Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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An oversized hot dog fills the bun which is topped with mustard, ketchup and onions.

The Dog Days of Summer

July 19, 2024

It's hot! It's boiling! It's sweltering! What do you expect for the Dog Days of Summer? Now I want a Dodger dog and some air-conditioning! But I also want to know where the term Dog Days of Summer comes from, so on I go down that research rabbit hole. And what I found is a scorcher. Read on!

Stonehenge at the summer solstice

Summer Solstice and the Henge

June 18, 2024

Summer is here! Summer Reading is here!

1908 Leap Year The Silent Proposal artist August Hutaf Vintage Postcard

Interesting Intercalary (Leap Year) Facts

February 28, 2024

A leap year, also known as an "intercalary year" or "bissextile" year, is a calendar year that contains an additional day, or in the case of a lunisolar calendar, an entire month, compared to a "common" year.

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What’s Your Resolution? 2024

January 10, 2024

January is the month for resolutions: making, revising, and keeping them! And what better way to kick off 2024 than with a list of goals for the new year.

Le-shanah tovah. A Happy New Year [Postcard for the Jewish New Year] Williamsburg Art Co., New York, printed in Saxony (Germany), n.d. Yiddish and Hebrew The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

Happy New Year!

September 14, 2023

Happy New Year! May your year be sweet and filled with joy!

Anne Frank at her desk in her Montessori school, 1940

Anne Frank Day in the City of Los Angeles

May 08, 2023

In 2022, inspired by Anne Frank’s story, 10-year-old Anne Frank LA student-activist Olivia Prince, with the support help of Anne Frank LA, approached Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD5) about declaring an official day to honor Anne’s legacy. And he agreed.

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz and her book, Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age

Interview With Menopause Expert Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz

January 31, 2023

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz is a nationally renowned doctor, expert, speaker, and advocate for integrative women's health. And she's on a mission! She's exploring what it means to be a healthy woman in this culture and age and to support our growth as individuals and how we show up in our communities. Dr.

Collage of vintage photos from Tessa.org

Why We Need Another Celebration Month

April 30, 2022

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. It was officially declared on April 20, 2006. The month of May was chosen due to the highly successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History. 350 years. That's a lot of years!

Véronique Hyland, author of Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from the New Look to Millennial Pink

Interview With an Author: Véronique Hyland

March 22, 2022

Véronique Hyland is ELLE's Fashion Features Director and a debut author.

4 vintage jigsaw puzzles

A Puzzling History of Jigsaw Puzzles

December 06, 2021

I have been an avid puzzler all my life, but because of Covid, I have rekindled my love of doing puzzles. 1000 pieces are my jam, and I can usually finish one in the course of 2 to 3 evenings or a marathon weekend.