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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 Timothy Hallinan and his latest book, Rock of Ages

Interview With an Author: Timothy Hallinan

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 14, 2022

Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, Macavity, and Silver Dagger awards.


Colorful photo illustration with text Youth Poets

Youth Poets of Los Angeles

Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 13, 2022

In my role as the City’s Poet Laureate, l issued a call to L.A.’s middle schools for students’ poems responding to the following questions: What location or site in the City means the most to you & why? What part of Los Angeles would you want to save forever?


San Pedro Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Dig Los Angeles: San Pedro Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Monday, July 11, 2022

With locations all over the city, and lots of books and other materials devoted to local history, libraries are a perfect springboard for exploring Los Angeles. This is the second in a series of blog posts that digs into local history near a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.


Collage of upcoming films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, July 8, 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 Julian David Stone and his latest novel, It’s Alive

Interview With an Author: Julian David Stone

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 7, 2022

Julian David Stone grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, eventually relocating to Los Angeles to study filmmaking and then enter the entertainment business.


Leo Politi and his muse, Alicia, in front of his drawing of her, 1972

Art in the Library: Vermont Square Branch Library

Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Vermont Square Branch Library is one of three extant Carnegie libraries in the Los Angeles Public Library system.


3 Spanish book covers

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, July 5, 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!


Children listening to a man at an Arden Ice Cream truck.

The Scoop on National Ice Cream Month

Donna Marie Atmur, Children's Librarian, Harbor City - Harbor Gateway Branch Library, Saturday, July 2, 2022

There is nothing like the cool sweet taste of ice cream on a blazing day. Ice cream is my all-time favorite dessert and I know I’m not alone. For many, the thought of this refreshing treat evokes idyllic childhood memories of blissful summer days.


Author Paul Cornell and his latest novel, Rosebud

Interview With an Author: Paul Cornell

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 30, 2022

Paul Cornell has written episodes of Elementary,


Author Timothy Janovsky and his latest novel, Never Been Kissed

Interview With an Author: Timothy Janovsky

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Timothy Janovsky is a queer, multidisciplinary storyteller from New Jersey. He holds a degree in theatre and dance from Muhlenberg College.


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