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Marjorie McCown and her book
Author Marjorie McCown and her latest novel Final Cut. Photo of author by Max S. Gerber Photography
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, June 8, 2023

Marjorie McCown has spent her entire professional life in the story-telling business, though she started out on the visual side of the craft. She spent more than twenty-five years in Hollywood working as a key member of the costume design teams for a string of successful movies that includes...


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes para todas las edades

Multilingual Collections, Librarian, Friday, March 3, 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!

Author Jane Yolen and her latest novel, The Scarlet Circus

Interview With an Author: Jane Yolen

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

Jane Yolen is the author of more than four hundred books, including children's fiction, poetry, short stories, graphic novels, nonfiction, fantasy, and science fiction.

Collage of selected books winning the Beatty Award

California Library Association Beatty Award

Christina Young, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, February 24, 2023

Books take readers on a journey. It is often the lure of exploration that prompts readers to bury their noses in the pages of a novel or, instead, nowadays, bury themselves in the glow of a tablet's screen. Do we long so much for the new and far that we forget stories abound even within our own backyards?

Author Matt Ruff and his latest book, The Destroyer of Worlds: A Return to Lovecraft Country

Interview With an Author: Matt Ruff

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 23, 2023

Matt Ruff is the author of the novels 88 Names,

El puente de la Biblioteca Central

El puente de la Biblioteca Central / The Bridge in the Central Library

Nicholas Clayton, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Los libros son puentes a otros mundos y experiencias, nos unen a una rica tradición de la palabra escrita por todos los siglos. Hay un rincón en la biblioteca que forma parte de esta historia, no solamente de papel, sino también de hierro.

Wendy holding up a photo from the Jay More collection

Video: The Jay More Photo Collection

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, February 21, 2023

In this video, archivist Wendy Horowitz of the library’s Photo Collection discusses the Jay More Collection. More was known for documenting historic Los Angeles buildings before they were demolished.

Author Victor LaValle and his latest book, The Ballad of Black Tom

Interview With an Author: Victor LaValle

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 16, 2023

Victor LaValle is the author of seven works of fiction and three graphic novels.

Collage of photos from World War I

World War I and the Library

Charlene Nichols, Librarian, Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library, Monday, February 13, 2023

Staff working at the library during World War I were living through interesting times. They made a lot of choices, some of which were commendable and others which left us scratching our heads.

Selected cooking books in Spanish

¿Qué vamos a comer hoy?

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Robertson Branch Library, Saturday, February 11, 2023

Si esta es una de las preguntas que te estás haciendo hoy, es genial, porque eso significa que tú eres una de las maravillosas personas encargadas de preparar esos deliciosos platillos en casa.

Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, February 10, 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.