Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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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.

The cast of Tommy Turnabout's Circus onstage at Turnabout Theatre

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.

Van de Kamp's billboard

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.

man with braids browsing the stacks

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.

vintage crayola crayon boxes

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.

Central Library tower on a mosaic collage of Keith Chaffee's blog posts

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.

Will Eisner at his desk with his comic the Spirit

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?