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Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, August 20, 2019

It’s back-to-school time! Time to sharpen up your pencils, meet your new teachers, and grab your list of classics to read for homework. Time to put away those comic books and graphic novels in favor of “serious” literature, right? Wrong! There is a growing list of visually stunning adaptations of the classics that are worth checking out for both the reluctant reader and the bookworm.

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H. P. Lovecraft and his sketch of his Cthulhu

A Week to Remember: H. P. Lovecraft

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, August 19, 2019

H. P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890. While he was not well-known during his lifetime, Lovecraft developed a strong following after his death and is now recognized as one of America’s most important writers of horror fiction.


3 books in Spanish

Consejos para mantener nuestros cuerpos activos

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Saturday, August 17, 2019

Todos hemos escuchado sobre la importancia de mantener nuestros cuerpos activos, pero por alguna razón u otra es algo a lo cual no le damos prioridad. La inactividad de nuestros cuerpos resulta en enfermedades como el colesterol alto, diabetes y la obesidad, entre otras.


Issac Hayes, a singer, songwriter, producer, and actor

Music Memories: Isaac Hayes

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, August 16, 2019

Isaac Hayes was born on August 20, 1942. Hayes was a singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who was among the most important figures in R&B in the 1960s and 1970s.


two tacos on a plate

Tacos de papa

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, August 16, 2019

Mi abuela hacía los mejores tacos de papa. Todavía los recuerdo y a veces se me antojan como ningún otro tipo de comida. Ponía la cantidad correcta de especias y la cantidad correcta de papas en cada taco.


Lobby card from the original 1939 release of The Wizard of Oz featuring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, Oh My!

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Once upon a time in Hollywoodland, 80 years ago today, The Wizard of Oz had its Hollywood Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.


3 new book covers

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, August 14, 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!


Julia Child holding a mallot over her head

A Week to Remember: Julia Child

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, August 12, 2019

Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912. For forty years, Child was one of America’s most beloved chefs, bringing French cuisine to America through her cookbooks and television shows.


3 Spanish children's books

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, August 12, 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!


woman crying next to her broken heart

Quiere llorar, quiere llorar

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, August 9, 2019

¡Ay, no seas tan chillona! ¿Sabes cuántas veces he escuchado esto? Un (aplaudir) montón (aplaudir) de (aplaudir) veces (aplaudir).


 Russian composer, Alexander Glazunov

Music Memories: Alexander Glazunov

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, August 9, 2019

Alexander Glazunov was born on August 10, 1865. Glazunov was a Russian composer during the end of the Russian Empire and the birth of the Soviet Union, a political transition that he survived better than many of his colleagues.


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