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Book covers of delicious Asian Pacific food and cooking
Sheryn Morris, May 27, 2020

Asia is the largest continent in the world, with over 40 sovereign states and territories. The boundaries between the European and Asian continents are not so easily defined. Many countries have cuisines and methods of cooking that go back centuries.


Film posters from the golden age of Japanese cinema.
Alan Westby, May 20, 2020

Among the many outstanding films available to patrons on Kanopy are several classics from the golden age of Japanese cinema, the 1950s.


Book collage for Asian Pacific American Month
Sheryn Morris, May 16, 2020

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.

Library of Congress defines the geographic areas of the world as the following:


Graphic of blooming cherry blossom tree
Eileen King, May 14, 2020

Are you ready for a springtime of cherry blossoms? Like the countless petals carpeting the ground beneath the cherry tree, there are many ways to enjoy celebrating the return of warm sunshine, cool breezes, and the pale shades of pink of these five-petal flowers.


Susan Ahn Cuddy in her U.S. Navy uniform
Sung Kim, May 06, 2020

The first Asian American woman lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, the first Asian American woman flight instructor to train the US Naval pilots, and the first woman Gunnery Officer in all US Armed Forces was Susan Ahn Cuddy.


Image of George Takei
Monica Valencia, May 01, 2020

George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu in Star Trek and for being a social media superstar, with over 2.9 million Twitter followers. He is also a national leader in social justice, human rights and marriage equality.


Gajin Fujita
Keith Kesler, April 12, 2019

Gajin Fujita takes us into his studio to discuss the role the public library played in inspiring his art as well as the meaning behind Guardian Angel which is featured on our new Los Angeles Public Library art library card. As Gajin says,


The Junior League created this tourist map in 1980 showing a festive looking Chinatown
Glen Creason, March 13, 2019

Chinatown in Los Angeles has been demeaned and misunderstood for about a century and a half.


Portrait of Yun Isang
Alan Westby, May 29, 2018

The library has recently added its first scores by the Korean composer Yun Isang (윤이상 / 尹伊桑) to our collection.


manga titles with their book covers
Yoko Hata, May 18, 2018

Are you a manga-lover? That’s good news because there are lots of new manga series being released in 2018. What a time to be alive! I’d like to introduce you, the manga-lover, to some new releases for this year:


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