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3 new book covers
Daryl M., February 11, 2020

At Check These Out!, each month you will find a few recently published or upcoming titles that are worth “checking out” from the library.


cover of three of the books featured on the blog posts
Christa Deitrick, February 08, 2020

Fictional characters, run for the hills! Or better yet, stay home. Oscar is falling all over himself to fawn on biopics. The biopic (a biographical film based on the life of a public or historical figure) has always been Oscar bait.


A LAPL library card next to an open laptop with logos of online learning sites on the screen
Eileen Ybarra, February 05, 2020

As a library cardholder and employee of the Los Angeles Public Library, I have benefited from the online learning opportunities that the library offers. Quality lifelong learning online classes and video tutorials are available 24/7 to anyone with a library card.


3 new book covers with a library logo
Daryl M., January 09, 2020

At Check These Out!, each month you will find a few recently published or upcoming titles that are worth “checking out” from the library.


book covers of three of the movies coming out in January
Christa Deitrick, January 07, 2020

January is the cruelest month for movies based on books—or movies in general, for that matter. The weakest releases typically happen in the early months of the year, far away from the summer and holiday blockbuster seasons.


Jenn Bailey reading her book, A Friend for Henry
Keith Kesler, December 17, 2019

Jenn Bailey has won blue ribbons for pie baking, roamed Australia as the still photographer for Continuum, and made it to the Top 40 in the Lego Master Builder competition. Bailey has her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


book covers of three of the movies coming out in December
Christa Deitrick, December 04, 2019

Here in L.A. we had a wet Thanksgiving and we probably won’t have a white Christmas, but we can still take part in that old tradition—big-budget holiday movies.


members at a book club, man with a blue mustache
Keith Kesler, December 01, 2019

We are excited to partner with Noname's Book Club to keep you up to date in finding all the selections free of charge.


a pow wow in liberty park
Eileen Ybarra, November 22, 2019

Looking for a new way to increase your knowledge of Native Americans' rich cultural traditions? You can access several electronic resources 24/7 for free with your library card.


3 new book covers
Daryl M., November 12, 2019

At Check These Out!, each month you will find a few recently published or upcoming titles that are worth “checking out” from the library.


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