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Julia G, Librarian, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Branch Library


California native garden

Let’s Plant California Natives!

November 27, 2018

We think of springtime as the season for planting gardens, but that’s not the case here in Southern California, where summers can be scorching and rains only come in the winter. Here in L.A. County, November and December are the perfect time to start a garden.

vintage Halloween postcard

Halloween Fun and Folklore

October 29, 2018

Jack-o’-lanterns, trick-or-treaters, clever costumes and spooky decorations—Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays in the United States. But where exactly did Halloween come from? What customs and folklore evolved into the festive holiday we celebrate today?

Octavia E. Butler seated by her bookcase, 1986

Spotlight on Octavia E. Butler

October 06, 2018

Temperatures are rising, the environment is suffering, and income inequality is widening. Amidst the confusion, a charismatic politician takes the presidency with the promise to, “Make America great again.”