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Russell Quinn and his zine Linda & Joan Zine: Issue 1
Russell Quinn and his zine Linda & Joan: Issue 1
Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, May 14, 2021

Russell Quinn is an artist, designer, and programmer. He works independently as False Vacuum. Russell left the UK in 2005 and has lived in Denmark, Switzerland, and rural California. He is currently based in Los Angeles.


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Author Emiko Jean and her latest novel, Tokyo Ever After

Interview With an Author: Emiko Jean

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, May 13, 2021

Emiko Jean is the author of Empress of All Seasons and We


Collage of books about notorious art thefts

Cat Burglars, Smash-and-Grabs, and Organized Crime: The Gardner and Other Notorious Art Thefts

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Wednesday, May 12, 2021

In the wee hours of March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, tied up the night security guards, and went from room to room looting paintings and other items.


Grandma and kids reading together

21st Century Kids: Read Multigenerational Stories

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

During the past year we have all become deeply aware of the importance of family. Moreover, the love and caring of extended elder family members is beneficial during challenging times. These relationships with Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles are, at times, complex.


Suely Saro, First Cambodian American Councilperson in Long Beach

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Spotlight on Suely Saro, First Cambodian American Councilperson in Long Beach

Suzanne Im, Acting Senior Librarian, Digitization & Special Collections, Monday, May 10, 2021

Dr. Suely Saro won the seat for Long Beach City Council District 6 in the November 3rd, 2020 election, becoming the first person of Cambodian descent to hold political office within Long Beach, one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse cities and home to the largest Cambodian diaspora in the world.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read it First: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, May 6, 2021

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during which we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history and culture of the United States.


Esteban “Steve” Jordan on the cover of his album, Turn Me Loose

Mining Gold From The Music Stream: Steve Jordan - Turn Me Loose

Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk, Silver Lake Branch Library, Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Don’t call him the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion.


collage of book covers

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, May 3, 2021

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!


man with braids browsing the stacks

Are You Ready For a New Chapter in Our Reopening? Try This Fun Quiz

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, April 30, 2021

Beginning May 3, the Los Angeles Public Library is offering limited in-person services at 38 libraries across the city, including Central Library.


Suzanne Lummis at the Skirball Center, 5/6/2017 photo by Penelope Torribio

Noir Goldilocks: An Interview with L.A. Poet Suzanne Lummis

Michael C. Baradi, Librarian, West Valley Area, Friday, April 30, 2021

I used to be a Messenger Clerk at the Cahuenga Branch Library many years ago, still undecided about being a librarian.


Pop art collage of Edgar Allan Poe

Canoga Park Teens Tell the Tell Tale Heart

Marcia Melkonian, Young Adult Librarian III, Canoga Park Branch Library, Friday, April 30, 2021

The Canoga Park Friends of the Library sponsored an amazing collaborative among Connectopod (a non-profit organization that uses podcasting as a vehicle to develop youth leaders and to instill an understanding of multiple points of view), Mr.


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