Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library

photo of Daniel Tures


William Merritt Chase, Idle Hours, 1894

The Invention of Summer Reading and the Birth of the Beach Read

June 05, 2023

Welcome to Summer Reading at the Los Angeles Public Library! This year our theme is My L.A., and we hope you will join us in reading all about our fair city!

Illustration of symbols, icons for month of March

A Miscellany of Marches

March 15, 2023

Did you know? The month of March is:

ceramic ghost on a book shelf

In the Bleak Mid-Winter: Must-Read Ghost Stories for Christmas

December 14, 2022

'Tis the season for ghost stories! And hark, Robert Anderson from the Literature & Fiction Department and I are here to herald some of our favorite ones for your reading pleasure.

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club

Varrio Vamps Car Club and the Chulita Vinyl Club

October 19, 2022

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club are two very cool female-centric crews who prove that cars and records are not just for guys. Whatever your interests or activities, it can be rewarding to join a club of like-minded people who share the work and the play—or start your own.

skeleton in a pink wig singing into a microphone

Haunted Library Tunes

October 14, 2022

Are monster parties real? As the 90s comedy revue Mr.

El Paso skyline and mountains

Eminent El Pasoans

August 15, 2022

I grew up in El Paso in the 1970s and 80s, a city that wraps around the Franklin Mountains out on the tip of west Texas, adjoining Ciudad Juárez across the Rio Grande in Chihuahua and a short drive from New Mexico to the north.

Orhan Pamuk sitting in a big gold chair

Born June 7: Orhan Pamuk

June 07, 2022

On June 7, 1952, Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul. He is Turkey’s most celebrated author, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006.

Miles Davis on his album covers, Kind of Blue and Birth of The Cool

Music Memories: Miles Davis

May 26, 2022

On May 26th, 1926, Miles Davis was born. He would revolutionize jazz several times over as a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader.

Collage of Jewish musicians. Photos from tessa.lapl.org

Jewish Rock That Really Rocks

May 25, 2022

Jews rock! You know it even if you don’t know it.