Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library


Art at the Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library

Art in the Library: Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library

April 19, 2023

The Jefferson Branch Library originally opened as a deposit station between 1912 to 1913 in the Soffel Drug Store at 2100 West Jefferson Street.

Art at the John Muir Branch Library

Art in the Library: John Muir Branch Library

October 05, 2022

The John Muir Branch Library was built in 1930, based upon a design by architect Henry Francis Withey in the Italian Renaissance style, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Leo Politi and his muse, Alicia, in front of his drawing of her, 1972

Art in the Library: Vermont Square Branch Library

July 06, 2022

The Vermont Square Branch Library is one of three extant Carnegie libraries in the Los Angeles Public Library system.

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

June 01, 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.

Sims Poetry Library from the outside

Poetry Month: Sims Library of Poetry

April 25, 2022

It began with a man and a suitcase of poetry. Hiram Sims, professor and poet, started this journey by loaning books of poems to his students at the Community Literature Initiative’s (CLI) Poetry Publishing Class. One of the requirements for the class was to read a poetry book a week.

Harriet Child Wadleigh

Scandal in the Stacks!

March 19, 2018

Chances are if you have heard of any of the early women City Librarians of Los Angeles Public Library, you may know about Mary E.

photograph of Elva Diane Green and book cover of her book

Interview With Elva Diane Green

February 01, 2018

February is African American Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library.