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Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, April 16, 2021

Alice Wynne is a Los Angeles based zinester and writer. Alice loves coffee, community, learning stories, and researching. With advice from zine librarians and educators far and wide, Alice started the Altadena Zine Library and its programming, which operates from the Altadena Library District and can be found on Instagram @AltadenaZineLibrary.


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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, April 5, 2021

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!


excert page from Stone Soup by Jon J Muth

Creating Delicious Experiences: Children, Books, and Food

Jennifer Murphy, Librarian III, Palms - Rancho Park Branch Library, Thursday, April 1, 2021

In the folktale Stone Soup, a traveler is turned away from an inhospitable community until he claims he can make soup from a stone. As he boils a stone in a pot of water, people are drawn out of their homes by their curiosity.


Author Willy Vlautin and his newest novel, The Night Always Comes

Interview With an Author: Willy Vlautin

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 1, 2021

Willy Vlautin is the author of five novels: The Motel Life, which was made into a film starring Dakota Fanning, Emile Hersh, and Stephen Dorff;


vintage crayola crayon boxes

The Day the Crayons Were Made

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, March 31, 2021

If you look up, "What is a crayon?", you will get a dictionary definition like this: A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing.


Councilwoman Nithya Raman

The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Five

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have been highlighting the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.


Monica Shannon and her Newbery Award-winning book, Dobry

Monica Shannon: Advocate for Libraries, Leprechauns and Luckless Pigwidgeons

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Tuesday, March 30, 2021

You may know Monica Shannon as the author of the 1935 Newbery Award-winning book Dobry, but have you read her fairy tales set in California? They are remarkably descriptive and among the strangest books, I’ve read in a long time.


Girl reads a graphic novel while having a grilled ham and cheese sandwich

21st Century Kids: Discover the Classics With Graphic Novels

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The idea of adapting classic stories into a graphic novel format is intriguing. Moreover, classic books are listed on required reading book lists and are a staple of libraries. Therefore, it’s not unusual for readers to have familiarity prior to exploring alternative formats.


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Janice Hahn, Jan C. Perry, Wendy Greuel, Nury Martinez, and Monica Rodriguez

The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Four

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, March 27, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.


Tori Holder and her zine, Sorry For The Inconvenience

Interview With Zine Maker - Tori Holder

Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, Friday, March 26, 2021

Tori Holder is an illustrator and comics artist from Los Angeles, CA. Her work deals with capturing the beautiful mundanities of everyday life through image and text. Her works include Sorry For The Inconvenience and Relationshit, among others.


Cartograph of Southern California by Ruth Taylor White

Ruth Taylor White: The Great Cartographer With an Asterisk

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Friday, March 26, 2021

After admiring her maps for several decades I began to ponder why the great Ruth Taylor White does not have a place in Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers or even a Wikipedia page. After all, she must be considered at the top of popular cartographers with few peers amongst pictorial mapmakers.


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