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Catherine Sturgeon, Librarian, Vermont Square Branch Library


Officer Joseph Oseguera in front of the library

Farewell, Officer Joe!

August 29, 2018

The LAPD Read Along program began as the brainchild of Senior Lead Officer Joseph Oseguera of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Relationship Division to promote child literacy and build positive interactions with

Luis Antonio Pichardo

Develop Skills and Transcend Limits through the Arts: Meet Luis Antonio Pichardo

May 14, 2018

DSTL Arts is a nonprofit arts mentorship organization based in Los Angeles that “inspires, teaches, and hires emerging artists from underserved communities.” The acronym in DSTL Arts stands for Develop Skills and Transcend Limits through the Arts.

Harriet Child Wadleigh

Scandal in the Stacks!

March 19, 2018

Chances are if you have heard of any of the early women City Librarians of Los Angeles Public Library, you may know about Mary E.

photograph of Elva Diane Green and book cover of her book

Interview with Elva Diane Green

February 01, 2018

February is African American Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Officer Joseph Oseguera sitting down with children from the Vermont Square Branch, smiling at the camera and holding books

LAPD Read Along at the Vermont Square Library

October 25, 2017

It’s almost 2:30 on a Friday afternoon when a mother with three young children approaches the Reference Desk. “Are the officers here yet?” she asks. There is a police officer on his way upstairs, but there is no emergency: it’s time for the LAPD Read Along storytime!