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Collage of American poet Emily Dickinson and her letters, poems and pressed flowers.
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, December 9, 2019

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Her poetry was virtually unknown during her lifetime, but today, Dickinson is considered one of America’s most important literary figures.

She was born into a prominent family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her father served in the state legislature, and for two years in the United States House of Representatives. Dickinson was a fine student,...


Musician John Prine

Music Memories: Happy Birthday, John Prine!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, October 4, 2019

John Prine was born on October 10, 1946. Prine is a singer/songwriter, acclaimed for his lyrics, which mix sincere emotion, dry wit, and occasional flashes of cynicism.

A panorama image of a roller derby team

¡Oye, Patines! (el arte de los patines)

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, October 4, 2019

Empecé el deporte roller derby al principio de este año. Este era mi año. Regrese a Los Ángeles después de estar lejos trabajando en el norte de California. Necesitaba algo nuevo que me inspirara, desafiara y me mantuviera activa.

Civil Rights leader Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta: A Living Legend

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, October 3, 2019

Los Angeles Public Library was given an exclusive interview with the living legend Dolores Huerta. Ms.

Sarah David-Goff and her debut novel, Last Ones Left Alive

Interview With an Author: Sarah Davis Goff

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 3, 2019

Sarah Davis-Goff was born and lives in Dublin. Her writing has been published in the Irish Times, the Guardian and LitHub.

wooden spoon and bowl of honey next to a lemon

Using Natural Products for Self-Care and Wellness

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, October 2, 2019

When we think of health and wellness, diet and exercise usually come to mind. But we can also include self-care—personal grooming and hygiene as part of maintaining our overall physical and mental well-being.

wooden spoon and bowl of honey next to a lemon

Uso de productos naturales para el autocuidado y el bienestar

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cuando pensamos en la salud y el bienestar, generalmente nos viene a la mente la dieta y el ejercicio. Pero también podemos incluir el autocuidado del aseo personal y la higiene como parte del mantenimiento general de nuestro bienestar físico y mental.

Boxing of damaged books

A Docent’s Life for Me

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, September 30, 2019

I have always loved books. When I was five, I pleaded with my mother for books...Little Golden Books, about lambs and engines and whatever...and she helped me learn to read them. In junior high and high school, I was a library helper.

Buster Keaton in the General

A Week to Remember: Buster Keaton

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, September 30, 2019

Buster Keaton was born on October 4, 1895. Keaton was one of the great silent film comedians, known for his daring and innovative stuntwork.

Julio Serrano Echeverría

LA Libros Fest: Entrevista con Julio Serrano Echeverría

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Friday, September 27, 2019

Julio Serrano es uno de los más destacados escritores guatemaltecos de su generación. Además de poeta, director de documentales y artista visual.

Musicians Lunay, Bad Bunny, and Daddy Yankee

...estar soltera está de moda

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, September 27, 2019

Todavía nos quedan algunas semanas de verano y ya que las noches comienzan a enfriarse (¡finalmente!) y nos levantamos a las mañanas frías, quiero recordarte que la temporada donde el amor y las aventuras pasadas se aparecen está aquí.