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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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Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson and latest book, Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

Interview With an Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, October 6, 2022

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the author of the #1 bestselling


Art at the John Muir Branch Library

Art in the Library: John Muir Branch Library

Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library, Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The John Muir Branch Library was built in 1930, based upon a design by architect Henry Francis Withey in the Italian Renaissance style, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Zine author, Kelli Callis and her many zines

Interview With Zine Maker - Kelli Callis

Lorena Villegas, Young Adult Librarian, Cypress Park Branch Library, Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Kelli Callis is a recovering riot grrrl and English teacher in the suburbs of L.A.


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, October 3, 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!


Inside of a medieval church, close-up of a church sanctuary

All the Monks and None of the Dragons

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, October 3, 2022

What comes to mind when the phrase “Middle Ages” comes up? You probably think of stories of knights in armor jousting. Or sitting through a history class where someone tried to teach you about the feudal system. Or some horrific forms of medical treatment or criminal punishment.


Author Conner Habib and his debut novel, Hawk Mountain

Interview With an Author: Conner Habib

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 29, 2022

Conner Habib hosts the podcast Against Everyone With Conner Habib, which covers topics like punk rock, philosophy, pornography, and occultism.


Authors Clare L. Evans, Brian Merchant and book,Terraform

In Conversation With Claire L. Evans and Brian Merchant

Neale Stokes, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Terraform: Watch/Worlds/Burn is the first Anthology of "near-future" speculative fiction from Terraform, Vice's science-fiction vertical.


Zine author, John Dishwasher and his zine, Reuben the Guide

Interview With Zine Maker - John Dishwasher

Lorena Villegas, Young Adult Librarian, Cypress Park Branch Library, Monday, September 26, 2022

John Dishwasher is a writer and zine maker based in Southern California's San Jacinto Valley. His Zine from the Future Describing the End of Civilization was named a finalist for Best Political Zine of 2021 by Broken Pencil Magazine.


Nathalia with her guitar and 2 CDs

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Nathalia

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Thursday, September 22, 2022

A native of Colombia, Nathalia moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released five children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.


red orange yellow flames with banned books

Banned Books Week: 2022

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Literature & Fiction, Thursday, September 22, 2022

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


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