The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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Where Did People Go to Find Irish Bacon and Cabbage in Los Angeles?

March 16, 2018

Los Angeles isn't the usual place you think of for wearing of the green, (we're still brown from the drought), but nevertheless, St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17.

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Strong Female Protagonist: Women in Comics

March 09, 2018

The comic book world has long been the domain of men. Both in readers and writers. That is slowly changing, and it’s good news!

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Rescue in Denmark: My Family's Holocaust Story

January 26, 2018

This Saturday, January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah. The United Nations chose this day as it was the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

I'll Pick Myself a California Rose sheet music

I'll Pick Myself a California Rose

December 28, 2017

New Year's Day marks the 130th Rose Parade®. Going strong since 1890, it’s been showcasing our beautiful Southern California weather and foliage to viewers around the country and the world. It all began when Pasadena Valley Hunt Club member Professor Charles F.

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Orange Gold in Your Stockings

December 20, 2017

Have you ever received an orange in your holiday stocking; did you ever wonder why?

Out here in Los Angeles, if you are dreaming of a snowy holiday season, you might have a very long wait.

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Ugly Sweater Weather

December 06, 2017

It’s December, which means it's ugly sweater weather!

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What We Were Eating 100 Years Ago On Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles 100 years ago was an interesting affair. World War I was over, but troops were still stationed overseas, and most institutions continued to support the effort either by rationing food, or sending supplies “Over There.”