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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...


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.

Authors Christine Lynn Herman and Amanda Foody and their book, All of Us Villains

Interview With an Author: Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Amanda Foody is the author of YA novels Daughter of the Burning City and The Shadow Game

smiling dude at his lap top

Lifelong Learning at the Library: New On-Line Resources

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Tuesday, November 23, 2021

I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and student. Even though I’ve stopped enrolling in classes through formal education, I have continued to take personal enrichment courses on my own time. For example, I enjoy taking classes on creative writing for fun.

Cesar with Laurie, an adult literacy tutor

Laurie and Cesar: Making Remote Learning Work

Randall Hinson, Librarian, Office of Education and Literacy, Monday, November 22, 2021

Despite the enormous challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Adult Literacy Services at the Los Angeles Public Library never stopped working.

Author Roshani Chokshi and her latest novel, Once More Upon a Time

Interview With an Author: Roshani Chokshi

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draw on world mythology and folklore.

Collage of poetry books

New or Forthcoming Books I’m Excited About

Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 17, 2021

As I indicated in the November 4 episode of Poems on Air, there are a slew of new or forthcoming poetry collections that I’m excited to add to my reading table.

Brent Spiner and his debut novel Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir

Interview With an Author: Brent Spiner

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Friday, November 12, 2021

Brent Spiner is an actor, comedian, and singer best known for playing the android Lieutenant Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987-1994.