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Author Jacqueline Holland and her latest novel, The Mystery Writer
Photo of author: Edmund Blenkins
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, April 11, 2024

After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari Gentill now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Her latest novel is...

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La autora Erica Alfaro y su libro motivacional, Harvesting Dreams

Entrevista con Erica Alfaro

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Friday, October 6, 2023

Erica Alfaro es autora galardonada, oradora principal y defensora de la educación. En 2019, sus fotos de graduación se volvieron virales y llegaron a los medios de comunicación de todo el mundo.


Author Erica Alfaro and her motivational book, Harvesting Dreams

Interview With an Author: Erica Alfaro

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Friday, October 6, 2023

Erica Alfaro is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and educational advocate. In 2019, Erica's graduation pictures went viral and made headlines around the world. She was featured in major media outlets such as CNN, The Huffington Post, and Yahoo News.


Author Fulton Ross and his debut novel, The Unforgiven Dead

Interview With an Author: Fulton Ross

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 5, 2023

Fulton Ross is a writer and journalist from the Scottish Highlands. A graduate of Scottish literature and history from Glasgow University, he has worked on national newspapers for more than a decade.


Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 4, 2023

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.


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, Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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, Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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!


read a banned book banner

The Freedom To Read

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Monday, October 2, 2023

"The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare and follow your curiosities through all manner of books.


red orange yellow flames with banned books

Banned Books Week: 2023

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Literature & Fiction, Sunday, October 1, 2023

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


A colorized 1930 pen & ink drawing of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel by Harold E. Powe

The Host of the Coast: 100 Years of the Los Angeles Biltmore

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Saturday, September 30, 2023

1923 proved to be a banner year for construction in Los Angeles.


Author Timothy Janovsky and his latest novel, New Adult

Interview With an Author: Timothy Janovsky

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

Timothy Janovsky is a queer, multidisciplinary storyteller from New Jersey. He holds a degree in theatre and dance from Muhlenberg College.


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