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Author Meg Shaffer and her latest novel, That Night in the Library
Photo: Alice Xue
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, June 20, 2024

Eva Jurczyk is a writer and librarian living in Toronto. She has written for Jezebel, The Awl, The Rumpus, and Publishers Weekly. Eva smashed onto the mystery scene in 2022 with her debut,...

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Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Multilingual Collections, Librarian, Tuesday, April 2, 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!


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, April 2, 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!


The east lawn and the eastern exterior of Central Library

The Library in America

Guest Blogger, Friday, March 29, 2024

Sometimes it feels as though public libraries—free, government-supported, circulating libraries—have always been part of American life, but public libraries were rare before the last quarter of the nineteenth century.


Author Sophie Wan and her debut novel, Women of Good Fortune

Interview With an Author: Sophie Wan

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 28, 2024

Sophie Wan is a Bay Area native who is now battling the winters in Philadelphia. She graduated from UC Berkeley and spends far too much time drafting emails and drinking tea.


Colorize photo of Judge Nicole Cannon with a pro-superimposed political advertisement

Loose Cannon: Reassessing Los Angeles Municipal Judge Noel Cannon, Part II

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Friday, March 22, 2024

The Derringer Press Conference


Author Shubnum Khan and her debut novel, The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years

Interview With an Author: Shubnum Khan

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 21, 2024

Shubnum Khan is a South African author and artist.


Portrait of Commissioner Leontyne B. King

Leontyne Butler King - A Commissioner for the Community

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, March 20, 2024

At the Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, there is a wall in the meeting room adorned with four framed portraits. Two are paintings: one depicts writer Langston Hughes and is a gift from Miriam Matthews, the Los Angeles Public Library’s first Black librarian. The other is Leon H.


Author Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem on "The Collapsing Frontier"

Christopher Taylor, Adult Librarian, Mark Twain Branch Library, Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Jonathan Lethem is a writer of short stories, novels, essays, and the occasional song.


Colorize photo of Judge Nicole Cannon

Loose Cannon: Reassessing Los Angeles Municipal Judge Noel Cannon, Part I

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Friday, March 15, 2024

On Wednesday, May 17, 1967, a petite woman sporting a pink babydoll dress and white patent leather Mary Jane shoes pulled a pearl-handled Derringer revolver and pointed it in the direction of Los Angeles reporters and photographers.


Author Izzy Wasserstein and her debut novel, These Fragile Graces, This Fugitive Heart

Interview With an Author: Izzy Wasserstein

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 14, 2024

Izzy Wasserstein is a queer, trans woman who teaches writing and literature. She was born and raised in Kansas and received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico.


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