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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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Los libros en español más leídos y más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, February 5, 2021

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!


Author C.S. Malerich and her latest novella, The Factory Witches of Lowell

Interview With an Author: C.S. Malerich

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 4, 2021

C.S. Malerich is the author of the novel Fire & Locket. In addition to writing, she has taught mythology to undergrads at the University of Maryland and pursued interests in folklore, cultural studies, and public health, sometimes all at once.


Alice Cooper, Live At Montreux 2005 album

Happy Birthday, Alice Cooper!

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Thursday, February 4, 2021

When he’s not onstage, shock-rock legend Alice Cooper, 73, is pretty mellow these days. He lives in Phoenix and plays a lot of golf, which he credits with helping him get and stay sober decades ago without the need of a 12-step program.


A roadside statue advertising Horton & Converse prescription pharmacists, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, 1920s. Security Pacific National Bank Collection

Art Meets Advertising in 1920s Los Angeles

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Stand aside muffler men! Fresh milk from a Guernsey cow, high octane fuel fit for an Indy 500 winner, and steak dinners from a stockade-themed eatery are just a few of the products that early-twentieth-century sculptors helped sell to Angelenos.


Young girl reading under a warm blanket

21st Century Kids: Enjoy Winter Reads

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The winter season can be challenging to endure. For some, extreme weather conditions prevent daily outside activities, and time inside the house is increased. For me, winter is a time to seek warmth and enjoy the crisper air inherent in the season.


author Adrienne Bankert

Interview With Award Winning Journalist and Author Adrienne Bankert

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Award winning journalist and author Adrienne Bankert has released her first book. You might recognize her from her reports on ABC News’ platforms, such as Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline and ABC News Live. Ms.


Kevin Young and his book African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song alongside Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes, Kevin Young and African American Poetry

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Monday, February 1, 2021

African American History Month begins today; on February 1 we also celebrate the birthday of Langston Hughes, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry.


Members of the Junior NAACP, 1923, Shades of L.A. Collection

Building a Community: A Look at African American Institutions in Early Los Angeles

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, February 1, 2021

On this first day of African American Heritage Month, we reflect on the African American community of early Los Angeles.


Dancing at the Palladium, 1940

Dancing With the Orchestra

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, January 29, 2021

Every now and then, a friend who knows that I enjoy classical music asks me where they should start. There’s so much of it, they say, that it’s overwhelming and intimidating. And it’s true; there are hundreds of years of symphonies and operas and string quartets to choose from.


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