With our increasingly connected lives on the internet and social media, it can be more challenging than ever to decipher what is fake news or not. Fake news stories claim to be fact-based reporting, but instead are actually false, misleading or inaccurate. Finding credible news isn’t always easy.
Our democracy holds us, its citizens, responsible for knowing what the issues are, and how we intend to vote on them. Journalists, for their part, are responsible for providing us with the information we need to understand the issues and our choices.
On June 14, in Central Library’s filled-to-capacity Taper Auditorium, Amanda Gorman, 16, was named the first Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman will serve as L.A. Youth Poet Ambassador and receive a book deal with Penmanship Books to publish her first collection of poems.
On Oct. 24, Granada Hills Branch Library hosted a party open to the public to celebrate its 50th Anniversary of service. A representative from Councilmember Mitchell Englander's Office issued a Certificate of Recognition to the branch.
In October the Los Angeles Public Library received an extraordinary collection of maps, thanks to real estate agent, Matthew Greenberg. Greenbery had been retained by the heirs of local map collector John Feathers to clear Feathers’ Mt. Washington home befor eit was demolished.
L.A. Mayor, city councilmembers, library commissioners, City Librarian and local students open the doors to Central Library and inaugurate the restoration of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours as part of phase II of Measure L.