From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to present the best books of 2020 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations.
Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.
The novels and poetry of Charles Bukowski continue to have devoted, admiring fans, who can never get enough of his books.
Kanopy is an incredible resource for feature films and documentaries. Their collection of films about fashion covers many categories: Most Popular, Fashion Industry Documentary, Fashion Runway Shows, Textiles, and Recently Added. There are over 300 titles, with Kanopy adding new films all the time.
It is a good thing that the lives of children’s authors are not always reflected in the books they wrote. Some of the most enduring and well-loved of these books were written by people whose lives were not sugar and spice.
Other than indigenous peoples, we are a nation of immigrants, those who came by choice and those who came by force. As our country keeps growing and changing with new people arriving all the time, what we eat changes too. Like our country, American cuisine is never static.
When you can’t find something to read, who do you ask? Librarians, of course, who have access to more books, old and new, than anyone else. Sorry to disappoint many of you, but we have not read all the books in the library.
Asia is the largest continent in the world, with over 40 sovereign states and territories. The boundaries between the European and Asian continents are not so easily defined. Many countries have cuisines and methods of cooking that go back centuries.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.
Library of Congress defines the geographic areas of the world as the following: