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Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library

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Nathalia with her guitar and 2 CDs

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Nathalia

September 22, 2022

A native of Colombia, Nathalia moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released five children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.


Actores del programa de TV Gentefied en la Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Gentefied y las bibliotecas de Boyle Heights

February 28, 2020

No es común que una serie de televisión comience con la imagen de una biblioteca. En este caso, la serie en cuestión empieza con la imagen de la Biblioteca Benjamín Franklin, una sucursal de la Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles. ¡Qué emoción!


outside view of the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Gentefied and the Libraries of Boyle Heights

February 28, 2020

Not often does a TV series begin with a shot of a library. In this case, the series in question began with a shot of the Benjamin Franklin Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Be still my heart! This library is very special for me as this was the first library I frequented growing up.


Collage of books

Books From the Border

February 06, 2020

In recent days, the literary world has been rocked by controversy.


antonio sacre

LA Libros Fest: Interview With Antonio Sacre

September 17, 2019

Antonio Sacre tells stories. His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired children worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings.


Coco y el Día de los Muertos

November 29, 2017

Una de las más populares películas familiares actualmente es Coco de Disney Pixar. Esta producción está basada la tradición mexicana del Día de los Muertos, la cual se ha vuelto extremadamente popular entre las comunidades del sur de California.


Coco and the Day of the Dead

November 29, 2017

One of the most popular family movies currently is Disney Pixar’s Coco. The movie is based on the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which has become extremely popular among the communities of Southern California.


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