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Author Felice Picano and his latest book
Wendy Westgate, Librarian, Exploration & Creativity Department, June 18, 2019

Felice Picano is an author whose work includes novels, stories, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, plays, and film scripts, with international bestsellers and award winners. In Hollywood, he has worked with Cary Grant and director Frank Perry (Mommy Dearest), among others. That story is told in his new novel, Justify My Sins, based on his three decades of experiences as a gay man...

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Mental Health spelled out with wood scrabble tiles

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department, Tuesday, May 14, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.


Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

A Week to Remember: Lorraine Hansberry

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, May 13, 2019

Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930. In 1959, Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun opened, making her the first African-American woman to have a play performed on Broadway.


Portrait of composer Gabriel Fauré in 1905

Music Memories: Gabriel Fauré

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, May 10, 2019

Gabriel Fauré was born on May 12, 1845. Fauré was a composer whose career spanned nearly 60 years; he is best known for his art songs, piano music, and chamber music.


3 ninos libros

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, May 10, 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 Yangsze Choo and her latest novel, The Night Tiger

Interview With an Author: Yangsze Choo

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, May 9, 2019

Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent.


"Bob Gunton and Patti LuPone as Juan and Eva Peron singing "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" in a scene from the Broadway production of the musical "Evita."

All About Eva: Los Angeles Hosts the American Debut of the Musical, Evita

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Los Angeles is a city whose theater scene is typically overlooked, yet every now and then we are host to a production that is monumental.


Group of ethnic twenty somethings with a grand opening sign

Start Your Small Business at the Library!

Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Have you been toying with the idea of starting your own business? Have you been unsure where to start or what kind of business would be right for you? Do you already have a business and are looking for new ways to reach your customers or simplify your procedures?


Captain America punching hilter

Jewish American Heritage Month: Comic Book Creators

Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Growing up, I loved comics, but it wasn’t until I discovered the graphic novel Maus by Art Spieglman, that I saw my culture and family heritage as a Jewish American in the pages of a comic.


three Spanish books coming out in May

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

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, May 6, 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!


Author James Matthew Barrie and Peter Pan

A Week to Remember: J. M. Barrie and Peter Pan

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, May 6, 2019

James Matthew Barrie—better known today under his initials, as J. M. Barrie—was born on May 9, 1860. Barrie was a playwright and novelist who is best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.


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