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Mara Alpert, Children's Librarian, Children's Literature Department


heart illustrations in red and pink with the text, romance novels.

Romancing the Book: Romance Novels

August 21, 2017

Romance is in the air, and on the page and the tablet and the smart phone. August is Read-a-Romance Month, and it’s a great time to settle into an air-conditioned library (or on a bright, sunny beach or really anywhere) with a fabulously satisfying romance. You won’t be alone.

Some puppets from Puppet Shows

Puppet Shows to the Rescue

July 31, 2013

Here’s something you may not know about the World Famous (or at least Los Angeles Famous) Children’s Literature Department at Central Library. If it weren’t for a puppet show, it might not ever have existed. Okay, make that a lot of puppet shows.