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Author Conner Habib and his debut novel, Hawk Mountain
Author Conner Habib and his debut novel, Hawk Mountain. Photo of author: Al Higgins
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, September 29, 2022

Conner Habib hosts the podcast Against Everyone With Conner Habib, which covers topics like punk rock, philosophy, pornography, and occultism. His writing has appeared in CR Fashion Book,...


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No tengo ganas de nada

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sí, lo leiste bien. No tengo ganas de nada. Tal vez sea por el clima, o tal vez por todos los cambios que han estado pasando, o tal vez sean muchas cosas, quién sabe…

view of Central Library looking through Maguire Gardens

You Helped Us Create a Better Library

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Sunday, May 29, 2022

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) conducted a patron experience survey in the Fall of 2021 (from September 27 to October 31, 2021) to better understand how the library can enhance patron experiences.

Four books about Asian Pacific American experience in America

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Book Talk

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, May 28, 2022

In May, we celebrate one of the fastest-growing racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to the success of this country.

Korean Americans and library staff inside a Los Angeles Public Library Bookmobile that is participating in an annual Korean parade.

The History of Koreatown: A Heartbeat of Los Angeles

Joann Im, Messenger Clerk, Library Department, Friday, May 27, 2022

Continuing our celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we highlight the importance of paying tribute and recognizing the history and the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders enriched to the United States.

The Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas

Exploring the Worlds of Robert E. Howard: Father of the Sword and Sorcery Genre

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Friday, May 27, 2022

From a small town in West Central Texas came the stuff of legends—kings, warriors, evil sorcery, and monsters. Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) wrote hundreds of short stories published in the pulp magazines of his era, although he is best known for the sword and sorcery character Conan the Barbarian.

Miles Davis on his album covers, Kind of Blue and Birth of The Cool

Music Memories: Miles Davis

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Thursday, May 26, 2022

On May 26th, 1926, Miles Davis was born. He would revolutionize jazz several times over as a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader.

Author Kim Michele Richardson and her latest novel, The Book Woman’s Daughte

Interview With an Author: Kim Michele Richardson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, May 26, 2022

Kim Michele Richardson is a native-born Kentuckian who resides in Kentucky.

Collage of Jewish musicians. Photos from tessa.lapl.org

Jewish Rock That Really Rocks

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Jews rock! You know it even if you don’t know it.

Collage of realistic middle-grade Jewish fiction books

Seeing Myself in Sally J. Freedman

Meredith Sires, Children's Librarian, Arroyo Seco Regional Library, Monday, May 23, 2022

I was a curious and strongly opinionated tween girl growing up in the 90s and the books I treasured centered around characters of the same mind: Kristy in The Baby-Sitters Club by

Author Veronica G. Henry and her latest novel, The Quarter Storm

Interview With an Author: Veronica G. Henry

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, May 19, 2022

Veronica G. Henry was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has been a bit of a rolling stone ever since.