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Dr. Batra and Keith R.A. DeCandido and their first novel, Animal
Daryl M., April 15, 2021

Munish K. Batra’s cosmetic practice is one of the busiest in the nation, and Dr. Batra has been featured in People, The Los Angeles Times, and many other national media outlets.

Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, April 14, 2021

This month marks the 180th anniversary of the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Widely recognized as the first modern detective story and the progenitor of the fictional detective character, “Murders in the Rue Morgue” is also considered the first locked room mystery

Happy person with arms raised among the trees
Mona Gilbert, April 13, 2021

I stand in awe of a large Ash Tree, growing in my backyard for thirty-seven years. This tree not only provides wonderful shade during summer, but also is a place of rest for birds and squirrels. I can’t imagine life without trees, as they are essential to all outdoor spaces.

Alexandre Dorriz black and white architectural drawing
Eileen King, April 12, 2021

Alexandre Dorriz’s research-based work informs the viewer of a data-driven concept accompanied with a visual format that presents data as entities tied to economic systems with or without links to social or political intersections.

Author Joshilyn Jackson and her latest novel, Mother May I
Daryl M., April 12, 2021

Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Gods in Alabama and

Portrait of Florence Price taken by G. Niledoff
Alan Westby, April 09, 2021

On Easter Sunday, 1939, contralto Marian Anderson performed one of the most significant concerts in American history.

Author W. S. Winslow and her first novel, The Northern Reach
Daryl M., April 08, 2021

W. S. Winslow was born and raised in Maine but spent her working life in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. A ninth-generation Mainer, she now lives in a small town Downeast most of the year. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French from the University of Maine, and an MFA from NYU.

A group of laughing kids
Mona Gilbert, April 06, 2021

Did you know April is National Humor Month? Laughter is necessary to keep spirits lifted and hold onto a positive attitude. Reading a funny story, poem, or collection of jokes will bring a smile to your face. The Los Angeles Library provides readers with a variety of humorous books.

excert page from Stone Soup by Jon J Muth
Jennifer Murphy, April 01, 2021

In the folktale Stone Soup, a traveler is turned away from an inhospitable community until he claims he can make soup from a stone. As he boils a stone in a pot of water, people are drawn out of their homes by their curiosity.