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Amanda Charles, Librarian III, Teen'Scape, February 24, 2024

Growing up as a biracial girl in the 1980s and 1990s, there weren't a whole lot of comic books featuring Black and brown characters. I have a distinct memory of sitting in the comics aisle at my local Waldenbooks as a kid, searching the comics for Black faces and only finding one Black character, Storm, from X-Men.

As a grown-up librarian, it is my honor to curate a graphic novel...

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Ghost on the Beach. Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 2021

Supernatural Summer: Classic English and American Ghost Stories

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Monday, July 3, 2023

Lazy beach days… rainbow sno-cones… flip-flops and sunglasses… wandering phantasms from beyond the grave… it's all part of your favorite season of fun in the sun!


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Mejora tu estado de ánimo con la comida

Yvette Cabrera, Librarian, International Languages Department, Saturday, July 1, 2023

Vivir una vida que disfrute puede depender de muchas cosas. Un factor importante que contribuye a la calidad de vida es su salud mental y física. Cuando su salud en general está en declive, todos los demás aspectos de su vida también sufren.


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Improving Your Mood With Food

Yvette Cabrera, Librarian, International Languages Department, Saturday, July 1, 2023

Your brain is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep your body functioning. It also contributes to our mental health by informing the body to release hormones that regulate our moods. Yet, we hardly ever think about how the food we eat affects our brains and our emotions.


Photo collage of Juan Angel Reynoso

Interview With a 2Spirit Story Teller: Juan A. Reynoso: nemuuly (Grizzly Bear)

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Friday, June 30, 2023

Juan Angel Reynoso is an Ipai-Kumeyaay 2Spirit storyteller, advocate, teacher, and holistic culturally-trauma-responsive practitioner. Juan was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He is a Native American Indian from the San Pasqual Band of Kumeyaay Indians.


Author Meg Shaffer and her debut novel, The Wishing Game

Interview With an Author: Meg Shaffer

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 29, 2023

Meg Shaffer is a part-time creative writing instructor and a full-time MFA candidate in TV and Screenwriting at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri.


Author Colin Cotterill and his latest novel, The Motion Picture Teller

Interview With an Author: Colin Cotterill

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 22, 2023

Colin Cotterill is the author of fifteen books in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series.


C. E. McGill and their novel Our Hideous Progeny

Interview With an Author: C.E. McGill

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, June 20, 2023

C. E. McGill is 23 years old and was born in Scotland and raised in North Carolina.


Cormac McCarthy and a collage of his books

Cormac McCarthy 1933-2023

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, June 16, 2023

Critic Harold Bloom referred to Cormac McCarthy’s violent masterwork Blood Meridian as the greatest novel by a living American a


Self-portrait of Rolland Curtis

Cataloging Rolland J. Curtis

Lucia Odono, Library Assistant, Digitization and Special Collections, Friday, June 16, 2023

"I found this... what will you find?"


Author Britttany N. Williams and her debut novel, That Self-Same Metal

Interview With an Author: Brittany N. Williams

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 15, 2023

Brittany N. Williams () is a classically-trained actress who studied Musical Theatre at Howard University and Shakespearean performance at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London.


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