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Author Donna Barba Higuera and her books - Lupe Wong Won't Dance, The Last Cuentista and El Cucuy is Scared Too!
Donna Barba will be one of the featured performers at the Los Angeles Libros Festival, a free bilingual book festival for the whole family
Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, August 12, 2022

Donna Barba Higuera grew up in a tiny desert town in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. Rather than wrangling dust devils, she’d spend recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book. Her favorite hobbies were calling the library’s dial-a-story over and over again and sneaking into a restricted pioneers’ cemetery to weave her own spooky tales using...


Author and movie critic Kim Newman and his latest novel, Something More Than Night

Interview With an Author: Kim Newman

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, January 6, 2022

Kim Newman is a popular and respected author and movie critic, known for his acclaimed alternate-history series, Anno Dracula.

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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!

legs with cuffed jeans walking up a set of stairs

Que el 2022 sea el año en que le digas adiós a las excusas

Ana Campos, Principal Librarian, Central Library Services, Monday, January 3, 2022

El nuevo año nos brinda la oportunidad de comenzar de nuevo. Haz que el 2022 sea tu oportunidad para lograr tus metas y decirle no a las excusas. En muchas ocasiones somos nosotros mismos quienes destruimos nuestras metas.

Collage of 2021 books

My Favorite Books of 2021

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 30, 2021

Season’s Readings everyone! Well, like 2020, 2021 has also been a year we will not soon forget. As the pandemic continues, and we navigate as best we can through what has become our “new normal,” the need for both respite and recreation has never been greater.

Collage of popular titles checked-out by patrons of Los Angeles Public Library

Top Tens: The Most Popular Titles of 2021

Christina Young, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, December 28, 2021

It’s that time again where we roll out our top ten lists of the most popular titles checked-out by our very own library patrons.

Collage con portadas de libros

Lo mejor del 2021: los libros preferidos por nuestros lectores y bibliotecarios

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, December 28, 2021

El mejor regalo que puedes ofrecer durante las festividades de invierno es un libro. Si necesitas ideas sobre qué libros regalar (o regalarte a ti mismo), aquí te presentamos los títulos preferidos por nuestros lectores y bibliotecarios en el 2021.

Collage of 2021 zines

End of Year Zine Collection Highlights

Ziba Perez, Young Adult Librarian, Baldwin Hills Branch Library, Monday, December 27, 2021

As we wrap up 2021, let us reflect on some of our favorite zines in the collection! Available for holds through the library catalog, you may request any zine to be sent to your local branch for checkout.

Author Goldy Moldavsky and her latest book, The Mary Shelley Club

Interview With an Author: Goldy Moldavsky

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 23, 2021

Goldy Moldavsky was born in Lima, Peru, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family.

comic of a mom standing away from her husband and child. in pinks and blues

TLC: Teens Create a Domestic Violence Awareness Graphic Novel

Marcia Melkonian, Young Adult Librarian III, Canoga Park Branch Library, Tuesday, December 21, 2021

During the stay-at-home pandemic order, it became evident that mental health was an increasingly problematic issue. Being sequestered in their homes, teens would also be impacted by events in their domestic sphere. During this time, a worldwide trend became prominent: an upward spike in domestic violence.

Zine author, Tomas Moniz and his zine, Rad Dad

Interview With Zine Maker - Tomas Moniz

Angi Brzycki, Senior Librarian, Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, Monday, December 20, 2021

Tomas Moniz’s debut novel, Big Familia, was a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway, the LAMBDA, and the Foreward Indies Awards. He edited the popular zine and book Rad Dad and Rad Families. He has two cats and 3 chickens. He also has stuff on the internet but loves penpals.