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 Librarian Bob Anderson stands behind the reference desk of the Literature & Fiction Department
Sheryn Morris, October 10, 2018

Librarians who work at public libraries can find almost anything, even someone’s lost dog. No, they will not look for your lost pooch, but they will provide information about public and private agencies that will. Patrons ask questions and librarians provide information.

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

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

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.

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.

Graphic of Michel de Montaigne
Sheryn Morris, September 05, 2018

Panic and despair are the reactions of many students when asked to write an essay. It does not matter that so many of us are constantly communicating through social media, which is immediate and short in length. By contrast, the essay demands and requires time and thought.

Nadine with Puzzums
Sheryn Morris, August 08, 2018

August 8 is International Cat Day! Also known as World Cat Day, it's a holiday created to not only celebrate the friendship that humans and cats share but also to advocate for their safety and well-being.

Shakespeare in LA graphic
Sheryn Morris, July 25, 2018

In 2017 William Shakespeare was in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Public Library and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles hosted a special exhibit from the Folger Shakespeare Library: America’s Shakespeare - The Bard Goes West.

hollywood sign and comic text
Sheryn Morris, July 18, 2018

Novels and short stories reflect our fair city, which is way beyond diversity—it is truly a cross-section of the world. In the spirit of the Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Takes You Everywhere!

and now for something completely different
Sheryn Morris, June 27, 2018

Many books are published every year, and few of them make it to the numerous bestseller lists. Consider the books listed below, where you will find something old and something new to read. Your library card makes it possible to check out hundreds of books and other materials for free.