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Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, April 16, 2021

Alice Wynne is a Los Angeles based zinester and writer. Alice loves coffee, community, learning stories, and researching. With advice from zine librarians and educators far and wide, Alice started the Altadena Zine Library and its programming, which operates from the Altadena Library District and can be found on Instagram @AltadenaZineLibrary.


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Author Grant Farley and his first novel, Bones of a Saint

Interview With an Author: Grant Farley

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 25, 2021

Grant Farley worked as an English teacher for over twenty-five years and has taught at a Santa Monica alternative school, a barrio junior high, and a Marine Science magnet in San Pedro.


6 versions of the Kick Inside album cover

Mining Gold From The Music Stream: Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk, Silver Lake Branch Library, Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Though she’s recognized as one of the biggest solo artists ever in the UK, Kate Bush somehow didn’t break through in the US in quite the same way and remains somewhat of an oddity in the American pop echelon.


Group of kids with their books standing by a background of the world map

21st Century Kids: Read Around the World

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Reading gives everyone the opportunity to travel all over the world; books provide a wonderful window into other cultures and lands. This exposure encourages tolerance and understanding of individuals that differ from you. The Los Angeles Public Library makes it easy to become a global traveler.


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Ruth Galanter, Rita Walters, Laura N. Chick, Jackie Goldberg, and Cindy Miscikowski

The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Three

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, March 22, 2021

During this third week of Women’s History Month, we are back with another post highlighting the women who have served on the Los Angeles City Council. This week’s councilmembers are: Ruth Galanter, Rita Walters, Laura N. Chick, Jackie Goldberg, and Cindy Miscikowski.


Caldecott winners: Yuko Shimizu, Noa Denmon, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Cindy Derby, and Michaela Goade

Women Sweep the Caldecotts!

Mara Alpert, Children's Librarian, Children's Literature Department, Friday, March 19, 2021

History was made during the announcement of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards on January 25, 2021. One award, in particular, presented several historic firsts. That award? The Randolph Caldecott Medal, which is awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children.


Author Sylvain Neuvel and his latest novel, A History of What Comes Next

Interview With an Author: Sylvain Neuvel

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

Sylvain Neuvel is the author of The Themis Files trilogy and the novella The Test.


Young girl investigating photos with magnifying glass.

21st Century Kids: Explore Historical Mysteries

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Historical mysteries are a unique genre, as they combine the intrigue of a mystery along with a specific time period in the past. Readers of this exciting genre are treated to wonderful adventure stories while learning about another time period.


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Pat Russell, Peggy Stevenson, Joy Picus, Joan Milke Flores, and Gloria Molina

The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Two

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, March 15, 2021

Last week we shared about the first three women to serve on the Los Angeles City Council.


Author Tracy Park and her zine, MomBlob's Guide to Giving Birth

Interview With Zine Maker: Tracy Park

Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, Friday, March 12, 2021

Tracy Park is a freelance animation producer, artist, and zinester who has been fortunate to call Los Angeles her home for the last 15 years. She is the proud daughter of Korean immigrants and the proud but exhausted mother of two spirited children.


The Compton Cowboys on horseback

Black Cowboys Exist, They Always Have

Ednita Kelly, Children's Librarian, San Pedro Regional Library, Friday, March 12, 2021

I remember the exact moment I learned about them. Black Cowboys. The tales and history have always been there, yet, it wasn’t until I was cycling in Palos Verdes as a child with my father that I learned about them.


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