LAPL Blog

Latest Posts

Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca
Multilingual Collections, Librarian, February 3, 2023

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!


Adultos


Pages

Author Kiersten White and her debut horror novel, Hide

Interview With an Author: Kiersten White

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 15, 2022

Kiersten White is the #1 New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning, and critically acclaimed author of many books, including the


ceramic ghost on a book shelf

In the Bleak Mid-Winter: Must-Read Ghost Stories for Christmas

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Wednesday, December 14, 2022

'Tis the season for ghost stories! And hark, Robert Anderson from the Literature & Fiction Department and I are here to herald some of our favorite ones for your reading pleasure.


Hamburger Building in 1909

The Library and the Department Store: Hamburger Building (1908-1914)

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Have you ever visited a library in the middle of a department store? If you lived in Los Angeles in the early twentieth century, you could have done just that. The Hamburger Building, designed by architect Alfred F. Rosenheim, opened at 8th Street and Broadway in August 1908.


Lynne Thompson reading potery at an event

Poetry Books I’m Excited About

Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 13, 2022

As we approach the 2022 holidays—and the many ways we all celebrate it—folks are wondering what to gift their poetry-loving family and friends. What follows is a (necessarily incomplete) list of poetry collections that have been published in the second half of this year that you should consider.


Portrait of Dosan Ahn Chang Ho, April 1919

Spotlight On Activist Dosan Ahn Chang Ho

Sky You, Children's Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Monday, December 12, 2022

Ahn Chang Ho was a Korean independence activist and one of the early leaders of the Korean-American immigrant community in the United States.


Clockwise from top left, Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library at 1623 Ivar Avenue (1986-present): Hollywood Branch Library at 1623 Ivar Avenue (1940-1982); Hollywood Branch Library at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard (1923-1939); Hollywood Branch Library at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard (1907-1922). Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection

Dig Los Angeles: Hollywood Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Friday, December 9, 2022

The growth of the Hollywood branch of the Los Angeles Public Library mirrors the development of Hollywood as a place. From sleepy beginnings, it grew quicker than expected, with highs and lows punctuated by dramatic events and interesting people.


Author Sallt Thorne and her latest novel, Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match

Interview With an Author: Sally Thorne

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 8, 2022

Sally Thorne is the USA Today-bestselling author of


Author Eric Esquivel

Interview With Library Super Patron and Children’s Author: Eric Esquivel

Susan Fukushima, Adult Librarian, Felipe de Neve Branch Library, Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Eric Esquivel is a Los Angeles-based writer and storyteller working in the fields of Animation, Comic Books, Journalism, and Prose.


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, Monday, December 5, 2022

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!


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, December 2, 2022

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.


Pages

Top