Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library
The Invention of Summer Reading and the Birth of the Beach Read
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!
In the Bleak Mid-Winter: Must-Read Ghost Stories for Christmas
'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.
Music for a 150th Birthday Party: A Century and a Half of Songs from the Los Angeles Public Library
Happy 150th birthday, Los Angeles Public Library!
Varrio Vamps Car Club and the Chulita Vinyl Club
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.
Haunted Library Tunes
Are monster parties real? As the 90s comedy revue Mr.
Eminent El Pasoans
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.
Born June 7: Orhan Pamuk
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.
Music Memories: Miles Davis
On May 26th, 1926, Miles Davis was born. He would revolutionize jazz several times over as a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader.
Jewish Rock That Really Rocks
Jews rock! You know it even if you don’t know it.