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Blog banner for Celebrate Latino Heritage Month
Sheryn Morris, October 03, 2018

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month, but first, a brief history:


Exterior view of the Supreme Court of the USA
Keith Chaffee, October 01, 2018

It's the first Monday in October, which is the traditional starting date for a new session of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Music Friday logo and Jerry Lee Lewis
Keith Chaffee, September 28, 2018

The career of Jerry Lee Lewis began in a burst of glory before imploding in scandal; a decade later, he made one of the biggest and most unlikely comebacks in pop music.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 26, 2018

During Banned Books Week we celebrate freedom of speech and freedom to read. Over the years books, paintings, and movies have been banned, and their creators have been imprisoned, tortured, or exiled in attempting to silence or obliterate them.


Truman Capote carries an armload of In Cold Blood.
Keith Chaffee, September 24, 2018

Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924. For the first twenty years of his adult life, Capote was one of America's finest writers; later in life, his writing became infrequent and he was principally known as a charming, witty celebrity and talk-show guest.


Saxophonist John Coltrane
Keith Chaffee, September 21, 2018

On September 23, 1926, John Coltrane was born. Coltrane's career was relatively short—about twenty years as a performer, and recordings from only the last decade—but he was one of the most influential saxophone players in jazz history.


Group portrait of the Aztecas, a girl's baseball team based in Pacoima, with their manager. Della Fonseca (later Ortega) is standing, second from right,
Sheryn Morris, September 19, 2018

Baseball is considered to be an all-American sport, but not all Americans have been able to fully participate. The history of Mexican American baseball bears witness to that.


two ladies holding a baby chewing on a library card
Lauren Kratz, September 18, 2018

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and as we librarians know, the value of a library card is limitless! But what about if you have children in your lives?


read an ebook graphic with libby logo
Eileen Ybarra, September 18, 2018

Readers around the world share their love for e-books during Read an E-Book Day on every September 18.


George R. R. Martin with a book cover
Keith Chaffee, September 17, 2018

George R. R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948. Martin is best known for the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, which has been adapted into the popular TV series Game of Thrones.


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