Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team
Top Tens: The Most Popular Titles of 2018
It’s the time of year for lists: recommendations, best of’s, and favorites.
Winter is Coming...Or Is It?
Winter in Los Angeles is a strange thing if you have grown up with “real winter” elsewhere. Where are the leaves changing colors, the bare winter branches...the snow?
The Library’s Haunted History: I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts
When you work at Central Library, at some point in your career, you will be taken on a stairwell safety tour which guides you through a maze of long lonely corridors snaking under and around the staff side of our beloved building. When it was my turn, I had to ask, is this place haunted?
What Halloween Looked Like in Vintage Los Angeles
I'll be the first to admit it, Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love everything about it from the spooky atmosphere and dressing up in a costume, to—I confess—all the candy! As an adult and a parent, it's also been a joy to create costumes for my family and take my little ghosties trick or treating.
Tippecanoe and Libraries, Too
When I was a young child, my parents became US citizens. My dad first, and then a few years later my mom. I didn't fully understand what that meant at the time, but I remember them talking about how important it was because now they could vote.
What the Emmy Awards Looked Like In Vintage Los Angeles
Who will win, who will "be happy just to be nominated," and who will go home empty-handed? Watch the festivities tonight to find out, but before you do, check out these amazing images from our photo collection of past Emmy award celebrations.
What Fall Fashions Looked Like 200 Years Ago
I love fashion and seeing all the beautiful new clothes and styles coming out for the fall season.
And the Emmy Goes To...Books!
The 70th Annual Emmy Awards will air live Monday, September 17. Will you be watching?
What Back to School Looked Like in Vintage Los Angeles
It's the day lots of adults look forward to, and lots of kids dread. After a summer of fun, it's time to start setting that alarm again, shop for supplies, and go back to school!
Beat the Heat at the Library!
It's another So Cal scorcher, and you really need somewhere cool to go. Why don't you head over to your local library? We have 73 locations around Los Angeles that function as cooling centers.
Here are five cool things you can do at your library to beat the heat.