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An oversized hot dog fills the bun which is topped with mustard, ketchup and onions.
An oversized hot dog fills the bun which is topped with mustard, ketchup and onions, [1999]. Gary Leonard Collection
Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team, July 19, 2024

It's hot! It's boiling! It's sweltering! What do you expect for the Dog Days of Summer? Now I want a Dodger dog and some air-conditioning! But I also want to know where the term Dog Days of Summer comes from, so on I go down that research rabbit hole. And what I found is a scorcher. Read on!

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Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler: Her Legacy Lives On

Lauren Kratz, Librarian III, Octavia Lab, Wednesday, June 12, 2024

"People have changed the climate of the world. Now they’re waiting for the old days to come back."The Parable of the Sower


collage of lax photos

La historia de Los Ángeles: El Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Ángeles / The History of Los Angeles: Los Angeles International Airport

Nicholas Clayton, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Introduction / Introducción

Los Angeles is a place where history is all around us, made by people from around the world. LAX is an integral part of the history of Los Angeles and the role that aviation has played in the world.


Three films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 10, 2024

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Collage of Prince album covers

Born June 7: Prince

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, June 7, 2024

Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis. In the 1980s, Prince became one of the greatest pop stars of all time, selling some 150 million albums, recording scores of incomparable hit songs, and inspiring fans worldwide.


Author Juli Min and her first novel, Shanghailanders

Interview With an Author: Juli Min

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 6, 2024

Juli Min is a writer and editor based in Shanghai. She studied Russian and comparative literature at Harvard University, and she holds an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson.


Collage of View Park history

View Park: The Black Beverly Hills

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Ideally situated in the Baldwin Hills with panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains, View Park boasts a distinctive mix of Spanish, colonial, Tudor, and ranch-style homes on palm-lined streets with mild temperatures typically ten degrees cooler than those in the rest of the Los


Collage of various promotional brochures, workshops, and art created at The Woman's Building

Looking at Art: Woman's Building

Art Department, Central Library, Tuesday, June 4, 2024

In 1970, "Art and Technology," a group exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), had no women artists included.


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español para niños: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, June 3, 2024

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles ofrece los libros más leídos y más esperados para niños. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español para adultos y jóvenes: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Multilingual Collections, Librarian, Monday, June 3, 2024

Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


Author Sara Nisha Adams and her latest novel, The Twilight Garden

Interview With an Author: Sara Nisha Adams

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, May 30, 2024

Sara Nisha Adams is a writer and editor. She lives in London and was born in Hertfordshire to Indian-Kenyan and English parents.


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