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George Michael
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, June 21, 2019

George Michael was born on June 25, 1963. For a decade beginning in the mid-1980s, Michael was one of America’s biggest pop stars, topping the charts with 11 #1 hit singles. His success lasted even longer in England, where he continued producing hit songs into the mid-2000s.

Michael’s career began as part of the band Wham!, which he formed in 1981 with high school classmate Andrew...


Trap artist Bad Bunny

El conejo malo (Bad Bunny, Baby...)

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, June 21, 2019

¡El verano está aquí! ¡El verano está aquí!

*Me enfrento al ventilador mientras escribo*

Nunca he sido una persona de verano, pero después de toda la lluvia de este año (aunque la aprecié), me alegra ver que el sol brilla.

Section of a map of Downtown Los Angeles

Video: Mapping Los Angeles' LGBTQIA History

Neale Stokes, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, June 20, 2019

In the latest, Pride-themed episode of Stories from the Map Cave, map librarian Glen Creason walks us through some significant landmarks and events in Los Angeles' LGBTQIA history. Watch below:

Seanan McGuire and her book Middlegame

Interview With an Author: Seanan McGuire

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 20, 2019

Seanan McGuire is the award-winning author of the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, a

Ethel Schultheis looks into a large fountain

Mr. and Mrs. Schultheis go to Santa Barbara

Photo Friends, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

We have written before about Herman Schultheis, the German-born photographer and jack of all film-related trades. With his wife, Ethel, Herman arrived in Los Angeles in 1937 with high hopes of a career in the film industry.

Author Felice Picano and his latest book

LA Made Series Features LGBT Writer Felice Picano

Wendy Westgate, Librarian, Exploration & Creativity Department, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Felice Picano is an author whose work includes novels, stories, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, plays, and film scripts, with international bestsellers and award winners. In Hollywood, he has worked with Cary Grant and director Frank Perry (Mommy Dearest), among others.

wood table full of vegetables

A Week to Remember: National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, June 17, 2019

June 17 is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, and we mark the occasion with a look at just some of the vegetable-centered cookbooks available in our e-book collection.

Deorro the DJ spinning tunes

Deorro: ¡Baila!

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, June 14, 2019

Este mes me he obsesionado con un nuevo artista y un género de música que no acostumbro escuchar.  Para aquellos que siguieron mi publicación anterior, compartí que crecí escuchando bandas, norteñas, corridos, etc., pero recientemente me enteré a través de las redes sociales que

Harry Nilsson at RCA Records, July 1974

Music Memories: Harry Nilsson

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, June 14, 2019

Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941. Nilsson was a singer-songwriter, usually billed by his last name only. His wide vocal range and the elegant grace of his songwriting made him a popular performer in the early 1970s.

Author Yangsze Choo and her latest novel, Smoke and Summons

Interview With an Author: Charlie Holmberg

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 13, 2019

Charlie N. Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters, who also have boy names, in Salt Lake City, UT. She plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog.

3 children's book covers in Spanish

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, June 13, 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!