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Collage of books for neurodivergent children
Meredith Sires, Children's Librarian, Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library, April 15, 2024

If you're the parent or caregiver of a neurodivergent child, you're probably very familiar with the search for the right tools. The right tools for school, the right tools for bathtime, the right tools for a birthday party, etc., etc., etc.

Almost everywhere you go requires a little extra prep because differently wired brains have different needs. As both a librarian and a parent who...

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Author Jacqueline Holland and her latest novel, The Mystery Writer

Interview With an Author: Sulari Gentill

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 11, 2024

After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari Gentill now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of Au


Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 8, 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.


Author Justinian Huang and his debut novel, The Emperor and the Endless Palace

Interview With an Author: Justinian Huang

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 4, 2024

Born to immigrants in Monterey Park, California, Justinian Huang studied English at Pomona College and screenwriting at the University of Oxford.


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, Tuesday, April 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, Tuesday, April 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!


The east lawn and the eastern exterior of Central Library

The Library in America

Guest Blogger, Friday, March 29, 2024

Sometimes it feels as though public libraries—free, government-supported, circulating libraries—have always been part of American life, but public libraries were rare before the last quarter of the nineteenth century.


Author Sophie Wan and her debut novel, Women of Good Fortune

Interview With an Author: Sophie Wan

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 28, 2024

Sophie Wan is a Bay Area native who is now battling the winters in Philadelphia. She graduated from UC Berkeley and spends far too much time drafting emails and drinking tea.


Colorize photo of Judge Nicole Cannon with a pro-superimposed political advertisement

Loose Cannon: Reassessing Los Angeles Municipal Judge Noel Cannon, Part II

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Friday, March 22, 2024

The Derringer Press Conference


Author Shubnum Khan and her debut novel, The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years

Interview With an Author: Shubnum Khan

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 21, 2024

Shubnum Khan is a South African author and artist.


Portrait of Commissioner Leontyne B. King

Leontyne Butler King - A Commissioner for the Community

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, March 20, 2024

At the Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, there is a wall in the meeting room adorned with four framed portraits. Two are paintings: one depicts writer Langston Hughes and is a gift from Miriam Matthews, the Los Angeles Public Library’s first Black librarian. The other is Leon H.


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