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Author Jacqueline Holland and her latest novel, The Mystery Writer
Photo of author: Edmund Blenkins
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, April 11, 2024

After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari Gentill now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Her latest novel is...

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Philip Jose Farmer and 4 of his books

Remembering Philip Jose Farmer, a Science Fiction Pioneer

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Saturday, January 27, 2024

Imagine a world where diverse fictional characters such as Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond were all interrelated. That’s how Philip Jose Farmer and his Wold Newton Universe imagined things.


Sign of Aquarius graphic

Absolute Aquarians

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, January 26, 2024

The time of Aquarius is now! We noble souls born between January 20 and February 18 are the water bearers, pouring out rivers of inspiration upon the world. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, our constellation rising in the southern sky between Capricorn and Pisces.


Book cover of Theda Bara: Her Career, Life and Legend by Rob Liebman

Interview With an Author: Roy Liebman

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, January 25, 2024

Roy Liebman has had a lengthy library career, beginning with the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries.


Author Aimee Pokwatka and her latest novel, The Parliament

Interview With an Author: Aimee Pokwatka

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

Aimee Pokwatka grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia. She studied anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University.


Collage of MLK and Black Church books

Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Black Church: A Legacy of Prayer and Power

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, January 12, 2024

We commemorate Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on January 15 with a list of books that turn to Rev. King's practice as a Baptist minister and how his beliefs and faith directed his civil rights activism. Rev.


Author Jess Armstrong and her debut novel, The Curse of Penryth Hall

Interview With an Author: Jess Armstrong

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, January 11, 2024

Jess Armstrong's debut novel, The Curse of Penryth Hall, won the Minotaur


ai genrated artwork

What’s Your Resolution? 2024

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, January 10, 2024

January is the month for resolutions: making, revising, and keeping them! And what better way to kick off 2024 than with a list of goals for the new year.


2 movie posters and 2 covers of the books they came from

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, January 8, 2024

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.


shelf of books about books

Looking at Art: The Book

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, January 5, 2024

Consider the book. Not just what's written in it but the thing itself. It's a familiar object, usually composed of printed paper pages sewn or glued into a binding. Libraries, stores, homes, and public buildings are full of them.


Author James Patterson and his latest novel, Holmes, Marple & Poe

Interview With an Author: James Patterson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, January 4, 2024

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author.


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