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Collage of realistic middle-grade Jewish fiction books
Meredith Sires, Children's Librarian, Arroyo Seco Regional Library, May 23, 2022

I was a curious and strongly opinionated tween girl growing up in the 90s and the books I treasured centered around characters of the same mind: Kristy in The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin, Ramona...

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Author Kate Moore and her first novel, Only A Monster

Interview With an Author: Vanessa Len

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, April 7, 2022

Vanessa Len is an Australian author of Chinese-Malaysian and Maltese heritage. An educational editor, she has worked on everything from language learning programs to STEM resources, to professional learning for teachers.


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, Monday, April 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 Edward Ashton and his latest novel, Mickey7

Interview With an Author: Edward Ashton

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 31, 2022

Edward Ashton is the author of the novels Three Days in April and


13 kids who came all the way from Little Rock, Arkansas to protest outside of Stevie Wonder's manager's office

5 Picture Books About Californian Changemakers

Kadie Seitz, Librarian, Youth Services, Tuesday, March 29, 2022

California Nouns: People, Places, and Things
Californian Changemakers


Author Sequoia Nagamatsu and his debut novel, How High We Go in the Dark

Interview With an Author: Sequoia Nagamatsu

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 24, 2022

Sequoia Nagamatsu is a Japanese-American writer and managing editor of Psychopomp Magazine, an online quarterly dedicated to innovative prose.


Véronique Hyland, author of Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from the New Look to Millennial Pink

Interview With an Author: Véronique Hyland

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Véronique Hyland is ELLE's Fashion Features Director and a debut author.


Author Alex Segura and his latest novel, Secret Identity

Interview With an Author: Alex Segura

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 17, 2022

Alex Segura is the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall and the acclaimed Pete Fernan


Graphic illustration of Aimee Semple McPherson and Angelus Temple

The Woman Nobody Knows

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Wednesday, March 16, 2022

While scouring microfilm in the History & Genealogy Department at Central Library a few months back, I was startled to see a name that seemed entirely out of place in a particular publication.


close up of hands holding open a manga book

Anytime, Anywhere: Comics & Graphic Novels 24/7

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Monday, March 14, 2022

There are many ways of enjoying great stories and beautiful, engaging artwork—one of these ways is through reading graphic novels and comics. Both express a story with art—but while comics tend to extend the story over a series of issues, graphic novels tell an engaging story in a single book.


Collage of Los Angeles Public Libraries named after women

The 7½ Los Angeles Public Library Branches Named After Women

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Friday, March 11, 2022

The Los Angeles Public Library has seven and a "half" branches dedicated to extraordinary women. Let’s take a look at these women and their namesake libraries for Women’s History Month.


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