, foods, and arts that are a part of the traditions of a specific group of people. But culture is much more than the cuisine and music associated with a particular population.


Author Gareth Brown and his debut novel, The Book of Doors

Interview With an Author: Gareth Brown

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 15, 2024

Gareth Brown wanted to be a writer from a very young age, and he completed his first novel as a teenager.


Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

Dig Los Angeles: Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch, located on Central Avenue at 45th Street, is one of the oldest branches in the Los Angeles Public Library system. There is an incredible amount of history that took place within a two-mile radius of the library.


Author Douglas Preston and his latest novel, Fourteen Days

Interview With an Author: Douglas Preston

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 8, 2024

Douglas Preston is an author of thirty-nine books of both non-fiction and fiction, of which thirty-two have been New York Times bestsellers.


Black History Month collection streaming on Kanopy

Black History Month on Kanopy

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Join us in honoring Black History Month with a special streaming video Black History Month collection on Kanopy. Learn more about the remarkable achievements of the heroes who've paved the way for change by viewing these award-winning narrative films and documentaries.


Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 5, 2024

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.


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español para adultos y jóvenes: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Multilingual Collections, Librarian, Friday, February 2, 2024

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!


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, February 2, 2024

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles 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!


Author Emily Ruth Verona and her debut novel, Midnight on Beacon Street

Interview With an Author: Emily Ruth Verona

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 1, 2024

Emily Ruth Verona received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Cinema Studies from the State University of New York at Purchase. In 2014, she won the Pinch Literary Award in Fiction.


Philip Jose Farmer and 4 of his books

Remembering Philip Jose Farmer, a Science Fiction Pioneer

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Saturday, January 27, 2024

Imagine a world where diverse fictional characters such as Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond were all interrelated. That’s how Philip Jose Farmer and his Wold Newton Universe imagined things.


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