John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library


Collage of some Star Trek books and movies

Beam up to Action and Adventure: The Library Salutes Star Trek Day

September 08, 2023

"Space. The Final Frontier. These are the Voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its Five Year Mission: To Explore Strange New Worlds, To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations, To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before."

Science Fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein against a collage of his books

Remembering Robert A. Heinlein, the Dean of Science Fiction

July 07, 2023

Alien invaders, genetically engineered humans with extended lifespans, and a Messiah from Mars, these a just a few of the characters readers will encounter when exploring the worlds of Robert A. Heinlein.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Incorporated logo celebrating 100 years. Author Edgar Rice Burroughs reading his book Tarzan and The Lion Man

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Celebrates a Century in Publishing

April 24, 2023

From the deepest jungles of Africa to the lost cities of Mars, from the Earth’s Core to the farthest stars in outer space, author Edgar Rice Burroughs weaved fantastic tales of heroism and adventure.

Collage of adapted films from books by Frank Herbert

Remembering Frank Herbert, the Dreamer of Dune

October 07, 2022

A barren, desert planet inhabited by hostile tribes, a ruthless galactic emperor, and a young man whose training in the mystic arts will unfold his special destiny.

Monica Zepeda and her debut novel, Boys of the Beast

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Monica Zepeda

September 19, 2022

Monica Zepeda is a third-generation Mexican American from Southern California who lives by the beach with her husband and their unbelievably cute cats. She earned an MFA in playwriting before working in the entertainment industry.

The Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas

Exploring the Worlds of Robert E. Howard: Father of the Sword and Sorcery Genre

May 27, 2022

From a small town in West Central Texas came the stuff of legends—kings, warriors, evil sorcery, and monsters. Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) wrote hundreds of short stories published in the pulp magazines of his era, although he is best known for the sword and sorcery character Conan the Barbarian.