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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 Shelby Van Pelt  and her first novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures

Interview With an Author: Shelby Van Pelt

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 23, 2022

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby Van Pelt lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family.


Collage of four books about LGBTQIA experience

LGBTQIA Pride Month Book Talk

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

We celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Heritage Month in June! We are recommending recent critically acclaimed titles from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection which share the voices and history of this community.


Author Regina Kanyu Wang and her latest work collection, The Way Spring Arrives

Interview With an Author: Regina Kanyu Wang

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Regina Kanyu Wang, an editor, is a bilingual writer from Shanghai who writes both in Chinese and English.


Band performing in Texas for Emancipation Day, 1900

5 datos interesantes de Juneteenth (Día de la Liberación)

Ana Campos, Principal Librarian, Central Library Services, Saturday, June 18, 2022

Los Estados Unidos tiene una historia obscura sobre la esclavitud de los afroamericanos. Entre esta historia se encuentra Juneteenth, el cual se celebrará el 19 de junio para conmemorar el fin de la esclavitud en los Estados Unidos.


Band performing in Texas for Emancipation Day, 1900

5 Interesting Facts about Juneteenth

Ana Campos, Principal Librarian, Central Library Services, Saturday, June 18, 2022

The United States has a dark history of slavery. Unfortunately, this is something that is not talked about much. This includes the history of Juneteenth which is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.


Collage of books and a film about cat manga in Japan

Nyan! Cat Manga is Your Next Easy Read

Emily Meehan, Young Adult Librarian, Palms - Rancho Park Branch Library, Friday, June 17, 2022

There are a lot of manga series out there to choose from. Between all of the shonen adventures and shojo romance, you may have noticed on the library shelves a certain cuddly creature that is featured in many manga series: cats! That’s right, there are many, many manga series all about cats.


Author Wil Wheaton and his annotated memoir, Just A Geek

Interview With an Author: Wil Wheaton

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 16, 2022

Wil Wheaton is a highly acclaimed producer, narrator, and actor who has appeared in dozens of films and TV series.


Joyce with Sylvia Beach at 12 rue de l’Odéon - 1922 known by the “Scandal of Ulysses” poster. unknown photographer; source: The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Sylvia Beach, the Dreamer Who Drove the Publication of "Ulysses"

Ani Boyadjian, Principal Librarian, Research & Special Collections, Tuesday, June 14, 2022

June 16 marks Bloomsday, a day of celebration in honor of Irish writer James Joyce’s seminal novel Ulysses (1922).


Author Nghi Vo and her book Siren Queen

Interview With an Author: Nghi Vo

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Nghi Vo is the author of The Chosen and the Beautiful, as well as the acclaimed nov


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