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A24 and Kanopy logos on black background
Eileen Ybarra, December 11, 2018

Kanopy offers Los Angeles Public Library cardholders 24/7 online streaming access to the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers. We are excited to announce that most recently, Kanopy has acquired over 70+ films from A24.


Portrait of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz
Keith Chaffee, December 10, 2018

Naguib Mahfouz was born on December 11, 1911. Mahfouz was an Egyptian novelist who was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature, the first (and still only) Arab writer to receive that honor.


Close-up of Sammy Davis, Jr. performing
Keith Chaffee, December 07, 2018

Sammy Davis, Jr. was born on December 8, 1925. Davis was a singer, dancer, and actor whose show business career spanned most of the 20th century.


three movie posters
Elizabeth Graney, December 04, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Collage of cookies
Keith Chaffee, December 03, 2018

December 4 is National Cookie Day.


Collage of Pink Floyd's album The Wall
Keith Chaffee, November 30, 2018

Pink Floyd's concept album/rock opera The Wall was released on November 30, 1979. It was an enormous success; it spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, and it was the best-selling album of 1980.


Kings playing hockey, 1964
Keith Chaffee, November 26, 2018

The National Hockey League was formed on November 26, 1917. The "National" was originally a reference to Canada, where the first organized hockey leagues were created in the 1880s.


Spanish composer Manuel de Falla
Keith Chaffee, November 23, 2018

Manuel de Falla was born on November 23, 1876. Falla was one of the most important Spanish composers of the early 20th century. His music was strongly influenced by flamenco and other music of Andalusia, the region of southern Spain where Falla was born.


Graphic collage of Abraham Lincoln and his written copy of the Gettysburg Address
Keith Chaffee, November 19, 2018

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a brief speech at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Gettysburg Address has become one of the best-known speeches in American history.


rice crispy turkey leg and apple
Lauren Kratz, November 17, 2018

Do you want to build your children’s confidence, basic life skills, and encourage them to be a little less picky when trying new foods? Have your children join you in the kitchen!


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