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Author Leigh Bardugo and her latest novel, Hell Bent
Author Leigh Bardugo and her latest novel, Hell Bent
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, March 30, 2023

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the...


Gertrude E. Darlow (1864-1949) surrounded by some of the books she reviewed

The Charming Miss Darlow

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Monday, March 27, 2023

When Gertrude Darlow joined the Los Angeles Public Library in October 1893, there were less than twenty employees. During her thirty-plus years with the library, she worked under seven City Librarians, including legends such as Tessa Kelso, Mary L.

Author Ryan North and his latest book, How to Take Over the World

Interview With an Author: Ryan North

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ryan North is a New York Times—bestselling author whose books include

Collage of selected libraries of Los Angeles and Tiffney Sanford

Public History Spotlight: A Conversation With Tiffney Sanford

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Within the larger discipline of history, there is a field that has been gaining traction called public history.

Elizabeth Catlett, artwork with a boy and a girl and a red ball, and photo of Margaret

World Poetry Day: "For My People"

Angela B. Charles, Library Assistant, Digitization and Special Collections, Tuesday, March 21, 2023

In honor of World Poetry Day, I would like to bring attention to, of course, a poet, Margaret Walker but also a sculptor and artist, Elizabeth Catlett, and a book that features the two women’s creative styles—For My People.

Mexican American woman workers at the Side Way Baby Carriage Co.  circa 1922

We Mean Business: The Women of the American Labor Movement

Danielle Ball, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Monday, March 20, 2023

Women’s work—inside and outside the home—has always been a part of American life. But the reality of work has not always been easy. Through marches, strikes, boycotts, and organizing, women have fought for fair wages, safer working conditions, and equal treatment under the law.

Author Natalie Haynes and her latest novel, Stone Blind

Interview With an Author: Natalie Haynes

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 16, 2023

Natalie Haynes is the author of seven books, including A Thousand Ships

Illustration of symbols, icons for month of March

A Miscellany of Marches

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Did you know? The month of March is:

Author Jacqueline Holland and her first novel, The God of Endings

Interview With an Author: Jacqueline Holland

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 9, 2023

Jacqueline Holland holds an MFA from the University of Kansas. Her work has appeared in Hotel Amerika and Big Fiction magazine, among others.

graphic of book shelves with 150 award winning books

150th Library Anniversary Commemorative Poster

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, March 7, 2023

In collaboration with Gallery 1988, limited edition posters celebrating the library's 150th anniversary were created by graphic designers DKNG.

Collage of films adapted from books

Read it First!: The 95th Academy Awards

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 6, 2023

The Academy Awards are right around the corner and, once again, films adapted from books have snagged multiple nominations! From stunning stop-motion animation to realistic war films, these adaptations caught the eye, and the hearts, of the critics this year.