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Children authors working at Los Angeles Public Library
Shanna Kim, June 09, 2021

Here at the Los Angeles Public Library, our staff members don't just work with books—they write them, too! I had the honor of interviewing these three wonderful authors at our library who write books for children.


Teens crowned prom king and queen, 1961
Tina Lernø, May 11, 2018

The prom in all its drama has been around a lot longer than I thought. Originating somewhere in the1870s as a college tradition called the Promenade, it was a debutante coming out kind of thing.


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