Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library

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Collage of Prince album covers

Born June 7: Prince

June 07, 2024

Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis. In the 1980s, Prince became one of the greatest pop stars of all time, selling some 150 million albums, recording scores of incomparable hit songs, and inspiring fans worldwide.

Sign of Aquarius graphic

Absolute Aquarians

January 26, 2024

The time of Aquarius is now! We noble souls born between January 20 and February 18 are the water bearers, pouring out rivers of inspiration upon the world. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, our constellation rising in the southern sky between Capricorn and Pisces.

shelf of books about books

Looking at Art: The Book

January 05, 2024

Consider the book. Not just what's written in it but the thing itself. It's a familiar object, usually composed of printed paper pages sewn or glued into a binding. Libraries, stores, homes, and public buildings are full of them.

a desk calender flipped open

A Smorgasbord of Septembers

September 01, 2023

There are many serious national holidays and days of remembrance in September this year, including Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, 9/11, Armenian Independence Day, and Mexican Independence Day.

Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1800s, woodblock print on paper

Supernatural Summer: Hungry Ghosts of China and Japan

July 24, 2023

In the hottest part of the summer in Japan, there is an old tradition of gathering a group of people into a large hall to share ghost stories. A hundred candles or lanterns light the hall, and a flame is blown out after each ghost story is finished.

Ghost on the Beach. Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 2021

Supernatural Summer: Classic English and American Ghost Stories

July 03, 2023

Lazy beach days… rainbow sno-cones… flip-flops and sunglasses… wandering phantasms from beyond the grave… it's all part of your favorite season of fun in the sun!

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.