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Author Marion Deeds and her latest novel, Comeuppance Served Cold
Author Marion Deeds and her latest novel, Comeuppance Served Cold. Photo credit: Liz Miller
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, November 22, 2022

Marion Deeds was born in Santa Barbara, California, and moved to northern California when she was five. She loves the redwoods, the ocean, dogs, and crows. She's fascinated by the unexplained and curious about power: who has it, who gets it, and what is the best way to wield it. These questions inform...


América Tropical in April, 2022. Author’s photograph

Looking at Art - In the Street: Siqueiros

Alice S., Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Dept. , Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Looking at Art - In the Street program series celebrates artists and art historians who create and preserve open space street art in Los Angeles.

Orhan Pamuk sitting in a big gold chair

Born June 7: Orhan Pamuk

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Tuesday, June 7, 2022

On June 7, 1952, Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul. He is Turkey’s most celebrated author, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006.

Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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!

Balloonists get tips from the FAA

Floating Through Time With Magnificent Hot Air Balloons

Donna Marie Atmur, Children's Librarian, Harbor City - Harbor Gateway Branch Library, Sunday, June 5, 2022

Have you ever seen countless hot air balloons drift weightlessly across the sky like vibrantly colored jellyfish? This is something you might have viewed live, or on the internet, TV, or glimpsed on the glossy pages of a book or magazine.

Chinatown Branch Library

Dig Los Angeles: Chinatown Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Friday, June 3, 2022

With locations all over the city, and lots of books and other materials devoted to local history, libraries are a perfect springboard for exploring Los Angeles. This is the first in a series of blog posts that digs into local history near a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Serena and Venus Williams in 1993 with a tennis court behind them

5 Picture Books About Serena and Venus Williams

Kadie Seitz, Librarian, Youth Services, Friday, June 3, 2022

California Nouns: People, Places, and Things
Serena and Venus Williams

Author Anthony Horowitz and his latest novel, With a Mind to Kill

Interview With an Author: Anthony Horowitz

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 2, 2022

One of the world’s most prolific and successful writers, Anthony Horowitz may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author.

Interior of Angeles Mesa Branch Library with colorful mural called, Education is a Basic Right, over fireplace

Art in the Library: Angeles Mesa Branch Library

Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Art in public spaces can serve as a means of shared identity, of connecting residents and visitors to the community, and creating a sense of ownership and respect in a shared space; to spark imagination, conversation, dialogue, and reflection; and to provide beautification and aesthetics.

Full length of girl lying on sofa, face down, exhausted

No tengo ganas de nada

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sí, lo leiste bien. No tengo ganas de nada. Tal vez sea por el clima, o tal vez por todos los cambios que han estado pasando, o tal vez sean muchas cosas, quién sabe…

view of Central Library looking through Maguire Gardens

You Helped Us Create a Better Library

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Sunday, May 29, 2022

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) conducted a patron experience survey in the Fall of 2021 (from September 27 to October 31, 2021) to better understand how the library can enhance patron experiences.