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Angi Brzycki, Librarian III, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library

Angi Brzycki

2 zine covers

Interview With a Zine Maker: kuwa jasiri

March 03, 2020

kuwa jasiri (first name) Indomela, pronoun the one, is a seed steward, wordsmith, and spiritual tender. This one engages in international writing and speaking opportunities that affirm People Of Heritage (Of Colour).


Author Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz and the Hollywood Library

February 18, 2020

Novelist and essayist Eve Babitz grew up in Hollywood. Her work focuses on essay memoirs centered in Los Angeles, particularly in the sixties and early seventies.


zine collage of Valerie J. Bower

Interview With a Zine Maker: Valerie J. Bower

February 04, 2020

Valerie J. Bower is a Los Angeles based photographer. Valerie describes her work as dream-like, monochrome street photography that shows a softer, feminine point of view on typically masculine themes and subjects.


Artist and Zine-Maker Esther Pearl Watson

Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine?

January 15, 2020

Meet Esther Pearl Watson, a Los Angeles based artist, illustrator, children’s book author and zine maker.


colorful collection of zines

The Search for Zines Begins Here

August 02, 2019

Did you know that we have at least 600 zines in our catalog? That number will continue to grow as we regularly add zines to our collection. Seven of our libraries host zine collections that you can browse, borrow, and read:


artwork from Gass Gallery of small plastic rectangles

Mobile Gallery

June 29, 2018

Gas is a mobile, experimental, and online platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles.


Claire Evans author photo

Interview with an Author: Claire Evans

May 08, 2018

Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician.


cartoon image of a person writing at a desk with ink, plume and open notebook

NaNoWriMo at the Los Angeles Public Library

October 29, 2017

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual writing challenge. Participants have the entire month of November to write a novel. What does that translate to? Averaging about 1667 words per day, 50,000 words in 30 days. If maintained, this will produce a 200 page novel.


a photograph of the five Latina's in L.A's Creative Industries panelists, standing in front of the Edendale Branch Library

Latinas in LA's Creative Industries

September 29, 2017

On September 23, 2017 five young women came together at the Edendale Branch Library, for the Latinas in LA’s Creative Industries panel. This moderated discussion centered on the complexities of intersectionality as it relates to these Latinas' professional lives. The panelists included:


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