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Author Felice Picano and his latest book
Wendy Westgate, Librarian, Exploration & Creativity Department, 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. That story is told in his new novel, Justify My Sins, based on his three decades of experiences as a gay man...


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Coachella Ready? Bring Your Water and Your Library Card

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, April 11, 2019

The very first Coachella Festival was twenty years ago! If you were there in 1999 (as was I), you are officially old(er).

The Pike and warships

Taking a Peek at The Pike: Long Beach’s Oceanfront Amusement Zone

Photo Friends, Wednesday, April 10, 2019

William Willmore had a brilliant idea. He was going to create a farming community on the coast of Southern California. He bought 4,000 acres of Rancho Los Cerritos and subdivided the land into plots which comprised Willmore City.

Dr. Michael Biel, and Francie Schwarz seated at a table in the library

Aphasia Book Club Members Find Their Voice

Monica Valencia, Public Relations Specialist, Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The group gathered inside the Echo Park Branch Library meeting room looks like any book club. And in most respects, it is.

Children's author Beverly Cleary and her cat

A Week to Remember: Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, April 8, 2019

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916. Cleary is an author of children's books, and since her first book was published in 1950, more than 90 million copies of her books have been sold.

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Music Memories: Musical Hoaxes and Pranks

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, April 5, 2019

On Monday, our "Week to Remember" post took a look at famous literary pranks and hoaxes. Today, we continue the theme with a look at bands, composers, and musicians who weren't exactly what they claimed to be.

Author Brigid Kemmerer and her latest book, A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Interview With an Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 4, 2019

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of More Than We Can Tell,

Gregory Hill writing at a desk in the library

Spotlight on Adult Literacy: Dreams Achieved

Randall Hinson, Librarian, Office of Education and Literacy, Wednesday, April 3, 2019

For 35 years, the Adult Literacy program at the Los Angeles Public Library has helped adults all over Los Angeles improve their reading and writing skills. Gregory Hill is one of our inspiring learners.

movie posters coming out April 2019

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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.

Playful graphic of the title Literary Hoaxes and Pranks

A Week to Remember: Literary Hoaxes and Pranks

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, April 1, 2019

Today is April Fool's Day, a fine time to take a look at literary pranks and hoaxes—books and authors that weren't exactly what they claimed to be.

New members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019

Music Memories: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, March 29, 2019

On March 29, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will add seven new members at its annual induction ceremony.