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women's history month


three of the book jackets featured
Sheryn Morris, March 31, 2020

As Women’s History Month ends, we would like to offer you a few e-books and e-audiobooks about intrepid, adventurous women who traveled for the sheer joy of doing something different, to escape from others, to see the world, or to take on a challenge.

Rita Walters at a Board of Library Commissioners Meeting
Public Relations Office, March 02, 2020

Rita Walters, who served on the Board of Library Commissioners from 2002-2017, passed away on February 19 at the age of 89.

Zora Neale Hurston is a novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist.
Keith Chaffee, January 06, 2020

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. Hurston was a novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist who was among the major figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

Civil Rights leader Dolores Huerta
Ana Campos, October 03, 2019

Los Angeles Public Library was given an exclusive interview with the living legend Dolores Huerta. Ms.

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.