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Collage of American poet Emily Dickinson and her letters, poems and pressed flowers.
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, December 9, 2019

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Her poetry was virtually unknown during her lifetime, but today, Dickinson is considered one of America’s most important literary figures.

She was born into a prominent family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her father served in the state legislature, and for two years in the United States House of Representatives. Dickinson was a fine student,...


Javier Hernandez

LA Libros Fest: Interview With Javier Hernandez

Edwin Rodarte, Senior Librarian, Emerging Technologies & Collections, Sunday, September 22, 2019

Javier Hernandez is a native Angeleno who grew up in Whitter CA. He is an artist, comic book creator, and radio host. Perhaps best known for creating the popular series El Muerto: The Aztec Zombie, the majority of his works are published through his privately owned imprint, Los Comex.

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Tortured, Jailed, Exiled, Censored, But Not Silenced

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Saturday, September 21, 2019

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

George Gershwin

Music Memories: George Gershwin

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Friday, September 20, 2019

George Gershwin was born on September 26, 1898. Gershwin wrote music for both the concert hall and the Broadway stage; whether writing popular songs or music for orchestra, he gave us standards that remain popular today.

Isabel Quintero

LA Libros Fest: Interview With Isabel Quintero

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Isabel Quintero is a writer and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California.

Dahlia Adler and her book His Hideous Heart

Interview With an Author: Dahlia Adler

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dahlia Adler is an associate editor of mathematics by day, a blogger for B&N Teens, LGBTQ Reads, and Frolic by night, and an author of young adult and new adult novels at every spare moment in between.

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Los Angeles Loves Overdrive!

Justin Pearson, Public Relations Specialist, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Los Angeles Public Library has an extensive digital catalog that allows patrons to download a near-endless collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and comics.

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Great Books for Read An eBook Day

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

On every September 18, readers around the world share their love of e-books during Read an E-Book Day. You can celebrate by sharing a post about your favorite e-book with the hashtag #ebooklove on your social media accounts.

antonio sacre

LA Libros Fest: Interview With Antonio Sacre

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Antonio Sacre tells stories. His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired children worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings.

singer Ric Ocasek

Music Memories: Ric Ocasek, 1944 (?) - 2019

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, September 16, 2019

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ric Ocasek died on September 15, at the age of (depending on the source) 70 or 75. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Ocasek was the leader of The Cars, a band who fused a variety of rock styles into a distinctively popular blend.

We the People section of the Constitution

A Week to Remember: The United States Constitution

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, September 16, 2019

On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates representing 12 of the original 13 states (Rhode Island sent no delegates) signed the newly drafted United States Constitution, which is the oldest written codified constitution in existence.