Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1800s, woodblock print on paper
Daniel Tures, July 24, 2023

In the hottest part of the summer in Japan, there is an old tradition of gathering a group of people into a large hall to share ghost stories. A hundred candles or lanterns light the hall, and a flame is blown out after each ghost story is finished.

Ghost on the Beach. Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 2021
Daniel Tures, July 03, 2023

Lazy beach days… rainbow sno-cones… flip-flops and sunglasses… wandering phantasms from beyond the grave… it's all part of your favorite season of fun in the sun!

William Merritt Chase, Idle Hours, 1894
Daniel Tures, June 05, 2023

Welcome to Summer Reading at the Los Angeles Public Library! This year our theme is My L.A., and we hope you will join us in reading all about our fair city!

Its Showtime at the Library artwork
Teri Markson, June 08, 2019

Be a star at the library this summer! Read, create and discover when you participate in the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge at the Los Angeles Public Library. Summer reading isn’t only about reading, it’s about community, family, and fun!