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Author Terry J. Benton-Walker and his anthology The White Guy Dies First
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, July 11, 2024

Terry J. Benton-Walker grew up in rural GA and now lives in Atlanta with his husband and son, where he writes fantasy and horror for adults, young adults, and children. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. When he’s not writing, he can be found...

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Movie industry trailblazers of the Jewish community of Los Angeles

Jewish American Heritage Month: Industry Trailblazers

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The history of the Jewish community of Los Angeles began before California became a state: Jewish settler Jacob Frankfort arrived in 1841 while the region was still a Spanish colony.


collage of book covers and a young girl wearing headphones

The Book in Your Hand Talks!

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, May 6, 2024

There’s a collection at the Los Angeles Public Library we’d like to introduce you to, Vox talking books! If you’ve ever hunted for an audiobook to try to match a book or if your child has maxed out their screen time but you still need to cook a meal, this might be perfect for you and your family.


Collage of books on mental health

Embracing Mental Health Awareness Month

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Friday, May 3, 2024

As Mental Health Awareness Month unfolds, it's a poignant reminder of the significance of mental health in our lives. In a world where the stigma surrounding mental health issues often shrouds conversations in silence, mental health is an integral part of our overall well-being.


Collage of selected books on mental health

El camino del zen

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Friday, May 3, 2024

En este Mes de Concientización sobre la Salud Mental, tomémonos un tiempo para concientizarnos sobre la importancia de la salud mental en nuestras vidas.


William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion, woodcut image from the Kelmscott Press and "The Tyger" from Songs of Experience

Looking at Art: William Blake, Kelmscott Press, Doves Press

Art Department, Central Library, Thursday, May 2, 2024

In continuing the exploration of the history of the book through the holdings of Los Angeles Public Library’s Special Collections, this installment will cover three notable publishers of books: William Blake and his self-published books, Kelmscott Press (1891 – 1898) and Doves Press (1900 – 1916).


Lo nuevo en español: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes para todas las edades

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

Multilingual Collections, Librarian, Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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!


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

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, May 1, 2024

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles 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!


Close-up of a single page of the Gutenberg Bible, 1456

Looking at Art: The Gutenberg Bible

Vi Ha, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, April 25, 2024

In this ongoing year-long exploration of the book that includes workshops, exhibits, video interviews, demos and more, there should be an exploration of the artistry of the book within the exemplary holdings of the Central Library, specifically focusing on the treasures in the Los Angeles Public Library's


Three books of many about stolen lands and the Aremenian Genocide

Echoes of Resilience: Exploring Collective Trauma and Resilience in After One Hundred Winters and the Armenian Genocide

Liana Vardanian, Librarian, Catalog Department, Wednesday, April 24, 2024

In the quiet world where the weight of knowledge rests on shelves, there are moments when the stories within books shatter the silence, echoing through time and space, bearing witness to humanity's collective trauma and resilience.


Author Christina Estes and her debut novel, Off the Air

Interview With an Author: Christina Estes

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 18, 2024

Christina Estes is an award-winning reporter who has spent more than 20 years covering crime, public policy, and business in Phoenix, Arizona.


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