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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...


Author Mallory O’Meara and her latest book, Girly Drinks

Interview With an Author: Mallory O’Meara

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mallory O’Meara is the award-winning and bestselling writer of The Lady from the Black Lagoon. Every week, she co-hosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses.

Zine author, Rachel Howe and her zine, Witch Ethics

Interview With Zine Maker - Rachel Howe

Angi Brzycki, Senior Librarian, Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, Monday, October 25, 2021

Rachel Howe is an artist and healer, who created her multidimensional brand Small Spells in 2013, after graduating from Parsons School of Design and working in the art world in New York for over a decade.

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery exhibit highlighting the works of Lukas Geronimas, Nevine Mahmoud, and Vanessa McConnell

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery - A New Exhibit

Eileen King, Librarian, Art & Music Department, Friday, October 22, 2021

Our partnership with our sister department Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, also known as LAMAG, is a reflection of how art is intertwined with the library.

Author Ellen Datlow and her latest book, Body Shocks: Extreme Tales of Body Horror

Interview With an Author: Ellen Datlow

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ellen Datlow is one of horror’s quintessential, bestselling, and most acclaimed editors.

Collage of horror films in Kanopy

Amazing Underground Horror Films You Can Stream on Kanopy

Randall Hinson, Librarian, Office of Education and Literacy, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Twilight creeps into the afternoon, and the autumn nights grow dark and gloomy. Dead leaves rustle, weird things lurk in the shadows… Halloween is on the way!

Cristian Castelo and his zine, Wild

Interview With Zine Maker - Cristian Castelo

Angi Brzycki, Senior Librarian, Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, Monday, October 18, 2021

Cristian Castelo is a cartoonist operating out of Daly City, California. He has been self-publishing his series Wild for a couple of years now, which he has slung at comic festivals like Seattle Short Run, Comics Art LA/Brooklyn, and the Vancouver Art Book Fair.

Filipino American journalist Maria Ressa and A Thousand Cuts documentary on her fight for freedom of the press

Nobel Peace Prize 2021

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Literature & Fiction, Monday, October 18, 2021

This year’s award was bestowed on two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dimitry Muratov, “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms. Ressa and Mr.

Eric J. Guignard and his book Exploring Dark Short Fiction

Interview With an Author: Eric J. Guignard

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 14, 2021

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press Dark Moon Books.

Collage of books celebrating Filipino American History Month

Books to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Public Library strives to shine a light on all the people and cultures that make up Los Angeles and its environs.

Glen Creason holding map

Fare Thee Well, Glen Creason

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Thursday, October 14, 2021

“I’m going from my valley. And this time, I shall never return. I am leaving behind me my fifty years of memory. Memory.