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Collage of American poet Emily Dickinson and her letters, poems and pressed flowers.
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, December 9, 2019

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Her poetry was virtually unknown during her lifetime, but today, Dickinson is considered one of America’s most important literary figures.

She was born into a prominent family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her father served in the state legislature, and for two years in the United States House of Representatives. Dickinson was a fine student,...

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P. G. Wodehouse with Jeeves book covers

A Week to Remember: P. G. Wodehouse

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Sunday, October 13, 2019

P. G. Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881. The English humorist had an unusually long and prolific career, averaging a novel a year for more than 70 years.


Bert Kaempfert surrounded by his album covers

Music Memories: Bert Kaempfert

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, October 11, 2019

Bert Kaempfert was born on October 16, 1923. In the 1960s, Kaempfert was one of the last great stars of the easy listening genre, leading his band in smooth instrumental music that mixed pre-rock Tin Pan Alley, international folk music, and occasional touches of jazz.


Rhys Thomas and his new novel, The Secret Life of Sam Holloway

Interview With an Author: Rhys Thomas

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 10, 2019

Rhys Thomas is the author of The Suicide Club and On the Third Day. He lives in Cardiff, Wales, with his partner and three cats.


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Check These Out! Titles to Look for at the Library

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, October 9, 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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Teentober at the Library!

Cathie Chenoweth, Librarian III, Youth Services Department, Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October is known for many things—cooler temperatures, falling leaves, candy, and pumpkin spice everything. And of course, there’s Oktoberfest and Rocktober. But now there’s Teentober just for teens!


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Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, October 8, 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!


Indie Author Day 2019

Cody Sisco: Working With the Local Writing Community

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cody Sisco is the author of the Resonant Earth series and the Managing Editor of BookSwell, a literary calendar and community hub for Los Angeles.


Writer Frank Herbert

A Week to Remember: Frank Herbert

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 7, 2019

Frank Herbert was born on October 8, 1920. Herbert was a science fiction novelist, best known for his 1965 novel Dune, a landmark in the field that remains popular a half-century later.


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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, October 7, 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!


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Read it First Halloween Edition: 13 Classic Scary Movies Based on Even Scarier Books!

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, October 5, 2019

There’s not much going on this month in terms of new movies based on books. There’s Joker and The Addams Family, but those are based on comic book/cartoon characters, not book-length works of fiction.


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