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Elizabeth Graney, September 25, 2021

Every year during the last week of September, the American Library Association and libraries everywhere celebrate Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week promotes freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, and the freedom to read.


Collage of films adapted from comic books
Elizabeth Graney, August 02, 2021

While there are currently 24 (and counting!) films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the majority of these feature original writing, with the Marvel characters we know and love in new and exciting plots.


Collage of streaming television shows adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, July 02, 2021

With Los Angeles County cases of Covid-19 falling and vaccination rates going up, life is slowly resuming a sense of normalcy. Restaurants are allowing indoor dining service, movie theaters are reopening and we’re all ready to breathe a sigh of relief.


Collage of films adapted from books on LGBTQIA themes
Elizabeth Graney, June 04, 2021

Happy Pride Month! Observed each June to honor the Stonewall Uprising, LGBTQIA Pride Month is a celebration of the LGBTQIA community, their contributions to our history and culture, and their continued fight for equality and visibility.


Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, May 06, 2021

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during which we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history and culture of the United States.


Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, April 14, 2021

This month marks the 180th anniversary of the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Widely recognized as the first modern detective story and the progenitor of the fictional detective character, “Murders in the Rue Morgue” is also considered the first locked room mystery


Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, March 04, 2021

Since the publication of Anne Bradstreet’s book of poems The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up In America in 1650, women have been writing and publishing in America.


Collage of books adapted to films
Elizabeth Graney, February 08, 2021

Celebrated nationwide every February, African American History Month looks to honor African American heritage, history, culture and identity.


Collage of books adapted into movies
Elizabeth Graney, January 06, 2021

Happy New Year! Was there ever a year more happily left in the dust? As we say goodbye to a universally tragic and trying year, we may be looking ahead with some trepidation. Will 2021 bring us the respite we so desperately need?


Christmas films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, December 21, 2020

This difficult year is, once again, taking its toll on beloved holidays and traditions. As we find ourselves separated from family and friends during a time of celebration, we could all use some good old fashioned holiday cheer.


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