From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at the Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to announce the best books of 2021 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.
This year’s award was bestowed on two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dimitry Muratov, “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms. Ressa and Mr.
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.
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.