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Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, September 18, 2018

Readers around the world share their love for e-books during Read an E-Book Day on every September 18. Be a part of the festivities by checking your favorite e-book out from the library, sharing your reading stories online on your social media, or just simply setting aside some time to read.

It’s only a day, and it’s mostly about sharing e-book love with your friends...


two ladies holding a baby chewing on a library card

A Child’s First Library Card = Reader For Life

Lauren Kratz, Children's Librarian, Studio City Branch Library, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and as we librarians know, the value of a library card is limitless! But what about if you have children in your lives?

George R. R. Martin with a book cover

A Week to Remember: Happy Birthday, George R. R. Martin!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, September 17, 2018

George R. R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948. Martin is best known for the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, which has been adapted into the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

Pictured from left, are Vivian Vance, co-star, holding her Emmy for Best Supporting Actress, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball holding the Best Situation Comedy Emmy

What the Emmy Awards Looked Like In Vintage Los Angeles

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Saturday, September 15, 2018

Who will win, who will "be happy just to be nominated," and who will go home empty-handed? Watch the festivities tonight to find out, but before you do, check out these amazing images from our photo collection of past Emmy award celebrations.

B.B. King with Music Friday logo

Music Friday: B. B. King

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, September 14, 2018

B. B. King was born on September 16, 1925. King was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was among the most influential blues musicians of all time, particularly for his skill on the electric guitar.

colored drawing of women's clothes from 1845

What Fall Fashions Looked Like 200 Years Ago

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, September 13, 2018

I love fashion and seeing all the beautiful new clothes and styles coming out for the fall season.

game of thrones book covers with Emmy statue

And the Emmy Goes To...Books!

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The 70th Annual Emmy Awards will air live Monday, September 17. Will you be watching?

Henry Louis Gates, Jr

A Week to Remember: Happy Birthday, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, September 10, 2018

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950. Gates is a literary critic, professor, and filmmaker whose work centers on genealogy and African-American history and literature.

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California Admission Day

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, September 10, 2018

The last time I looked upon Admission Day as an important holiday for our dear Golden state was probably back in Sister Leocritia ’s grade 4 classroom at St. Helen school back when electricity was new.

Music Friday logo and Raymond Scott album covers

Music Friday: Raymond Scott

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, September 7, 2018

It is an unusual career that crosses paths with Mary Martin, Berry Gordy, Bugs Bunny, and Devo, but they will all make appearances as we look at the life and music of Raymond Scott.

Tom Bradley on an escalator at the opening of the Red Line subway downtown, 1-30-93.

Los Angeles’s First (and Only) Black Mayor Broke Racial Barriers

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, September 6, 2018

“Never give up. Keep your thoughts and your mind always on the goal.” —Tom Bradley