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Norma Merrick Sklarek in front of the big blue whale
Vi Ha, February 15, 2022

In order to showcase the technology available in the Octavia Lab, celebrate the diversity of Los Angeles, and demonstrate how library resources, such as Tessa, the library's online digital archive, and historical newspaper databases, can be used towards social justice, Octavia Lab staff have been creating


You Chung Hong and the gateway to LA Chinatown
Vi Ha, February 01, 2022

You Chung (“Y.C.”) Hong (1898–1977) was a community booster, social activist, and immigration lawyer based in Chinatown in Los Angeles and is profiled as a part of Archives Alive: Stories and Voices from L.A.


coloring page from the Hidden Heroes coloring book
Andrea Borchert, April 16, 2021

Narratives attached to events in LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) history like the Stonewall riots and other uprisings often de-emphasize the work of transgender people, particularly transgender people of color, in the fight for LGBTQIA rights.


vintage crayola crayon boxes
Tina Lernø, March 31, 2021

If you look up, "What is a crayon?", you will get a dictionary definition like this: A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing.


coloring sheet already colored
Brenda Breaux, May 06, 2020

Enjoy these free printable coloring pages representing the architectural details of the beautiful downtown L.A. Central Library, library card art designs and space exploration. Print them out and play with different color combinations.


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