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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 B.L. Blanchard and her debut novel, The Peacekeeper

Interview With an Author: B.L. Blanchard

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 11, 2022

B.L. Blanchard is a graduate of the UC Davis creative writing honors program and was a writing fellow at Boston University School of Law. She is a lawyer and enrolled member of the Sault Ste.


Vin Scully, circa 1955, at Ebbets Field

Vincent Edward Scully, 1927-2022

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The recent passing of Vin Scully has resulted in innumerable obituaries, most of which will be far more eloquent than what this one will be. For someone who held the same job for 67 straight years, 59 of them in the same city, you tend to have a well-known reputation.


Canvas triptych mural features Dr. Bethune by Charles White. A folktale-themed hand-carved, glazed ceramic tiles by Cha-Rie Tang

Art in the Library: Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library

Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library, Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The current building of the Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library is an LEED Gold Certified (environmentally sustainable design) structure built in 2008.


Matson Cruise Terminal 1955

Pretty in Pink: The Lost Matson Terminal, 1953-1986

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Monday, August 8, 2022

It's a painful truth that Angelenos can much too easily identify architectural structures that have been erased from our city's landscape. Some structures are well-known and widely mourned while others have disappeared from our collective consciousness without much afterthought.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, August 5, 2022

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Author Jennifer McMahon and her latest novel, The Children on the Hill

Interview With an Author: Jennifer McMahon

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 4, 2022

Jennifer McMahon is the author of ten novels, including the New York Times best-sellers Prom


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, August 1, 2022

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!


Author Natalia Molina and her latest book, A Place at the Nayarit

Interview With an Author: Natalia Molina

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 28, 2022

Natalia Molina is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.


Cielo Conference image of woman with long hair

Indigenous Literature Conference

Yvette Cabrera, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Los Angeles is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world. With 185 languages spoken in our city, 54 percent of the population ages five and over speak a language other than English at home. Among these languages are many Indigenous languages of Latin America.


Author Eddie Robson and his latest book, Drunk on All Your Strange New Words

Interview With an Author: Eddie Robson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 21, 2022

Eddie Robson is a British comedy and science fiction writer best known for his sitcom W


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