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Eric J. Guignard and his book Exploring Dark Short Fiction
Eric J. Guignard and his latest book in the Exploring Dark Short Fiction series. Photo credit: Jeannette Guignard
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, October 14, 2021

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press Dark Moon Books. He’s twice won the Bram Stoker Award (the highest literary award of horror fiction), been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and is a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize.

He has over 100...


Collage of books celebrating Filipino American History Month

Books to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Public Library strives to shine a light on all the people and cultures that make up Los Angeles and its environs.

Glen Creason holding map

Fare Thee Well, Glen Creason

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Thursday, October 14, 2021

“I’m going from my valley. And this time, I shall never return. I am leaving behind me my fifty years of memory. Memory.

Oscar Zeta  Acosta, Las Vegas 1971

The Brown Buffalo and the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Wednesday, October 13, 2021

One of the most colorful figures of the Chicano Movement of the late 60s and early 70s was Oscar Zeta Acosta, a.k.a. the Brown Buffalo. A radical, hard-living lawyer and activist, Acosta helped lead the East L.A.

photo composite of old family photos, postcards and documents

Genealogy Garage...Now Online

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

One of the good things to come out of our COVID year was the explosive popularity of online programming. Genealogy Garage—the library's monthly genealogy session—has taken the plunge, too, and we now have recordings of our presentations for you to watch whenever you want!

Abdulrazak Gurnah illustration by Niklas Elmehed

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah

Madeline Peña, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2021 has been awarded to educator and author Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”.

Author Alix E Harrow and her latest book, Spindle Splintered

Interview With an Author: Alix E. Harrow

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 7, 2021

A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is a Hugo-award winning writer living in Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids.

Girl with a sailor friend

Shades of L.A.: The Filipino American Experience

Photo Friends, Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thirty years ago the Los Angeles Public Library embarked on a ground-breaking, collection-building project—reaching out to the diverse communities of the region for family photographs that would provide depth and nuance to an understanding of this region’s multi-cultural history.

Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 4, 2021

It feels good to be back! After 19 months, films are once again back in theaters! It’s time for this blog to return to its original purpose, to let you know about new film adaptations as they hit the big (and small) screen.

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, Friday, October 1, 2021

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!

Selected novels by Simon R. Green

Interview With an Author: Simon R. Green

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 30, 2021

Simon R. Green is the New York Times best-selling author of more than sixty science fiction, fantasy, and mystery novels.