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These Are the Books You're Looking For!
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, May 25, 2024

Still can't get enough of Star Wars? May the 4th beckoning you back? Well, then, immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away with these Star Wars fiction series. Now, including all titles through May of 2024.

The series below have been listed in approximate chronological order according to the Star Wars timeline, not according to their publication order....

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Le-shanah tovah. A Happy New Year [Postcard for the Jewish New Year] Williamsburg Art Co., New York, printed in Saxony (Germany), n.d. Yiddish and Hebrew The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

Happy New Year!

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, September 14, 2023

Happy New Year! May your year be sweet and filled with joy!


Author Henry Barajas and his graphic novel, La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo. An illustration of him receiving a medal of honor from President Barack Obama

Exploring Family Heritage Through Graphic Novels With Henry Barajas

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Graphic novels have become a captivating medium combining visual artistry and storytelling. The voices and perspectives of the Latino community have gained recognition thanks to authors like Henry Barajas.


Author Lan Samantha Chang and her latest novel, The Family Chao

Interview With Iowa Writers’ Workshop Director: Lan Samantha Chang

Michael C. Baradi, Librarian, Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, September 12, 2023

I met Lan Samantha Chang in 2019 when I took a short vacation to Iowa City, IA, home to the University of Iowa, known for its football team, the Hawkeyes, its speech-language pathology program, and its highly celebrated graduate program in creative writing, the Iowa Writers' Workshop.


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Beam up to Action and Adventure: The Library Salutes Star Trek Day

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Friday, September 8, 2023

"Space. The Final Frontier. These are the Voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its Five Year Mission: To Explore Strange New Worlds, To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations, To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before."


Author Josh Winning and his latest novel, Burn the Negative

Interview With an Author: Josh Winning

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 7, 2023

Josh Winning is the author of the critically acclaimed The Shadow Glass.


Afro-Latinx authors: Torrey Maldonado, Tamika Burgess and Aya de Leon

Celebrating Afro-Latinx Voices With Tamika Burgess, Aya de León, and Torrey Maldonado

Phoebe Swan Guiot, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Wednesday, September 6, 2023

There is an enchanting power in stories woven by voices from diverse backgrounds. Stories from voices enrich our understanding, taking us on journeys through cultures and experiences we might never have known otherwise.


Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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.


Author and poet Yesika Salgado and her books Corazón, Hermosa, and Tesoro

Poetry With Yesika Salgado

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Yesika Salgado, a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet, has carved a distinctive path in the world of poetry. Her writing is about her family, her culture, her city, and her own body. She is a two-time National Poetry Slam finalist and the recipient of the 2020 International Latino Book Award in Poetry.


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, Friday, September 1, 2023

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!


a desk calender flipped open

A Smorgasbord of Septembers

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, September 1, 2023

There are many serious national holidays and days of remembrance in September this year, including Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, 9/11, Armenian Independence Day, and Mexican Independence Day.


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