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Author Kacen Callender and their latest novel, Infinity Alchemist
Author Kacen Callender and their latest novel, Infinity Alchemist. Photo of author: Bella Porter
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, February 22, 2024

Kacen Callender is the bestselling and award-winning author of multiple novels for children, teens, and adults, including the Stonewall Honor Book, Felix Ever After...

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Colorize photo of author and illustrator Leo Politi reading to children in the Children’s Literature Department

Leo Politi, Fondly Remembered

Tina Princenthal, Senior Librarian, Children's Literature, Monday, November 13, 2023

Come on a trip with me. We'll time travel to 1938, a difficult time for the United States, slowly recovering from the economic disaster of the Great Depression, but a wonderful time for the recently revived Olvera Street in Los Angeles.


Author Connie Willis and her latest novel, The Road to Roswell

Interview With an Author: Connie Willis

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 9, 2023

Connie Willis is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


Colorized photo of Albert Camus and his novel, The Stranger

Understanding Albert Camus; Novelist, Playwright and Philosopher

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Monday, November 6, 2023

November 7, 1913, is the birthdate of Albert Camus, one of the most important writers and philosophers of the 20th century.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 3, 2023

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 Lina Rather and her newest book, A Season of Monstrous Conceptions

Interview With an Author: Lina Rather

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 2, 2023

Lina Rather is a speculative fiction author and graduate student living in Central New York. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including Lightspeed, Podcastle, and Shimmer.


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, Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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!


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

Nicholas Clayton, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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!


view of the Hollywood sign when first constructed

Setting the Scene: Los Angeles

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Monday, October 30, 2023

"The lights of the city were an endlessly glittering sheet. Neon signs glowed and flashed.


Tania Chaidez Ibarra from Errant press

Unique Movements on Print

Angi Brzycki, Senior Librarian, Digitization & Special Collections, Friday, October 27, 2023

Errant Press is an independent press based in Los Angeles. They create, print, and distribute books that challenge the traditional form and reading dynamics.


Author Hajar Yazdiha and her book, The Struggle for the People’s King

Interview With an Author: Hajar Yazdiha

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 26, 2023

Hajar Yazdiha's an Assistant Professor of Sociology, a faculty affiliate of the Equity Research Institute, and a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar (2023-2025).


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