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Child and adult with woodworking equipment at DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018
Jessica Krill, Librarian, Digital Content Team, December 15, 2018

Spanning 6 hours and attracting over 8,100 attendees on December 1, we declare DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018 a whopping success! With an attendance increase of more than four times over 2017, DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018 not only brought together Maker communities from across the greater Los Angeles area and beyond, it also validated the power and influence...


collection of Manga book covers

Witches, Magic and Manga! / 魔女と魔法とマンガ!

Yoko Hata, Young Adult Librarian, Little Tokyo Branch Library, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner, are you getting excited? Halloween is a very popular holiday in Japan these days with people observing all the traditions of wearing costumes and handing out candy for the children’s trick or treating night.

Photo of author Debbie Macomber

A Week to Remember: Happy Birthday, Debbie Macomber!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 22, 2018

Debbie Macomber was born on October 22, 1948. Macomber is the author of more than 150 novels; she primarily writes romance and women's fiction.

Weird Al Yankovic

Music Friday: Happy Birthday, "Weird Al" Yankovic!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, October 19, 2018

Musical comedians don't tend to have long careers. Political satirist Tom Lehrer retired after about a decade; folk-singer parodist Allan Sherman's moment in the spotlight lasted for two years.

Collage of new films in Kanopy

Great Cinema with Kanopy

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Thursday, October 18, 2018

Kanopy offers Los Angeles Public Library cardholders 24/7 online streaming access to the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers. These films are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere.

Author Erin Kelly and her book Hello Universe

Representation Matters: An Interview with Erin Entrada Kelly

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Thursday, October 18, 2018

Erin Entrada Kelly, the author of the Newbery Award winning book, Hello Universe, spoke at the Central Library a few months ago as part of our Summer Author Series. Audience members wrote questions for Kelly on index cards.

Documentary films of Frederick Wiseman

A Visit to the Doc: The Frederick Wiseman Collection

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The documentary films of Frederick Wiseman are compelling, thought-provoking, and chilling in their candor. Wiseman led the way in making us look at subject matter we did not necessarily want to look at, even think about.

image of a red white and blue Vote button

Your Country. Your Voice. Your Vote.

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

With the November 6 general election fast approaching, we wanted to share some voter and election resources. For information about upcoming voter events at the library, check out our voter information page.

Author Rebecca Serle and her book, The Dinner List

Interview with an Author: Rebecca Serle

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Rebecca Serle is a full-time writer, which means she gets to wear pajamas to work. She went to the University of Southern California, then got her MFA from the New School in NYC.

Portrait of playwright Eugene O'Neill

A Week to Remember: Eugene O'Neill

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 15, 2018

Eugene O'Neill was born on October 16, 1888. O'Neill was one of the great American playwrights, a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the recipient of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature.

background of vote buttons with the make of California colored by the flag

Tippecanoe and Libraries, Too

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Monday, October 15, 2018

When I was a young child, my parents became US citizens. My dad first, and then a few years later my mom. I didn't fully understand what that meant at the time, but I remember them talking about how important it was because now they could vote.