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Authors and performers Isabel Brazon, Andrés López, César Castro, Inés Castel-Branco, Lissette Norman and Canticuénticos
Phoebe Swan Guiot, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, September 22, 2023

Literature is celebrated in every language, and authors and illustrators worldwide understand the importance of connecting their work to schools and students. As part of this year's Los Angeles Libros Festival, the library and its partners have brought authors, illustrators, and performers from Spain, Latin America, and the United States for a Virtual School Day conducted exclusively in...


Author T. Kingfisher and her latest book, Thornhedge

Interview With an Author: T. Kingfisher

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Authors Cynthia Gonzalez and her book, The Life of/La Vida de Llort; Mariana Galvez and her book, My Pet Flamingo; and Juan Moreno and his book, El Pato y Sus Zapatos

Libros y bebés/Books & Babies: Boardbooks Galore With Authors Cynthia Gonzalez, Mariana Galvez, Juan Moreno

Eva Mitnick, Director, Youth Services, Monday, August 28, 2023

What do a shoe-obsessed duck, a famous Salvadoran artist, and an opinionated flamingo have in common? They are all topics explored in delightful board books for babies and toddlers, written and/or illustrated by these talented writers and artists:

Author Joe R. Lansdale and his latest book, Things Get Ugly

Interview With an Author: Joe R. Lansdale

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 24, 2023

Author and mental health therapist Cindy Montenegro and her book My Mind is a Mountain/Mi mente es una montaña

Meditate & Reflect With Author and Therapist Cindy Montenegro

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Cindy Montenegro is not only the author of My Mind is a Mountain/Mi mente es una montaña but is also a dedicated mental health therapist.

Illustrators Mirelle Ortega, Leo Espinosa and Loris Lora

"Draw Off" With Illustrators Loris Lora, Mirelle Ortega, and Leo Espinosa

Eva Mitnick, Director, Youth Services, Monday, August 21, 2023

Children's books and stories can serve as bridges to connect people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Christina Rice looking at our photo archives

Video: The Carol Westwood Photo Collection

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Saturday, August 19, 2023

For a look at Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s, the Carol Westwood collection is an indispensable resource.

Author Susie Jaramillo and her books, Te Quiero Mama and Amor Is Love to You

Meet Susie Jaramillo From Canticos

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, August 18, 2023

Susie Jaramillo stands out as the creative force behind Canticos. This #1 bilingual preschool brand includes sing-along videos, books, puzzles, games, and an app, all inspired by Latino nursery rhymes.

Author Joss Rountree and his debut novel, The Legend of Charlie Fish

Interview With an Author: Josh Rountree

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 17, 2023

Josh Rountree has published more than sixty stories in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies, including Beneath Ceaseless Skies,

Author Ari Tison and her books, Saints of the Household and Our Shadows Have Claws

Get to Know Ari Tison

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, August 14, 2023

Ari Tison is an amazing Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) poet and author who has won several awards for her incredible work.

Photo collage of past invention ideas and creative art ideas

No Failure of the Imagination: Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones on the Road to Invention

Guest Blogger, Friday, August 11, 2023

Next year, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the L.A. Public Library will unveil a new project titled No Prior Art.