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Author Conner Habib and his debut novel, Hawk Mountain
Author Conner Habib and his debut novel, Hawk Mountain. Photo of author: Al Higgins
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, September 29, 2022

Conner Habib hosts the podcast Against Everyone With Conner Habib, which covers topics like punk rock, philosophy, pornography, and occultism. His writing has appeared in CR Fashion Book,...

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Author David Bowles and his books, Clockwork Curandera and Tales of the Feathered Serpent

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With David Bowles

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, August 30, 2022

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over two dozen award-winning titles, most notably They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns.


Illustrator and writer Mirelle Ortega and her book, Love Sugar Magic

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Mirelle Ortega

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, August 26, 2022

Mirelle Ortega is a Mexican illustrator and writer for kidlit and Animation based in Los Angeles, CA.


Author Luivette Resto and her latest poetry book, Living on Islands Not Found on Maps

Interview With an Author: Luivette Resto

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 25, 2022

Luivette Resto attended Cornell University, where she earned her BA in English Literature and a minor in U.S. Latinx history.


Author Claudia Castro Luna and her book, Cipota Under the Moon

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Claudia Castro Luna

Deborah Spector, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Claudia Castro Luna served as Washington’s State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2021), is an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2017).


Author Daniel A. Olivas and his book, How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Daniel Olivas

Deborah Spector, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Friday, August 19, 2022

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of ten books, including How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories (University of Nevada Press), and Crossing the Border: Collected Poems (Pact Press).


Author Liz Michalski and her latest novel, Darling Girl

Interview With an Author: Liz Michalski

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 18, 2022

A former reporter and editor, Liz Michalski now crafts articles on human interest, living, and health as a freelance writer.


Photos of the North Hollywood library (top left) Circulation desk [1954] Valley Times Collection. (bottom left) Library exterior [1946]

Dig Los Angeles: North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Wednesday, August 17, 2022

With locations all over the city and lots of books and other materials devoted to local history, libraries are a perfect springboard for exploring Los Angeles. This is the third in a series of blog posts that digs into local history near a Los Angeles Public Library branch.


Author Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and her book, Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Deborah Spector, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016). A former Steinbeck Fellow and Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, most recently, her poem, “Battlegrounds” was featured at Poets.org and On Being’s Poetry Unbound.


El Paso skyline and mountains

Eminent El Pasoans

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Monday, August 15, 2022

I grew up in El Paso in the 1970s and 80s, a city that wraps around the Franklin Mountains out on the tip of west Texas, adjoining Ciudad Juárez across the Rio Grande in Chihuahua and a short drive from New Mexico to the north.


Author Donna Barba Higuera and her books - Lupe Wong Won't Dance, The Last Cuentista and El Cucuy is Scared Too!

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Donna Barba Higuera

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, 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.


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