Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch Library


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Do You Know Your Local LGBTQIA Trivia?

June 16, 2021

Happy Pride! If you’re here you probably already know who RuPaul is, you’re familiar with the political work of Harvey Milk, you’ve even got a Keith Haring art print on your wall…but do you know your local LGBTQIA trivia? Don’t let San Francisco get all the credit! L.A.

comic panel of comic librarians

Superheros In Your Library

September 12, 2019

“Let’s have a campaign…every child should obtain a library card and use it”.

3 graphic novel book covers

Drawing on the Classics

August 20, 2019

It’s back-to-school time! Time to sharpen up your pencils, meet your new teachers, and grab your list of classics to read for homework. Time to put away those comic books and graphic novels in favor of “serious” literature, right? Wrong!

comic book characters riding on top of a bus

Hey Kids! Comics! Eisner Nominees

July 17, 2019

July is one of the biggest months for comic books and pop culture, mostly due to San Diego International Comic-Con which celebrates hundreds of creators from film, TV, comics, and more.

collage of 5 graphic memoirs

Queer Non-Fiction: Graphic Novels

June 11, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Unfortunately, there is much of gay history that has been forgotten because queer authors and artists weren’t offered publishing opportunities.

Captain America punching hilter

Jewish American Heritage Month: Comic Book Creators

May 07, 2019

Growing up, I loved comics, but it wasn’t until I discovered the graphic novel Maus by Art Spieglman, that I saw my culture and family heritage as a Jewish American in the pages of a comic.

Comics creators at the North Hollywood library

Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2019

March 26, 2019

Each year the Young Adult Library Services Association, or YALSA, creates an annotated list of recommended graphic novels appropriate for teen readers. This list is created annually by a mix of both school and public librarians who have backgrounds in graphic novel collection development.

Comics book covers with LGBTQIA characters

Pride in the Name of Comics

June 23, 2018

The world of comics has long been filled with stories written by young men, for young men, featuring men throwing punches in a never-ending fight for justice, revenge, etc. But times have changed.