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Collage of American poet Emily Dickinson and her letters, poems and pressed flowers.
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, December 9, 2019

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Her poetry was virtually unknown during her lifetime, but today, Dickinson is considered one of America’s most important literary figures.

She was born into a prominent family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her father served in the state legislature, and for two years in the United States House of Representatives. Dickinson was a fine student,...

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Kelli Estes and her latest novel, Today We Go Home

Interview With an Author: Kelli Estes

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 7, 2019

Kelli Estes lived in the deserts of eastern Washington state and Arizona before settling in the Seattle area, which she loves so much she plans to forever live near the water.


three movie posters coming out in November

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Put away the plastic skeletons and styrofoam headstones. November is upon us—let the holiday film season begin. There’s always a slew of major releases that come out this time of year, so read on for a sneak peek of brand-new movies that are based on books!


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Lo nuevo en español para jóvenes: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Los libros en español más esperados para jóvenes están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!



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Lo nuevo en español: 10 libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Los libros en español más leídos y 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!


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Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, November 4, 2019

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles le ofrece los libros más leídos y más esperados para niños. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


author W.E. B. Griffin

A Week to Remember: W. E. B. Griffin

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, November 4, 2019

W. E. B. Griffin was born on November 10, 1929. Griffin was the author of more than 50 novels, mostly military thrillers that drew upon his own experience in the military. More accurately, it was William E. Butterworth III who was born in 1929; “W. E. B.


girl with headphones looking at a computer

Ponte las pilas

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, November 1, 2019

Es noviembre y a pesar de que todos los estudiantes ya han comenzaron la escuela, decidí escribir este artículo.


musician k.d. lang

Music Memories: Happy Birthday, k. d. lang!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, November 1, 2019

k.d. lang was born on November 2, 1961. lang is a singer-songwriter whose music crosses genre lines from country to dance-pop, and an activist on behalf of LGBT and animal rights issues.


Scott Thomas and his latest novel, Violet

Interview With an Author: Scott Thomas

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scott Thomas’ debut novel, Kill Creek, is a classic “haunted house” updated for the 21st Century. It is also a love letter to the horror genre, its authors and readers.


A 1890s illustration of an animated moving picture system invented by Émile Reynaud.

A Week to Remember: International Animation Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 28, 2019

Since 2002, the International Animated Film Association has celebrated October 28 as International Animation Day. The date was chosen in honor of the 1892 opening of Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique in Paris, which presented the first public showings of motion pictures on film.


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