Richard J. Riordan Central Library
Central Docents, December 09, 2017

Architect Bertram G. Goodhue (1869-1924) was a gifted and multi-faceted artist. He began drawing as a young child, first with pen and pencil and later with watercolors.

Picture of brownie
Keith Chaffee, December 05, 2017

December 8 is National Brownie Day.

Rolling Stone Magazine masthead with the text Happy 50th
Keith Chaffee, November 07, 2017

On November 9, 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published. The magazine was devoted to popular culture, with an emphasis of pop and rock music.

Madeleine L'Engle
Keith Chaffee, November 28, 2017

Madeleine L'Engle was born on November 29, 1918.

scary movies for Halloween graphic. pumpkins and scary figures in background
Keith Chaffee, October 31, 2017

It's Halloween and what better time for a marathon of horror movies?

Couples are dancing to the big band music at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium's "Battle of the Bands" concert, Horace Heidt vs. Bob Crosby, held Saturday night, April 6, 1942
Keith Chaffee, October 30, 2017

In 1942, the big bands ruled American music.

Happy Thanksgiving
Keith Chaffee, November 21, 2017

November 23 is Thanksgiving. The holiday began as a celebration of the fall harvest, and has become a day when we are encouraged to appreciate and give thanks for the joys and blessings in our lives.

federalist papers graphic with an 18th century style signature of We The People
Keith Chaffee, October 24, 2017

On October 27, 1787, the first article was published in a series that would come to be known as the Federalist Papers (e-book, e-audio,

National Book Awards banner
Keith Chaffee, November 16, 2017

On November 15, the winners of the National Book Awards were announced. Awards are given in four categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

a drawing of Jane Eyre's face
Keith Chaffee, October 17, 2017

On October 16, 1847, Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre was published in London, under the pseudonym "Currer Bell." The first American edition was published a year later.