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Matson Cruise Terminal 1955
A view of the Matson Terminal taken from a departing ship, [ca.1955]. Author’s collection
Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, August 8, 2022

It's a painful truth that Angelenos can much too easily identify architectural structures that have been erased from our city's landscape. Some structures are well-known and widely mourned while others have disappeared from our collective consciousness without much afterthought. Among the latter is a building that, despite the lucrative role it played in the growth of our city, was an...


Vicente Fernández o Chente

5 datos interesantes de Vicente Fernández

Ana Campos, Principal Librarian, Central Library Services, Tuesday, December 14, 2021

El domingo 12 de diciembre de 2021 perdimos a una de nuestras más grandes estrellas de la música latina, Vicente Fernández o Chente, como muchos de sus fans lo llaman. Vicente también fue actor durante la era de oro del cine mexicano. Su música y películas han trascendido idiomas y fronteras.

Zine author, Elizabeth A Salazar and her zine series, The Worst

Interview With Zine Maker - Elizabeth A Salazar

Angi Brzycki, Senior Librarian, Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, Monday, December 13, 2021

Elizabeth A Salazar is Sun Valley based school librarian, zinester, and aging punk. She holds a BA in Communications from California State University Los Angeles and is a proud first-generation Mexican American.

Declaration of Human Rights Drafting Committee Chair, Eleanor Roosevelt "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" by United Nations Photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

All Human, All Equal

Peter Hauge, Librarian, Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Department, Friday, December 10, 2021

“All Human, All Equal” is the theme of this year’s International Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on December 10 and is the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations.

record wall with a giant Rudolph ornament in front

Groove up Your Holiday With These Freegal Super Sounds

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, December 10, 2021

The temperature has plunged below 82. You’ve switched from cold brew to hot coffee and you’re thinking about putting on a sweater. Lights twinkle from the palm trees along the boulevards… the Kings are battling the Ducks out on the Staples Center ice… it’s holiday time once again in the Southland!

Author Nicholas Meyer and his latest book, The Return of the Pharaoh

Interview With an Author: Nicholas Meyer

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 9, 2021

Nicholas Meyer is the author of three previous Sherlock Holmes novels, including The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which was on the New York Times bestseller list f

a collage of the earliest jigsaw puzzle

A Puzzling History of Jigsaw Puzzles

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Monday, December 6, 2021

I have been an avid puzzler all my life, but because of Covid, I have rekindled my love of doing puzzles. 1000 pieces are my jam, and I can usually finish one in the course of 2 to 3 evenings or a marathon weekend.

Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, December 3, 2021

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.

Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, December 2, 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!

Steven Reigns and his book, A Quilt fo David

Interview With an Author: Steven Reigns

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Steven Reigns is a Los Angeles poet and educator and was appointed the first Poet Laureate of West Hollywood.

Zine author, Brian Baynes and his zine, Bubbles

Interview With Zine Maker - Brian Baynes

Angi Brzycki, Senior Librarian, Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, Monday, November 29, 2021

Brian Baynes is the creator of Bubbles Fanzine, a comics fanzine out of Richmond Virginia. He's been co-organizing Richmond Zine Fest since 2012.