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Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library


Canvas triptych mural features Dr. Bethune by Charles White. A folktale-themed hand-carved, glazed ceramic tiles by Cha-Rie Tang

Art in the Library: Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library

August 09, 2022

The current building of the Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library is an LEED Gold Certified (environmentally sustainable design) structure built in 2008.

Leo Politi and his muse, Alicia, in front of his drawing of her, 1972

Art in the Library: Vermont Square Branch Library

July 06, 2022

The Vermont Square Branch Library is one of three extant Carnegie libraries in the Los Angeles Public Library system.

Interior of Angeles Mesa Branch Library with colorful mural called, Education is a Basic Right, over fireplace

Art in the Library: Angeles Mesa Branch Library

June 01, 2022

Art in public spaces can serve as a means of shared identity, of connecting residents and visitors to the community, and creating a sense of ownership and respect in a shared space; to spark imagination, conversation, dialogue, and reflection; and to provide beautification and aesthetics.

Sims Poetry Library from the outside

Poetry Month: Sims Library of Poetry

April 25, 2022

It began with a man and a suitcase of poetry. Hiram Sims, professor, and poet started this journey by loaning books of poems to his students at the Community Literature Initiative’s (CLI) Poetry Publishing Class. One of the requirements for the class was to read a poetry book a week.

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!