Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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Are You Ready For a New Chapter in Our Reopening? Try This Fun Quiz

April 30, 2021

Beginning May 3, the Los Angeles Public Library is offering limited in-person services at 38 libraries across the city, including Central Library.

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The Day the Crayons Were Made

March 31, 2021

If you look up, "What is a crayon?", you will get a dictionary definition like this: A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing.

Councilwoman Nithya Raman

The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Five

March 30, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have been highlighting the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.

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A Career to Remember: Keith Chaffee

March 05, 2021

One of our most prolific writers for the LAPL Blog will be retiring soon. We thought it might be a fun and fitting send-off, to turn the tables and ask Keith some questions before he rides off into the sunset.

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Will Eisner Celebration: Eisner’s Legacy

March 01, 2021

Today marks the start of Will Eisner Week. A week-long celebration of comic arts. So who is Will Eisner and why a whole week? The basics: William Eisner was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur.

Survey says, Happy 2021!

What’s Your Resolution? 2021

December 31, 2020

January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them, but in an unprecedented year like 2020 was, how do we set goals in such a complex time as 2021 is sure to be?

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Top Tens: The Most Popular Titles of 2020

December 23, 2020

It’s the time of year for lists: recommendations, best of’s, and favorites.

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Ten Library Resources for Families & Kids to Access From Home

March 19, 2020

While all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access our online resources. All LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card.

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A Pandemonium of Parrots

February 20, 2020

If you live anywhere near Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, you have heard them. If you live in Eagle Rock or the Silverlake/Echo Park regions, you will recognize the sound. Twice a day, dawn and dusk, no days off for weekends or holidays. Parrots!