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Octavia E. Butler seated by her bookcase, 1986
Julia G, October 06, 2018

Temperatures are rising, the environment is suffering, and income inequality is widening. Amidst the confusion, a charismatic politician takes the presidency with the promise to, “Make America great again.”


colored drawing of women's clothes from 1845
Tina Lerno, September 13, 2018

I love fashion and seeing all the beautiful new clothes and styles coming out for the fall season.


Arm with a tattoo on it
Mary McCoy, August 24, 2018

Instagram is a perfectly good place to research tattoo designs, or to find an artist whose work you admire, but it can quickly become a sea of interchangeable infinity symbols, feathers, skulls, anchors, cheesy inspirational quotes, and mistranslated Kanji.


National Tell a Joke Day banner
Guest Blogger, August 16, 2018

What is the tallest building in the world? The library, because it has the most stories. Happy National Tell a Joke Day!


8 colorful manga books
Yoko Hata, August 13, 2018

Summer vacation is almost over, and it will soon be time to go back to school. Did you enjoy the Summer Reading Challenge? Did you complete it? For me, reading lots of fun books, and having lots of fun experiences, makes for a nice summer, don't you agree?


3 children heading into a school on the first day
Tina Lerno, August 10, 2018

It's the day lots of adults look forward to, and lots of kids dread. After a summer of fun, it's time to start setting that alarm again, shop for supplies, and go back to school!


coloring page of the lapl pyramid
Tina Lerno, August 02, 2018

National Coloring Book Day is recognized annually on August 2. Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but in the last few years, adults have gotten in on the act, and a whole cottage industry of coloring books for grown-ups have cropped up.


Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse and sleeping beauty's castle
Tina Lerno, July 17, 2018

July 17 is the 63 anniversary of Disneyland's opening day. This Disney loving librarian is planning on celebrating and won't be the only one either; it will probably be super crowded, and there will be lots of other pass holders eager to commemorate the day.


Comics book covers with LGBTQIA characters
Vince Zalkind, June 23, 2018

The world of comics has long been filled with stories written by young men, for young men, featuring men throwing punches in a never-ending fight for justice, revenge, etc. But times have changed.


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