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Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, April 16, 2021

Alice Wynne is a Los Angeles based zinester and writer. Alice loves coffee, community, learning stories, and researching. With advice from zine librarians and educators far and wide, Alice started the Altadena Zine Library and its programming, which operates from the Altadena Library District and can be found on Instagram @AltadenaZineLibrary.

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Robot on the beach surrounded by ladies in bathing suits

We Are the Robots!

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Happy birthday robots! The word "robot" is now 100 years old, as first introduced in Karel Čapek’s dystopian play R.U.R.

Author Anne Youngson and her latest novel, The Narrowboat Summer

Interview With an Author: Anne Youngson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Anne Youngson is retired and lives in Oxfordshire. She has two children and three grandchildren to date. Her debut novel, Meet Me at the Museum, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

Group of medical profession heroes

21st Century Kids: Celebrate Everyday Heroes

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Can you think of a hero in your life? It might be a relative you strongly admire or the neighbor next door who works at the local hospital to save lives. What about the kid at your school that stands up to bullies? Everyday heroes are everywhere.

4 award winning books from African American authors

African American Heritage Month Book Talk: Part I

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, February 13, 2021

February is African American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with book recommendations from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection throughout the month.

Hollywood Lunar New Year parade

Happy Chinese New Year!

Photo Friends, Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Chinese New Year bring celebrations that include firecrackers, parades, fish, dragons, lions, and lucky money in red envelopes.

Author Serena Burdick and her latest book, Find Me in Havana

Interview With an Author: Serena Burdick

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 11, 2021

Serena Burdick graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California before moving to New York City to pursue a degree in English Literature at Brooklyn College.

Chavela Vargas on her album, Lamento Borincano

Mining Gold From the Music Stream: Chavela Vargas - Lamento Borincano

Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk, Silver Lake Branch Library, Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Chavela Vargas was an iconoclast. Living and creating in constant irreverence and defiance of the prescribed heteronormative roles assigned to performance, dress, life, and love in her time and place, Vargas created ageless music of immense emotional depth and universality

Young person in time travel adventure

21st Century Kids: Travel Through Time

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The fantasy of manipulating time is a theme in many books for kids. It would be amazing to travel back in time and make different decisions that impact the future. This time travel journey is possible through books, as creative authors can transport a reader to the past, present and future.

Collage of books adapted to films

Read it First: African American Heritage and History

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 8, 2021

Celebrated nationwide every February, African American History Month looks to honor African American heritage, history, culture and identity.

Collage of picture books celebrating the inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Children’s Picture Books Celebrating the Inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mara Alpert, Children's Librarian, Children's Literature Department, Monday, February 8, 2021

There are plenty of biographies about Martin Luther King, Jr. written for children, and more are published every year. But sometimes parents, caregivers, and teachers might want to focus less on dates and places, and more on the inspiration Dr.