Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team
What Mother's Day Looked Like in Vintage Los Angeles
In the United States, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In some countries, it was changed to dates that were significant to the majority religion, or to historical dates.
What Cinco de Mayo Looked Like in Vintage Los Angeles
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday commemorating just one event: The Battle of Puebla, which was a day of victory for the Mexican army against the French in 1862. Over 150 years later, people still mistake the holiday for Mexican Independence Day which is September 16.
Coachella Bound? Pack your Sunscreen and your Library Card
The very first Coachella Festival was held over the course of two days in October 1999. It was developed by Rick Van Santen and Paul Tolett of Goldenvoice, who wanted to start a music festival similar to British and European festivals such as Glastonbury and Roskilde.
The Brontë Bunch
The Brontë sisters are some of the most famous siblings in literature.
Los Angeles Remembers MLK
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39 years old when he was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Cesar Chavez
Why are the libraries closed on Monday? The answer is Cesar Chavez Day. The holiday celebrates the birthday and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez.
Where Did People Go to Find Irish Bacon and Cabbage in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles isn't the usual place you think of for wearing of the green, (we're still brown from the drought), but nevertheless, St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17.
We Have a New Podcast: Career Conversations
Did you know we have an awesome new podcast?
Children's Librarians Share Their Favorite Award Winning Books
Our children’s librarians are all avid readers, but when it comes to choosing award-winning children's books, they can really play favorites. We talked to some of our children’s librarians in our branches to see what they love to read and why.
Strong Female Protagonist: Women in Comics
The comic book world has long been the domain of men. Both in readers and writers. That is slowly changing, and it’s good news!