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Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, August 20, 2019

It’s back-to-school time! Time to sharpen up your pencils, meet your new teachers, and grab your list of classics to read for homework. Time to put away those comic books and graphic novels in favor of “serious” literature, right? Wrong! There is a growing list of visually stunning adaptations of the classics that are worth checking out for both the reluctant reader and the bookworm.



Author Felice Picano and his latest book

LA Made Series Features LGBT Writer Felice Picano

Wendy Westgate, Librarian, Exploration & Creativity Department, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Felice Picano is an author whose work includes novels, stories, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, plays, and film scripts, with international bestsellers and award winners. In Hollywood, he has worked with Cary Grant and director Frank Perry (Mommy Dearest), among others.

wood table full of vegetables

A Week to Remember: National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, June 17, 2019

June 17 is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, and we mark the occasion with a look at just some of the vegetable-centered cookbooks available in our e-book collection.

Deorro the DJ spinning tunes

Deorro: ¡Baila!

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, June 14, 2019

Este mes me he obsesionado con un nuevo artista y un género de música que no acostumbro escuchar.

Harry Nilsson at RCA Records, July 1974

Music Memories: Harry Nilsson

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, June 14, 2019

Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941. Nilsson was a singer-songwriter, usually billed by his last name only. His wide vocal range and the elegant grace of his songwriting made him a popular performer in the early 1970s.

Author Yangsze Choo and her latest novel, Smoke and Summons

Interview With an Author: Charlie Holmberg

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 13, 2019

Charlie N. Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters, who also have boy names, in Salt Lake City, UT. She plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog.

3 children's book covers in Spanish

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, June 13, 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!

3 new book covers

Check These Out! Titles to Look for at the Library

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, June 12, 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.

Two little girls, Pham Doan Phuong, 6, and Pham Quynh Phuong, 4, salute the American flag

Refugee Awareness and Libraries

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department, Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The month of June is Refugee Awareness Month and June 20 is World Refugee Day.

collage of 5 graphic memoirs

Queer Non-Fiction: Graphic Novels

Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Unfortunately, there is much of gay history that has been forgotten because queer authors and artists weren’t offered publishing opportunities.

drawing of Octavia Butler

On Persistence: Octavia E. Butler & Central Library

Vi Ha, Librarian III, Octavia Lab, Tuesday, June 11, 2019

“Habit is persistence in practice.”—Octavia E. Butler