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Amanda Charles, Librarian III, Teen'Scape, February 24, 2024

Growing up as a biracial girl in the 1980s and 1990s, there weren't a whole lot of comic books featuring Black and brown characters. I have a distinct memory of sitting in the comics aisle at my local Waldenbooks as a kid, searching the comics for Black faces and only finding one Black character, Storm, from X-Men.

As a grown-up librarian, it is my honor to curate a graphic novel...

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Quien un buen libro tiene al lado, no está solo sino bien acompañado

Maria Novoa, Library Assistant, Digitization & Special Collections, Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Mis papás siempre han sido lectores voraces. Desde muy chica, yo veía como mis papás leían todo lo que se les cruzaba en el camino…periódicos, libros, revistas, hasta los escritos en las cajas de Corn Flakes mientras comían su cereal. Todo. Todo. Todo. No había escritura que no leyeran.


La autora Erica Alfaro y su libro motivacional, Harvesting Dreams

Entrevista con Erica Alfaro

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Friday, October 6, 2023

Erica Alfaro es autora galardonada, oradora principal y defensora de la educación. En 2019, sus fotos de graduación se volvieron virales y llegaron a los medios de comunicación de todo el mundo.


Author Erica Alfaro and her motivational book, Harvesting Dreams

Interview With an Author: Erica Alfaro

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Friday, October 6, 2023

Erica Alfaro is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and educational advocate. In 2019, Erica's graduation pictures went viral and made headlines around the world. She was featured in major media outlets such as CNN, The Huffington Post, and Yahoo News.


Author Fulton Ross and his debut novel, The Unforgiven Dead

Interview With an Author: Fulton Ross

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 5, 2023

Fulton Ross is a writer and journalist from the Scottish Highlands. A graduate of Scottish literature and history from Glasgow University, he has worked on national newspapers for more than a decade.


Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 4, 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.


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español para adultos y jóvenes: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Nicholas Clayton, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, October 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!


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, October 3, 2023

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles 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!


read a banned book banner

The Freedom To Read

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Monday, October 2, 2023

"The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare and follow your curiosities through all manner of books.


red orange yellow flames with banned books

Banned Books Week: 2023

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Literature & Fiction, Sunday, October 1, 2023

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


A colorized 1930 pen & ink drawing of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel by Harold E. Powe

The Host of the Coast: 100 Years of the Los Angeles Biltmore

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Saturday, September 30, 2023

1923 proved to be a banner year for construction in Los Angeles.


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