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Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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Central Library tower on a mosaic collage of Keith Chaffee's blog posts

A Career to Remember: Keith Chaffee

March 05, 2021

One of our most prolific writers for the LAPL Blog will be retiring soon. We thought it might be a fun and fitting send-off, to turn the tables and ask Keith some questions before he rides off into the sunset.

Will Eisner at his desk with his comic the Spirit

Will Eisner Celebration: Eisner’s Legacy

March 01, 2021

Today marks the start of Will Eisner Week. A week-long celebration of comic arts. So who is Will Eisner and why a whole week? The basics: William Eisner was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur.

Survey says, Happy 2021!

What’s Your Resolution? 2021

December 31, 2020

January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them, but in an unprecedented year like 2020 was, how do we set goals in such a complex time as 2021 is sure to be?

Collage of selected top ten books of 2020

Top Tens: The Most Popular Titles of 2020

December 23, 2020

It’s the time of year for lists: recommendations, best of’s, and favorites.

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Ten Library Resources for Families & Kids to Access From Home

March 19, 2020

While all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access our online resources. All LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card.

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A Pandemonium of Parrots

February 20, 2020

If you live anywhere near Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, you have heard them. If you live in Eagle Rock or the Silverlake/Echo Park regions, you will recognize the sound. Twice a day, dawn and dusk, no days off for weekends or holidays. Parrots!

Author Jerry Craft and his book New Kid

Comics Are For Everyone

February 11, 2020

I love comics and graphic novels and have been reading them since, well, forever. So it just warms my little librarian heart to see so many graphic titles announced at this year's YMAs (Youth Media Awards), or as some of us refer to them, the Librarian Oscars.

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Celebrating the Diversity of Our City: LA Made Season 5

January 23, 2020

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 5 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 15, 2020 with a return of the ever-popular Strong Words storytelling event!

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First and 100: A Century of Rose Bowl Football

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year, Happy Rose Bowl, Happy Football! Did you know that the Rose Bowl Stadium is nearing its 100th year? The story of the Rose Parade and the subsequent football games have been going on long before.