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Author John le Carré
Keith Chaffee, October 19, 2020

On October 19, 1931, John le Carré was born. Le Carré is a master of the spy novel, writing stories rooted in his own years as a British intelligence agent.


Lo nuevo en español para niños
Patricia Valdovinos, October 19, 2020

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles le ofrece los libros más leídos y más esperados para niños. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


Collage of Jim, Dan, Troy Seals, and Johnny Duncan from their album covers.
Keith Chaffee, October 16, 2020

On October 17, 1941, Jim Seals was born. He was half of Seals & Crofts, a 1970s duo who played amiably breezy pop. He was also part of an extended family of musicians who have been successful in pop and country music over the last half-century.


Author Natalie Zina Walschots and her debut novel, Hench
Daryl M., October 15, 2020

Natalie Zina Walschots is a writer and game designer whose work includes LARP scripts, heavy metal music journalism, video game lore, and weirder things classified as "interactive experiences." Her writing on the interactive adventure The Aluminum Cat won an IndieCade award, and her poetic explora


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, October 14, 2020

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


Collage of fire safety books
Shanna Kim, October 14, 2020

Recently, California has suffered extreme heat and forest fires. As of October 5, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) reported that the number of acres burned during the 2020 fire season has exceeded 4 million. Unfortunately, fire season is far from over.


Group of young, budding entrepreneurs
Mona Gilbert, October 13, 2020

Financial literacy in the 21st Century is critical for all to learn. There is no better way to learn these essential skills, than first-hand experiences with earning and managing money. It’s empowering for kids not only to see their personal allowance accumulate but also money earned.


National Dessert Day above a photo-illustration of a plate of desserts
Keith Chaffee, October 11, 2020

October 14 is National Dessert Day, an opportunity to celebrate the wide array of sweets with which we traditionally end a meal. To mark the date, we’re going to take a rapid-fire look at just a few of the dessert cookbooks available for download at OverDrive.


 Paul Simon wins album-of-the year Grammy for "Graceland" [1987]
Keith Chaffee, October 09, 2020

On October 13, 1941, Paul Simon was born. Simon has been a critically acclaimed pop singer and songwriter for more than 60 years, both as a solo act and as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. Today, we’re focusing primarily on Simon as a soloist.


Author Lindsay Ellis and her debut novel, Axiom's End
Daryl M., October 08, 2020

Lindsay Ellis is an author, Hugo finalist, and video essayist who creates online content about media, narrative, and film theory.


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