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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. This is the first of an occasional series highlighting these fascinating people, many of whom are little known but had a role in the history of the city, connecting people with ideas, information, and resources.


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.


Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
Sheryn Morris, November 01, 2018

The TV serialization of two novels, Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies, has brought attention to a new crop of novels. They are edgy, psychological, thriller, suspense stories with distinct characteristics.


Claire Evans author photo
Angi Brzycki, May 08, 2018

Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician.


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.


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.


Illustration of the three women heading the library. Los Angeles Herald, March 1903
Nicholas Beyelia, March 24, 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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