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Zine author, John Dishwasher and his zine, Reuben the Guide
Zine author, John Dishwasher and his zine, Reuben the Guide
Lorena Villegas, Young Adult Librarian, Cypress Park Branch Library, September 26, 2022

John Dishwasher is a writer and zine maker based in Southern California's San Jacinto Valley. His Zine from the Future Describing the End of Civilization was named a finalist for Best Political Zine of 2021 by Broken Pencil Magazine. His self-published 2022 novel The Zinester Manifesto: A Novel of the Underground is inspired by the SoCal zine scene. Much of John's...


Nathalia with her guitar and 2 CDs

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Nathalia

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Thursday, September 22, 2022

A native of Colombia, Nathalia moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released five children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.

red orange yellow flames with banned books

Banned Books Week: 2022

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Literature & Fiction, Thursday, September 22, 2022

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

Author Maritere R. Bellas and her books, !Soy Unica! and I Have A Secret!

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Maritere Bellas

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Award-winning author, bilingual parenting expert/mentor, speaker, writer, podcast host, IG Live host, and parenting influencer. She is the author of four parenting books, published in English and in Spanish, two bilingual children’s books, and a translator of two children’s books.

Ernesto Cisneros and his books Falling Short and Efrén Divided

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Ernesto Cisneros

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Ernesto Cisneros is the nationally acclaimed author of Efrén Divided. He was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches.

Monica Zepeda and her debut novel, Boys of the Beast

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Monica Zepeda

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Monday, September 19, 2022

Monica Zepeda is a third-generation Mexican American from Southern California who lives by the beach with her husband and their unbelievably cute cats. She earned an MFA in playwriting before working in the entertainment industry.

Zeke Peña and his book illustrations in My Papi Has a Motorcycle and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Zeke Peña

Deborah Spector, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Friday, September 16, 2022

Zeke Peña is a Xicano storyteller and cartoonist from El Paso, TX. He received several awards for his book illustrations in My Papi Has a Motorcycle (Kokila, 2019) and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publications, 2017).

Sizzling meat and vegetables on a outdoor barbeque grill

Pa' Pistear

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, September 16, 2022

Ya llegó el regreso a la escuela para muchos estudiantes y también el regreso a días más cortos y noches más largas. Y eso solo significa una cosa…

El verano ya mero llega a su fin.

Novels Boyfriend Material and Husband Material by Alexis Hall

Interview With an Author: Alexis Hall

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 15, 2022

Alexis Hall writes books in the southeast of England, where he lives entirely on a diet of tea and Jaffa Cakes.

Author Daniel Acosta and his debut novel, Iron River

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Daniel Acosta

Deborah Spector, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Daniel Acosta’s fiction has appeared in Nuestro and Lowrider magazines, in Homenaje a la Ciudad de Los Angeles, an anthology of Latino writing celebrating the bicentennial of the city of Los Angeles, and in the Fall, 2014 and Fall, 2016 Issues of Label Me Latina/o.

Ericka Sanchez, cookbook author of ¡Buen provecho! and Aguas Frescas and Paletas

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Ericka Sanchez

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, September 12, 2022
Ericka Sanchez is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food stylist and the creator of the award-winning website nibblesandfeasts.com.