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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, August 5, 2022

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. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie, or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The library is here to the rescue! Here we will be...

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Author Jennifer McMahon and her latest novel, The Children on the Hill

Interview With an Author: Jennifer McMahon

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 4, 2022

Jennifer McMahon is the author of ten novels, including the New York Times best-sellers Prom


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, August 1, 2022

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!


Author Natalia Molina and her latest book, A Place at the Nayarit

Interview With an Author: Natalia Molina

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 28, 2022

Natalia Molina is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.


Cielo Conference image of woman with long hair

Indigenous Literature Conference

Yvette Cabrera, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Los Angeles is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world. With 185 languages spoken in our city, 54 percent of the population ages five and over speak a language other than English at home. Among these languages are many Indigenous languages of Latin America.


Author Eddie Robson and his latest book, Drunk on All Your Strange New Words

Interview With an Author: Eddie Robson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 21, 2022

Eddie Robson is a British comedy and science fiction writer best known for his sitcom W


Author Timothy Hallinan and his latest book, Rock of Ages

Interview With an Author: Timothy Hallinan

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 14, 2022

Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, Macavity, and Silver Dagger awards.


Colorful photo illustration with text Youth Poets

Youth Poets of Los Angeles

Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 13, 2022

In my role as the City’s Poet Laureate, l issued a call to L.A.’s middle schools for students’ poems responding to the following questions: What location or site in the City means the most to you & why? What part of Los Angeles would you want to save forever?


San Pedro Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Dig Los Angeles: San Pedro Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Monday, July 11, 2022

With locations all over the city, and lots of books and other materials devoted to local history, libraries are a perfect springboard for exploring Los Angeles. This is the second in a series of blog posts that digs into local history near a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.


Collage of upcoming films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, July 8, 2022

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 Julian David Stone and his latest novel, It’s Alive

Interview With an Author: Julian David Stone

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 7, 2022

Julian David Stone grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, eventually relocating to Los Angeles to study filmmaking and then enter the entertainment business.


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