Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department

Eric Brightwell and his maps

Video: L.A. Untangled - Eric Brightwell

September 26, 2023

Los Angeles, the sprawling metropolis known for its iconic palm trees, Hollywood glitz, and diverse neighborhoods, has always been a city of unique stories and hidden treasures. And in our latest installment of "L.A.

Kobe Bryant reads a book with The Last Bookstore's book tunnel in the background

Kobe's Bookshelf

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant’s post-basketball life was dedicated to inspiring young people through storytelling.

street mural of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Books that Inspired Nipsey Hussle

January 10, 2020

Nipsey Hussle was a rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist from Los Angeles. In March of 2019, Hussle was fatally shot outside his store Marathon Clothing.

Jenn Bailey reading her book, A Friend for Henry

Interview With an Author: Jenn Bailey

December 17, 2019

Jenn Bailey has won blue ribbons for pie baking, roamed Australia as the still photographer for Continuum, and made it to the Top 40 in the Lego Master Builder competition. Bailey has her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Noname Selections at LAPL

December 01, 2019

We are excited to partner with Noname's Book Club to keep you up to date in finding all the selections free of charge.

Author Erin Kelly and her book Hello Universe

Representation Matters: An Interview With Erin Entrada Kelly

October 18, 2018

Erin Entrada Kelly, the author of the Newbery Award-winning book Hello Universe, spoke at the Central Library a few months ago as part of our Summer Author Series. Audience members wrote questions for Kelly on index cards.