Edwin Rodarte, Senior Librarian, Emerging Technologies & Collections


Author Alex Sanchez and his novels, The Greatest Superpower and You Brought Me the Ocean

Celebrating Diversity and Unity Through the Words of Alex Sanchez

September 18, 2023

In a world where literature has the power to bridge gaps and foster understanding, Alex Sanchez stands as a shining example of an author who has dedicated his literary career to celebrating diversity, promoting cultural harmony, and inspiring young minds to embrace their authentic selves.

Nathalia and her children albums

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Nathalia

September 23, 2021

Nathalia, a native of Colombia, moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released four children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.

Javier Hernandez

LA Libros Fest: Interview With Javier Hernandez

September 22, 2019

Javier Hernandez is a native Angeleno who grew up in Whitter CA. He is an artist, comic book creator, and radio host. Perhaps best known for creating the popular series El Muerto: The Aztec Zombie, the majority of his works are published through his privately owned imprint, Los Comex.

man playing guitar on a stage

¡Queremos Rock!

July 26, 2019

La historia del rock en español es abundante ya que está influenciada por los movimientos del rock provenientes de EE.UU.

short story print out with 2 rolled up with red ribbons

Vending Machine Dispenses Short Stories for Angelenos

May 21, 2019

Disconnect from technology and the busy life in Los Angeles for a few minutes as you explore the world of short stories. Los Angeles Public Library invites you to visit Central Library to pick-up a short story, freshly printed from our Short Story Dispenser. On the go? no problem.

Teen using VR set at Central Library's Teen'Scape

Virtual Reality at Los Angeles Public Library

March 23, 2018

There are many celebrations during the month of March, including Teen Tech Month which was adapted from the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Tech Week.

three wise men on a float

Three Kings Day

January 06, 2018

On January 6th, twelve days after Christmas, Epiphany is celebrated, also known as Three Kings Day. This tradition has its roots in the Christian religion and celebrates the baptism of Jesus as well as the arrival of the three Magi.

three wise men on a float

Día de los Reyes Magos

January 06, 2018

El 6 de enero, doce días después de navidad, se festeja la Epifanía, también conocido como el Día de los Reyes Magos. Esta tradición tiene sus raíces en la religión cristiana y celebra el bautizo del niño Jesús al igual que la llegada de los tres Reyes Magos.