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Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Writer Alice Wynne and her zines, Face Value and Digital Demigod
Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, April 16, 2021

Alice Wynne is a Los Angeles based zinester and writer. Alice loves coffee, community, learning stories, and researching. With advice from zine librarians and educators far and wide, Alice started the Altadena Zine Library and its programming, which operates from the Altadena Library District and can be found on Instagram @AltadenaZineLibrary.

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Author T.A. Willberg and her debut novel, Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

Interview With an Author: T.A. Willberg

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, January 28, 2021

T.A. Willberg was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and holds a chiropractic master's degree from Durban University of Technology. She currently lives in Malta with her partner.

Minnie Riperton on her album, Come To My Garden

Mining Gold From the Music Stream: Minnie Riperton - Come To My Garden

Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk, Silver Lake Branch Library, Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Minnie Riperton is perhaps most widely remembered for the 1975 hit “Lovin’ You” and her soaring five-octave vocal range, but prior to her smoothed-out soft focus “AM Gold” notoriety Riperton had released

Young girl excited with her ideas

21st Century Kids: Telling Stories

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Stories are born from ideas, experiences, observations, and the imagination. Even true stories have their origins. In the 21st century, would-be storytellers can share their stories in many different ways. Stories can be relayed digitally, visually, in print, and in the oral tradition.

L.A. Writer in Residence, Richard Lange

To Live and Write in L.A.: Author Richard Lange

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, January 25, 2021

Richard Lange is the author of the short story collections Dead Boys and

Mick Washington and her two zines, This Is My First Diary Comic and This Is My Second Diary Comic

Interview With Zine Maker: Mick Washington

Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, Thursday, January 21, 2021

Mick Washington is a 22-year-old comics artist from Dallas, Texas. As a member of an art collective called the Iguana House, they help put on live music shows and comic readings.

A child magician making a stuff bunny disappear

21st Century Kids: Making Magic

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Magicians make the impossible possible; however, their illusions require extensive practice and skill. The magician’s secret is creating illusions that fool the human eye. This type of “magic,” differs from magic found in a fantasy novel, as it is the skill of the magician that brings the magic to life.

Tristan Espinoza

Interview With Artist Tristan Espinoza

Linda Rudell-Betts, Senior Librarian, Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tristan Espinoza is an artist, programmer, and organizer who lives in Los Angeles. Their work has been exhibited internationally and in Chicago, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Medford, NY.

colorful Chinese lanterns

Pan-Asian New Year Celebrations

International Languages Department, Central Library, Monday, January 18, 2021

Did you know that the New Year celebrations are among the oldest and most universally observed festivities in world cultures. At the heart of the celebrations is the remembrance of creation and life’s renewal.

Wikipedia turns 20 years old

Wikipedia is 20 (aka Wiki Wiki Birthday)

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, January 15, 2021

Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia and consistently one of the top ten most visited websites, was launched to little fanfare on January 15, 2001: it turns 20 today.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

5 Interesting Facts About the Legendary Civil Activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, January 15, 2021

The birthday of civil activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrated on the third Monday of January in the United States. Dr. King fought for the civil rights of African-Americans with peaceful demonstrations. It was after his death that there was a movement to make his birthday a holiday.