The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

Andrea Borchert, Librarian, Koreatown Media Lab


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Images, Misinformation, and Sherlock Holmes

December 11, 2023

Images, Misinformation, and Sherlock Holmes: misinformation is designed to mislead, but with a couple of tools, you too can have the confidence of a fictional detective.

coloring page from the Hidden Heroes coloring book

Compton's Cafeteria Riot

April 16, 2021

Narratives attached to events in LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) history like the Stonewall riots and other uprisings often de-emphasize the work of transgender people, particularly transgender people of color, in the fight for LGBTQIA rights.

Manuela García coloring page

Octavia Lab Presents Hidden Heroes

October 08, 2020

In celebration of Octavia E. Butler’s birthday this year, the Octavia Lab began making coloring pages to celebrate lesser-known heroes in California. As lab staff, we were deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and inspired by the call to action from the Black Lives Movement.

3D prints made by 3D printer

Your First 3D Print

May 06, 2020

There’s a lot of news right now about 3D printing medical equipment. But what does it all mean, and what is 3D printing?

Rendering of the NASA InSight lander on the martian surface.

Mars: We’ve Been Wrong Before

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. But we have been so very, very, gloriously wrong!