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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.


Claire L. Evans Photo
Neale Stokes, September 27, 2018

Author Claire L. Evans is a big fan of Los Angeles Public Library and she used the library extensively to research her new book Broad Band.


Los Angeles Herald headline from July 24, 1905 reads "woman's rights volcano bursts"
Nicholas Beyelia, March 31, 2018

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


Photo of composers with a musical notes background
Alan Westby, March 30, 2018

Women's History Month provides an opportunity to highlight some of the new scores in our collection by women composers. Many of these scores are the first works by these composers in our music collection.


3 graphic novel book covers
Marissa Thompson, March 29, 2018

On March 9, we delved into some of the ways female-written and female-fronted comics are shaking up the comic book community.


LA Times illustration of Los Angeles Club Women taking their concerns to Mayor McAleer.
Nicholas Beyelia, March 28, 2018

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


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