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An oversized hot dog fills the bun which is topped with mustard, ketchup and onions.
An oversized hot dog fills the bun which is topped with mustard, ketchup and onions, [1999]. Gary Leonard Collection
Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team, July 19, 2024

It's hot! It's boiling! It's sweltering! What do you expect for the Dog Days of Summer? Now I want a Dodger dog and some air-conditioning! But I also want to know where the term Dog Days of Summer comes from, so on I go down that research rabbit hole. And what I found is a scorcher. Read on!

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Collage of MLK and Black Church books

Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Black Church: A Legacy of Prayer and Power

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, January 12, 2024

We commemorate Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on January 15 with a list of books that turn to Rev. King's practice as a Baptist minister and how his beliefs and faith directed his civil rights activism. Rev.


Author Jess Armstrong and her debut novel, The Curse of Penryth Hall

Interview With an Author: Jess Armstrong

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, January 11, 2024

Jess Armstrong's debut novel, The Curse of Penryth Hall, won the Minotaur


ai genrated artwork

What’s Your Resolution? 2024

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, January 10, 2024

January is the month for resolutions: making, revising, and keeping them! And what better way to kick off 2024 than with a list of goals for the new year.


2 movie posters and 2 covers of the books they came from

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, January 8, 2024

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.


shelf of books about books

Looking at Art: The Book

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, January 5, 2024

Consider the book. Not just what's written in it but the thing itself. It's a familiar object, usually composed of printed paper pages sewn or glued into a binding. Libraries, stores, homes, and public buildings are full of them.


Author James Patterson and his latest novel, Holmes, Marple & Poe

Interview With an Author: James Patterson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, January 4, 2024

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author.


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español para adultos y jóvenes: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Nicholas Clayton, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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!


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, January 3, 2024

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles 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 favorite books

My Favorite Books of 2023

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 28, 2023

Season’s Readings everyone! As is generally true, there have been some marvelous books published in 2023, and I’m thrilled to share my favorites with you.


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Lo mejor del 2023: los libros preferidos por nuestros lectores y bibliotecarios

Multilingual Collections, Librarian, Wednesday, December 27, 2023

El mejor regalo que puedes ofrecer durante las festividades de invierno es un libro. Si necesitas ideas sobre qué libros regalar (o regalarte a ti mismo), aquí te presentamos los títulos preferidos por nuestros lectores y bibliotecarios en el 2023.


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