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Clockwise from top left, Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library at 1623 Ivar Avenue (1986-present): Hollywood Branch Library at 1623 Ivar Avenue (1940-1982); Hollywood Branch Library at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard (1923-1939); Hollywood Branch Library at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard (1907-1922). Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
Clockwise from top left, Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library at 1623 Ivar Avenue (1986-present): Hollywood Branch Library at 1623 Ivar Avenue (1940-1982); Hollywood Branch Library at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard (1923-1939); Hollywood Branch Library at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard (1907-1922). Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, December 9, 2022

The growth of the Hollywood branch of the Los Angeles Public Library mirrors the development of Hollywood as a place. From sleepy beginnings, it grew quicker than expected, with highs and lows punctuated by dramatic events and interesting people. The origins of the Hollywood Library date back to the turn of the twentieth century, and its first few decades were well-documented in local...

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Lincoln Heights Branch Library at 2530 Workman Street [2022] Photo by Tiffney Sanford

Dig Los Angeles: Lincoln Heights Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Monday, November 14, 2022

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts that looks at history near a Los Angeles Public Library branch.


Author Lamar Giles and his latest book, The Gateaway

Interview With an Author: Lamar Giles

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 10, 2022

Lamar Giles writes for teens and adults across multiple genres, with work appearing on numerous Best Of lists each and every year.


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, November 4, 2022

Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


Author Lee Geum-yi and her first novel, The Picture Bride, to be translated into English

Interview With an Author: Lee Geum-yi

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 3, 2022

Lee Geum-yi was born in 1962, in her grandmother's house in the small, mountainous village of Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 2, 2022

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Portrait of Mike Davis against an enlarged, posterized image of his book, City of Quartz

Mike Davis (1946 - 2022)

Christopher Taylor, Adult Librarian, Mark Twain Branch Library, Friday, October 28, 2022

On Tuesday, October 25, Mike Davis, the towering left-wing polemicist, passed away at his home in San Diego at the age of 76.


Author Alan Moore and his latest book, Illuminations: Stories

Interview With an Author: Alan Moore

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 27, 2022

Alan Moore is an English writer widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics.


woman and child looking at nature and collecting data with a cel phone

LA BioBlitz Challenge: 2022 Accomplishments

Vivienne Byrd, Librarian III, Exploration & Creativity Department, Wednesday, October 26, 2022

After a September of exploring, observing, and connecting with wildlife in the City of Los Angeles, a global biodiversity hotspot, the second annual LA BioBlitz Challenge concluded with outstanding results. Thank you to all the participants citywide who supported this tremendous success.


Smiling Jack

You Don't Know (Smilin’) Jack!

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Just before the Harbor Freeway ends and spits you into San Pedro, a large orange-colored object within the foothills leading to Palos Verdes usually catches your eye. Even on a foggy day, it stands out among a wall of squat white cylinders and brown earth surrounding it.


Zine author, Laura-Marie River Victor Peace Nopales and her zines, Lost Child, #5 and Resisting Capitalism for Fun, #4

Interview With Zine Maker - Laura-Marie River Victor Peace Nopales

Lorena Villegas, Young Adult Librarian, Cypress Park Branch Library, Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Laura-Marie River Victor Peace Nopales is a queer traveler. She enjoys ecstatic dance, art making, learning, ritual, and prayer. She’s been making zines since she was a young teenager. She enjoys fat liberation, singing, plant life, and guttermancy. Pleasure is her favorite way of experiencing God.


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