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Photo of Barb from Crash Space Holding One of Her Creations with DTLA Mini Maker Faire Logo
Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, November 13, 2018

Ahead of DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018 we are spotlighting a few of the Makers who will be joining us December 1. Barb is a DTLA Mini Maker Faire veteran and returns this year for her third appearance. She is on the Board of...


Rendering of the NASA InSight lander on the martian surface.

Mars: We’ve Been Wrong Before

Andrea Borchert, Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Department, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Science is a long and occasionally embarrassing process. Take for example the exploration of Mars. From the natural philosophers of ancient times to the InSight Mars Lander heading to Mars today, we always have some idea of what we’ll find on Mars.

Graphic illustration of the great white whale, Moby Dick

A Week to Remember: Moby Dick

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Sunday, November 11, 2018

On November 14, 1851, Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick was first published in the United States.

Composer Ennio Morricone conducting one of his many music scores.

Music Friday: Happy Birthday, Ennio Morricone!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, November 9, 2018

On November 10, 1928, Ennio Morricone was born. Morricone is the composer of more than 400 film scores and dozens of concert works, and one of the most popular and best-selling film composers of all time.

Robert Masello and his current novel The Night Crossing

Interview with an Author: Robert Masello

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 8, 2018

Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and bestselling author.

3 Spanish book covers

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Dinorah Pinelo, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, November 7, 2018

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles te 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!

dtla mini makerfaire logo

Water Computers, Plastic Recyclers, & Earth Air Studies from Space at DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018

Jessica Krill, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, November 6, 2018

DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018 takes place Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our historic Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles.

U. S. participants facing off in opening of chess tourney, Samuel Reshevsky and Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer. July 16, 1966.

A Week to Remember: The World Chess Championship

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, November 5, 2018

On November 9, the World Chess Championship match begins in London. Magnus Carlsen, the reigning champion since 2013, will defend his title against Fabiano Caruana in a 12-game match.

Keith Emerson at his keyboard in concert at Nearfest 2006

Music Friday: Keith Emerson

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, November 2, 2018

Keith Emerson was born on November 2, 1944. Emerson was a composer and keyboard player who was, as a member of several different bands, a major figure in the progressive rock movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.

Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

Good Gals Gone Bad, Gone Good...Maybe

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Thursday, November 1, 2018

The TV serialization of two novels, Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies, has brought attention to a new crop of novels. They are edgy, psychological, thriller, suspense stories with distinct characteristics.

collage of movie posters

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You - November 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, November 1, 2018

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.