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Selected classic audiobooks you can finish in a day
David Kelly, June 04, 2020

With virtually everyone’s lives disrupted at the moment, many fans of e-audiobooks might be finding it hard to devote the many hours it takes to finish a book, especially a classic.


Collage of television adaptations of books
Elizabeth Graney, May 15, 2020

A common complaint leveled against film adaptations is that they often cut too much of the original material to fit their run time. This is where miniseries and television shows can really shine. With more time to tell the story, they can often provide a more faithful adaptation.


Recommended audiobooks for your telecommute
Michael Lander, April 30, 2020

The coffee is brewing; you’ve managed to take a quick shower and get the kids settled into their Zoom school classrooms; and you finally take a breath and sit at the kitchen table with your laptop to begin your day at the computer reading emails. But something doesn’t quite feel right.


e-books "Deliver Later" convenience graphic
Eileen Ybarra, April 29, 2020

One of the most attractive features of e-books and audiobooks is the ease of downloading them. The large collection of e-books and audiobooks provided by the library makes choosing enjoyable too.


Film adaptations of Shakespeare's works
Elizabeth Graney, April 23, 2020

Did you know that scholars are uncertain as to Shakespeare’s actual birthday? We have a record of his baptism on April 26, 1564 and a burial marker that states he was 52 when he passed, but no more physical evidence to go on.


Film and play adaptations of Shakespeare's favorite works
Elizabeth Graney, April 16, 2020

Ah, April. The month we celebrate Spring, National Poetry Month and the birth (and death) of one Mr. William Shakespeare. Arguably the most famous author of all time, Shakespeare’s works are perennial favorites, having been performed for centuries.


Book covers
Robert Anderson, April 09, 2020

Like the current year, 1920 was an eventful one for the United States. The “Spanish Influenza” epidemic of the previous two years, which we’ve heard a lot about recently, had taken 675,000 American lives, including more than half of the 116,000 who died while serving in World War I.


Books made to film adaptations
Elizabeth Graney, April 03, 2020

Movie theaters may be closed and many films delayed, but fear not!


libby icon with books in the background
Justin Pearson, September 18, 2019

The Los Angeles Public Library has an extensive digital catalog that allows patrons to download a near-endless collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and comics.


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