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Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, January 20, 2019

Edith Wharton was born on January 24, 1862. Wharton didn't publish her first novel until she was 40, but her stories of the New York social elite at the end of the 19th century made her one of America's most popular and respected novelists.

Wharton came by her knowledge of America's aristocracy by birth. She was born Edith Jones, daughter of a wealthy family that had made its fortune in...

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Music Friday: Mahalia Jackson

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, October 26, 2018

Mahalia Jackson was born on October 26, 1911. Jackson was a gospel singer, a towering presence in the genre whose popularity extended to mainstream audiences. In the 1950s and 1960s, she devoted much of her time to civil rights activism.


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Not So Scary Stories for Halloween

Lauren Kratz, Children's Librarian, Studio City Branch Library, Thursday, October 25, 2018

The most popular question I receive during the month of October is, “Where are your Halloween books?” The library has a vast collection of Halloween and holiday books, but sometimes there are families that prefer not to participate in the holiday or have children that get too scared from Hallowee


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Lo nuevo en español: 10 libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, October 25, 2018

Los libros en español más leídos y 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!


Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez

Monseñor Romero, un símbolo contra la represión y la pobreza

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, mejor conocido como Monseñor Romero o San Romero, es considerado un símbolo de la justicia social en El Salvador y en toda latinoamérica.


Law symbols - Scales of Justice, Pie for Plaintiff, and Delta for Defendant

Did You Hear the One About the Lawyer?

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Many people have felt like screaming at lawyers—their own, or someone else’s. A major problem for non-lawyers is communication.


Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez

Monsignor Romero: A Symbol Against Repression and Poverty

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, better known as Monsignor Romero or San Romero has represented a symbol of social justice against repression and poverty in El Salvador and throughout Latin America for more than 38 years.


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Lo nuevo en español para niños

Dinorah Pinelo, Senior Librarian, Catalog, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles te 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!


collection of Manga book covers

Witches, Magic and Manga! / 魔女と魔法とマンガ!

Yoko Hata, Young Adult Librarian, Little Tokyo Branch Library, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner, are you getting excited? Halloween is a very popular holiday in Japan these days with people observing all the traditions of wearing costumes and handing out candy for the children’s trick or treating night.


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A Week to Remember: Happy Birthday, Debbie Macomber!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, October 22, 2018

Debbie Macomber was born on October 22, 1948. Macomber is the author of more than 150 novels; she primarily writes romance and women's fiction.


Weird Al Yankovic

Music Friday: Happy Birthday, "Weird Al" Yankovic!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, October 19, 2018

Musical comedians don't tend to have long careers. Political satirist Tom Lehrer retired after about a decade; folk-singer parodist Allan Sherman's moment in the spotlight lasted for two years.


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