The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.



teens on a zoom meeting
Guest Blogger, January 11, 2021

Lila Perl is a sophomore high school student and volunteer at her local public library. She hopes that by sharing her experiences over the last 2 years, other teens will be excited to participate in the many projects and programs that each library hosts.

teens on a zoom meeting
Guest Blogger, November 06, 2020

Marcus Zimmerman, a high school senior, started volunteering in 2016 and has stayed with the library ever since.

Graphic of U.S. with Vote text
Guest Blogger, July 30, 2020

Many facets of daily life have been harshly affected by the spread of COVID-19. People are losing their jobs, most major countries have seen some form of strict stay at home order, and there has been a mass movement onto online communication platforms.

Collage of zines
Angi Brzycki, July 21, 2020

Independent, non-commercial, and often handmade magazines have been around long before 2011 when Alex Wrekk designated July as International Zine Month. A well-known zinester, Wrekk, also specified July 21 as International Zine Library Day.

Hannah Cha
Guest Blogger, July 08, 2020

Today, we highlight a teen volunteer from the Porter Ranch Branch Library. We’d like to call Hannah Cha an all-around teen volunteer, that rare volunteer who considers shelving books therapeutic.

Octavia Butler
Sara Rebman, June 24, 2020

As the month of June comes to an end, we are celebrating the first anniversary of the Octavia Lab and Octavia E.

teen at a chalk board
Guest Blogger, March 09, 2020

Humans are destroying the planet. We’re eviscerating our atmosphere with growing holes in the ozone and using the planet as our trash can with no awareness of the consequences. It can be overwhelming to think about. You may be thinking...“well, don’t blame me!” or “what can I do about it?”

zine collage of Valerie J. Bower
Angi Brzycki, February 04, 2020

Valerie J. Bower is a Los Angeles based photographer. Valerie describes her work as dream-like, monochrome street photography that shows a softer, feminine point of view on typically masculine themes and subjects.

Artist and Zine-Maker Esther Pearl Watson
Angi Brzycki, January 15, 2020

Meet Esther Pearl Watson, a Los Angeles based artist, illustrator, children’s book author and zine maker.

Rin Chupeco and her new novel The Never Titling World
Kelli Lowers, November 26, 2019

Rin Chupeco has written obscure manuals for complicated computer programs, talked people out of their money at event shows, and done many other terrible things. She now writes about ghosts and fantastic worlds but is still sometimes mistaken for a revenant.