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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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Author Max Braillier and his latest book, The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress

Interview With an Author: Max Brallier

Sky You, Children's Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Monday, October 24, 2022

Max Brallier is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.


Author Margarita Montimore and her latest book, Acts of Violet

Interview With an Author: Margarita Montimore

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 20, 2022

Margarita Montimore is the author of Asleep From Day, and


The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club

Varrio Vamps Car Club and the Chulita Vinyl Club

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club are two very cool female-centric crews who prove that cars and records are not just for guys. Whatever your interests or activities, it can be rewarding to join a club of like-minded people who share the work and the play—or start your own.


Chatsworth Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, 21052 Devonshire Street [2018] Gary Leonard, Institutional Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

Dig Los Angeles: Chatsworth Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Tuesday, October 18, 2022

This is the fifth installment of a series exploring the history that can be found near a library branch and some of the library resources that help tell that history.


Author James T. Bartlett and his book, the Alaskan Blonde

Interview With an Author: James T. Bartlett

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Monday, October 17, 2022

Originally from London, James T.


skeleton in a pink wig singing into a microphone

Haunted Library Tunes

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, October 14, 2022

Are monster parties real? As the 90s comedy revue Mr.


Author Sunyi Dean and her debut novel, The Book Eaters

Interview With an Author: Sunyi Dean

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 13, 2022

Sunyi Dean is an autistic SFF writer, and mother of two. Originally born in the States and raised in Hong Kong, she now lives in Yorkshire.


In the Rare Books room, rare books are set on top a white cloth over a table for a preview.

Lost and Found in Rare Books

Juan Avalos, Administrative Clerk, Digitization and Special Collections, Wednesday, October 12, 2022

There is something special about visiting the library and losing yourself in a good book. It can become more special when you find a surprise inside that book. An item meant to be forgotten, found again and given new meaning.


Collage of adapted films from books by Frank Herbert

Remembering Frank Herbert, the Dreamer of Dune

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Friday, October 7, 2022

A barren, desert planet inhabited by hostile tribes, a ruthless galactic emperor, and a young man whose training in the mystic arts will unfold his special destiny.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, October 7, 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.


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