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8 album covers of women jazz musicians
Eileen Ybarra, March 27, 2019

Jazz is one of my favorite music genres. I've been a fan for almost twenty years. For me, it started with listening to my parent's old jazz records on vinyl when I was in high school. Eventually, I moved onto CDs in college and then downloading mp3s.


Eleanor Brodie Jones in front of the Hollywood Branch Library
Tiffney Sanford, March 21, 2019

Since 1872 the Los Angeles Public Library has been home to some very interesting librarians.


Tessa Kelso, former City Librarian
James Sherman, March 19, 2019

As the Los Angeles Public Library celebrates Women’s History Month, it’s appropriate to remember Tessa Kelso, sixth city librarian for Los Angeles (1889-1895).


Collage of four historical women
Diane Garcia, March 14, 2019

“We’ll all grow up someday, Meg, we might as well know what we want.”—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women


Portrait of Agness "Aggie" May Underwood.
Christina Rice, March 04, 2019

A picture may say 1,000 words, though there is possibly another story lurking just outside the frame.


Mary L. Jones
Nicholas Beyelia, March 21, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


Women taking a photograph
Photo Friends, March 02, 2018

As March is Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate to celebrate some of the women who helped document Los Angeles – big events and small moments – for all to see.


Clara Shortridge Foltz
Kelly Wallace, March 21, 2016

Who hasn’t received that notice in the mail--the one that commands you to report for jury duty at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center?


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