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Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, August 20, 2019

It’s back-to-school time! Time to sharpen up your pencils, meet your new teachers, and grab your list of classics to read for homework. Time to put away those comic books and graphic novels in favor of “serious” literature, right? Wrong! There is a growing list of visually stunning adaptations of the classics that are worth checking out for both the reluctant reader and the bookworm.

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African singer, Angélique Kidjo

Music Memories: Happy Birthday, Angélique Kidjo!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, July 12, 2019

Angélique Kidjo was born on July 14, 1960 in what is now Benin. Kidjo is one of Africa’s most popular singers, and a major figure of world music.


Author Sarah Gailey and her novel, Magic For Liars

Interview With an Author: Sarah Gailey

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 11, 2019

Hugo award winner Sarah Gailey lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and the Boston Globe, and their fiction has been published internationally.


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Check These Out! Titles to Look for at the Library

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

At Check These Out!, each month you will find a few recently published or upcoming titles that are worth “checking out” from the library.


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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, July 10, 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!


Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial opening day

Going With the Flow: The Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

It’s been over forty years, but the water is flowing again at the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial.


Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird

A Week to Remember: To Kill a Mockingbird

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, July 8, 2019

Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published on July 11, 1960. The novel was an instant success, and quickly became a standard of American literature.


3 book covers and their accompanying podcast logos

Read It First! (Podcast) Adaptations This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, July 5, 2019

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. But, every once in a while, we have a month that’s a little light on book to film adaptations.


Ivy Queen and her latest album cover

La Reina del Reggeaton: Ivy Queen

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, July 5, 2019

¡Crecí admirando las uñas de acrílico! Realmente no hay una explicación para eso, ya que mi familia no las usó, pero crecí viendo a muchas personas con ellas, en la televisión y en persona.


Gospel and R&B singer, Mavis Staples

Music Memories: Happy Birthday, Mavis Staples!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, July 5, 2019

Mavis Staples was born on July 10, 1939. As a member of her family singing group, and as a solo artist, Staples has been singing gospel, R&B, and Americana for almost 70 years.


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Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, July 3, 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!


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