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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.


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2022 Youth Media Award Winners

January 28, 2022

The American Library Association (or ALA as acronym-loving librarians refer to it) has announced this year's top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, Newbery, and Printz awards.


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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.


Collage of books celebrating Filipino American History Month

Books to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

October 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Public Library strives to shine a light on all the people and cultures that make up Los Angeles and its environs.


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Banned Books Week 2021: Books Unite Us

September 28, 2021

Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.


Josh Ritter and his latest novel, The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All

Interview With an Author: Josh Ritter

September 28, 2021

Josh Ritter is a songwriter and novelist from Moscow, Idaho.


Antonio Sacre talking into a mic

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Antonio Sacre

September 23, 2021

Antonio Sacre tells stories. His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired children worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings.


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They Say It's Your Birthday!

July 14, 2021

Well today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me, and all the other July birthdays out there. I do tend to claim the entire month of July as my time to celebrate.


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Dollars to Donuts It's National Doughnut Day!

June 04, 2021

Dollars to Donuts It's National Doughnut Day! Another National Holiday, another rabbit hole of information for me to jump into. The first Friday in June is officially known as National Donut Day, and here's some history about our favorite morning coffee companion.


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