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Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, April 16, 2021

Alice Wynne is a Los Angeles based zinester and writer. Alice loves coffee, community, learning stories, and researching. With advice from zine librarians and educators far and wide, Alice started the Altadena Zine Library and its programming, which operates from the Altadena Library District and can be found on Instagram @AltadenaZineLibrary.

How did you get interested in zines...


Author Olivia Campbell and her first book, Women in White Coats

Interview With an Author: Olivia Campbell

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 11, 2021

Olivia Campbell is a journalist and author specializing in medicine and women; her work has appeared in The Guardian and The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and The Cut, among others.

The Pastels, 1990s

Mining Gold From The Music Stream: The Pastels - Slow Summits

Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk, Silver Lake Branch Library, Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Though instrumental in ushering in a new and lasting wave of Glaswegian independent music that would spawn such far-reaching alternative rock acts as The Vaselines, Teenage Fanclub,

Young girls working on a science project

21st Century Kids: Explore the World of Science

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, March 9, 2021

In the 21st century, a wide range of STEM-related opportunities are now available to explore. Additionally, children’s authors have created appealing stories and nonfiction selections that inspire emerging scientists.

City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Estelle Lawton Lindsey, Rosalind Wyman and Harriett Davenport

The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part One

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, March 8, 2021

Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.

Central Library tower on a mosaic collage of Keith Chaffee's blog posts

A Career to Remember: Keith Chaffee

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, March 5, 2021

One of our most prolific writers for the LAPL Blog will be retiring soon. We thought it might be a fun and fitting send-off, to turn the tables and ask Keith some questions before he rides off into the sunset.

Miriam Matthews, 1920

The Incomparable Miriam Matthews

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Friday, March 5, 2021

As African American Heritage Month ends and Women’s Heritage Month begins, I’d like to draw attention to Miriam Matthews, the trailblazing librarian whose lifetime of achievements are worthy of celebration in any month.

Collage of films adapted from books

Read it First: Women Writers

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, March 4, 2021

Since the publication of Anne Bradstreet’s book of poems The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up In America in 1650, women have been writing and publishing in America.

Authors Michael Yates and Paul Downs

Will Eisner Celebration: Paul Downs & Michael Yates

Lauren Kratz, Children's Librarian, Studio City Branch Library, Thursday, March 4, 2021

Paul Downs is a screenwriter, animator, and educator. Paul's animation credits include the Ice Age franchise, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Rio, Spies in Disguise, and the 2017 Oscar® nominated film, Ferdinand.

Chris Grine

Will Eisner Celebration: Chris Grine

Lauren Kratz, Children's Librarian, Studio City Branch Library, Thursday, March 4, 2021

Chris Grine is a Will-Eisner nominated comic book author and illustrator.

Lo nuevo en español

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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!