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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...


Deaf students in class

National Deaf History Month: Celebrating an American Community

Danielle Ball, Librarian, Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Department, Friday, March 15, 2019

National Deaf History Month, which runs from March 13 to April 15, celebrates deaf history and promotes awareness of American deaf culture. The celebration spans two calendar months to include several key dates:

Heavy metal singer and songwriter, Dee Snider

Music Memories: Happy Birthday, Dee Snider!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, March 15, 2019

Dee Snider was born on March 15, 1955. Snider was the front man for 80s metal band Twisted Sister, and one of the best singers of the pop-metal era.

6 children's book covers in Spanish

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, March 14, 2019

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles le 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!

Collage of four historical women

Visionary Women Who Pursued Their Dreams and Changed the World

Diane Garcia, Children's Librarian, Los Feliz Branch Library, Thursday, March 14, 2019

“We’ll all grow up someday, Meg, we might as well know what we want.”—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Drawing of a scene from Chinatown, Los Angeles

Remembering Old Chinatown

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Big Read this year is The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu.

The Junior League created this tourist map in 1980 showing a festive looking Chinatown

Chinatown: On the Map

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Chinatown in Los Angeles has been demeaned and misunderstood for about a century and a half.

Susan Orlean holding the Library Book

The Library of The Library Book

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Library Book by Susan Orlean has introduced our downtown gem to a whole new audience.

Bayard Rustin at a news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

A Week to Remember: Bayard Rustin

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, March 11, 2019

Bayard Rustin was born on March 12, 1912. For half a century, Rustin was an influential leader of the civil rights movement, advocating for nonviolent demonstrations and equal rights.

Jack Nicholson in Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown: Film Score Sets the Mood

Alan Westby, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Monday, March 11, 2019

The success and lasting popularity of the 1974 neo-noir classic, Chinatown, are often credited to Robert Towne's

All aboard the Disco train in 1979

Music Memories: 40 Years Ago — A Look Back at 1979

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, March 8, 2019

The Sony Walkman went on sale for the first time in 1979. Kurt Russell played Elvis in a TV movie.