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Collage of some best books of 2021 with gift bow
Sheryn Morris, December 17, 2021

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at the Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to announce the best books of 2021 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.


Selected books from the Best of 2020 book list
Sheryn Morris, December 18, 2020

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to present the best books of 2020 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations.


Collage of books adapted to films
Elizabeth Graney, December 07, 2020

This year the Hanukkah holiday will begin on Thursday, December 10, and continue through Friday, December 18. With social distancing encouraged and travel restricted, it will be a quiet holiday for most this year.


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, December 02, 2020

This post is the twentieth and final excerpt serializing the book Feels Like Home.<


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, November 25, 2020

This post is the nineteenth in a series of excerpts serializing the book Feels Like Home


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, November 18, 2020

This post is the eighteenth in a series of excerpts serializing the book Feels Like Home


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, November 10, 2020

This post is the seventeenth in a series of excerpts serializing the book Feels Like Home


Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, November 06, 2020

It has now been seven months since the original wave of business closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This means it has been seven months since new films have been regularly released in movie theaters. That equals a lot of films that missed their original release date.


Collage of witch books
Daniel Tures, October 29, 2020

Over the years, the witch has become a popular figure and costume choice for our modern commercialized holiday rituals.


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