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Deaf students in class
Danielle Ball, March 15, 2019

National Deaf History Month, which runs from March 13 to April 15, celebrates deaf history and promotes awareness of American deaf culture. The celebration spans two calendar months to include several key dates:


hand tinted bird photo
Diane Garcia, March 20, 2019

The hills of Los Angeles blossom in spring. This time of year can make traffic a bit more pleasant as the sun squeezes its lemon-yellow rays onto the mint colored hillsides of our metropolis. In the northern hemisphere, the March equinox marks the beginning of spring.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, March 06, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


Olvera Street Mardi Gras revelers
Tina Lernø, March 05, 2019

I must confess I didn't really know that much about the history of Mardi Gras, but with a little bit of librarian research, I found out some interesting facts.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, February 05, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez
Ana Campos, October 24, 2018

Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, better known as Monsignor Romero or San Romero has represented a symbol of social justice against repression and poverty in El Salvador and throughout Latin America for more than 38 years.


Teresa Uriarte
Ana Campos, October 09, 2018

En celebración del Mes de la Herencia Latina tenemos el honor de entrevistar a la profesora María Teresa Uriarte de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, quien se especializa en la cultura prehispánica.


Senior reading to a child at the library
Guest Blogger, August 21, 2018

Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day at the Library!


Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse and sleeping beauty's castle
Tina Lernø, July 17, 2018

July 17 is the 63 anniversary of Disneyland's opening day. This Disney loving librarian is planning on celebrating and won't be the only one either; it will probably be super crowded, and there will be lots of other pass holders eager to commemorate the day.


Cinco de Mayo plus colorful banners
Tina Lernø, May 04, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday commemorating just one event: The Battle of Puebla, which was a day of victory for the Mexican army against the French in 1862. Over 150 years later, people still mistake the holiday for Mexican Independence Day which is September 16.


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