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What's in a Name? Final Acrostic Poems by Library Staff

August 31, 2020

Here is the last batch of acrostics written by staff members of the Los Angeles Public Library. It’s amazing how a simple exercise like this can add a welcome jot of fun to our daily lives.


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What's in a Name? More Acrostic Poems by Library Staff

August 27, 2020

Read on for the second batch of astonishing acrostics written by the bards of the Los Angeles Public Library!


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What's in a Name? Acrostic Poems by Library Staff

August 25, 2020

At long last, here is the first batch of acrostic poems written by Los Angeles Public Library staff members. They are as charming and unique as the individuals that penned them. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the next two installments!


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Legendary TV Sitcom Dads: Words of Wisdom from Some of the Greats

June 19, 2020

In celebration of Father’s Day, we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and pay tribute to 10 of our favorite TV Dads.


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Farewell, Haiku Friday! It’s Time to Chow Down on the Final Poems About Your Favorite Food

May 29, 2020

We hope you’ve enjoyed the scrumdiddlyumptious poems created by Los Angeles Public Library staff members as part of our celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Thanks for sticking with us all the way to the dessert course!


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Sayonara, Tanka Tuesday! Here Is the Last Batch of Tanka Poems About Your Favorite Food

May 26, 2020

Here they are—the last few tankas written by Los Angeles Public Library staffers in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. It’s not too late to join in the fun by posting your own poem to Instagram.


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Happy Haiku Friday! Here’s Another Batch of Poems About Your Favorite Food

May 22, 2020

As we head into Memorial Day Weekend and the feasting that often involves, consider this latest group of poems as your appetizer.


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Hey Everybody, It’s Tanka Tuesday! Here Is a Brand-new Batch of Poems About Your Favorite Food

May 19, 2020

As part of our celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Los Angeles Public Library staffers were challenged to write a haiku or tanka poem about their favorite food. We unveiled the first group of haikus last Friday, and now it’s tanka time!


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Hang Onto Your Hashbrowns—it’s Haiku Friday! Time to Enjoy the First Batch of Haikus About Your Favorite Food

May 15, 2020

Last week we threw out a new poetry prompt for the month of May, asking Los Angeles Public Library staff to write a poem about their favorite food or dish.


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Riding Off Into the Sunset: Final Odes to My First Car

April 30, 2020

It’s the last day of National Poetry Month, and what better way to close it out than by sharing the final batch of poems Los Angeles Public Library staff members wrote in honor of their first cars?


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