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Author Eric Esquivel
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Susan Fukushima, Adult Librarian, Felipe de Neve Branch Library, December 7, 2022

Eric Esquivel is a Los Angeles-based writer and storyteller working in the fields of Animation, Comic Books, Journalism, and Prose. He is a graduate of The National Hispanic Media Coalition's Playwright and Screenwriter programs, and his previous clients include Archie Comics, Boom Studios, DC Comics, Dynamite, Endemol Shine Boomdog, Fox News Latino, Frederator Books, Heavy Metal...


Chinatown Branch Library

Dig Los Angeles: Chinatown Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Friday, June 3, 2022

With locations all over the city, and lots of books and other materials devoted to local history, libraries are a perfect springboard for exploring Los Angeles. This is the first in a series of blog posts that digs into local history near a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Serena and Venus Williams in 1993 with a tennis court behind them

5 Picture Books About Serena and Venus Williams

Kadie Seitz, Librarian, Youth Services, Friday, June 3, 2022

California Nouns: People, Places, and Things
Serena and Venus Williams

Author Anthony Horowitz and his latest novel, With a Mind to Kill

Interview With an Author: Anthony Horowitz

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 2, 2022

One of the world’s most prolific and successful writers, Anthony Horowitz may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author.

Interior of Angeles Mesa Branch Library with colorful mural called, Education is a Basic Right, over fireplace

Art in the Library: Angeles Mesa Branch Library

Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Art in public spaces can serve as a means of shared identity, of connecting residents and visitors to the community, and creating a sense of ownership and respect in a shared space; to spark imagination, conversation, dialogue, and reflection; and to provide beautification and aesthetics.

Full length of girl lying on sofa, face down, exhausted

No tengo ganas de nada

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sí, lo leiste bien. No tengo ganas de nada. Tal vez sea por el clima, o tal vez por todos los cambios que han estado pasando, o tal vez sean muchas cosas, quién sabe…

view of Central Library looking through Maguire Gardens

You Helped Us Create a Better Library

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Sunday, May 29, 2022

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) conducted a patron experience survey in the Fall of 2021 (from September 27 to October 31, 2021) to better understand how the library can enhance patron experiences.

Four books about Asian Pacific American experience in America

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Book Talk

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, May 28, 2022

In May, we celebrate one of the fastest-growing racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to the success of this country.

Korean Americans and library staff inside a Los Angeles Public Library Bookmobile that is participating in an annual Korean parade.

The History of Koreatown: A Heartbeat of Los Angeles

Joann Im, Messenger Clerk, Library Department, Friday, May 27, 2022

Continuing our celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we highlight the importance of paying tribute and recognizing the history and the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders enriched to the United States.

The Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas

Exploring the Worlds of Robert E. Howard: Father of the Sword and Sorcery Genre

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Friday, May 27, 2022

From a small town in West Central Texas came the stuff of legends—kings, warriors, evil sorcery, and monsters. Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) wrote hundreds of short stories published in the pulp magazines of his era, although he is best known for the sword and sorcery character Conan the Barbarian.

Miles Davis on his album covers, Kind of Blue and Birth of The Cool

Music Memories: Miles Davis

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Thursday, May 26, 2022

On May 26th, 1926, Miles Davis was born. He would revolutionize jazz several times over as a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader.