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Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, May 24, 2024

In the galaxy of entertainment, few events rival the impact of May 25th, 1977. It marked the birth of an intergalactic saga that would captivate hearts and minds across the cosmos. As the Star Destroyer loomed over the screen in pursuit of a Rebel Blockade Runner, audiences were introduced to the formidable presence of Darth Vader, a villain whose legacy would echo through the ages.

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Author Christina Estes and her debut novel, Off the Air

Interview With an Author: Christina Estes

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 18, 2024

Christina Estes is an award-winning reporter who has spent more than 20 years covering crime, public policy, and business in Phoenix, Arizona.


Book artist Tia Blassingame and her art books, Black: A Handbook and African American: A Handbook

The Blassingame Handbooks: Imagined Futures, Dreams and Wishes From the Past

Angela B. Charles, Library Assistant, Digitization and Special Collections, Wednesday, April 17, 2024

"Art is humanity’s greatest tool for insight."


Collage of books for neurodivergent children

A Library Tool Kit for Neurodivergent Kids

Meredith Sires, Children's Librarian, Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library, Monday, April 15, 2024

If you're the parent or caregiver of a neurodivergent child, you're probably very familiar with the search for the right tools. The right tools for school, the right tools for bathtime, the right tools for a birthday party, etc., etc., etc.


Author Jacqueline Holland and her latest novel, The Mystery Writer

Interview With an Author: Sulari Gentill

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 11, 2024

After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari Gentill now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of Au


Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 8, 2024

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.


Author Justinian Huang and his debut novel, The Emperor and the Endless Palace

Interview With an Author: Justinian Huang

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 4, 2024

Born to immigrants in Monterey Park, California, Justinian Huang studied English at Pomona College and screenwriting at the University of Oxford.


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español para adultos y jóvenes: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Multilingual Collections, Librarian, Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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!


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, April 2, 2024

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles ofrece los libros más leídos y más esperados para niños. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


The east lawn and the eastern exterior of Central Library

The Library in America

Guest Blogger, Friday, March 29, 2024

Sometimes it feels as though public libraries—free, government-supported, circulating libraries—have always been part of American life, but public libraries were rare before the last quarter of the nineteenth century.


Author Sophie Wan and her debut novel, Women of Good Fortune

Interview With an Author: Sophie Wan

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 28, 2024

Sophie Wan is a Bay Area native who is now battling the winters in Philadelphia. She graduated from UC Berkeley and spends far too much time drafting emails and drinking tea.


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