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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...


Collage of albums by African Americans available on Freegal and hoopla

Celebrate African American History Month With Great Music on hoopla and Freegal

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library, Friday, February 18, 2022

February is African American History Month, but every month is a good month to celebrate African American history and culture, and what better place to do so than your local library!

Journalist and editor, Eliza Reid and her first book, Secrets of the Sprakkar

Interview With an Author: Eliza Reid

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

Eliza Reid is a journalist, editor, and co-founder of the annual Iceland Writers Retreat. Eliza grew up on a hobby farm near Ottawa, Canada, and moved to Iceland in 2003, five years after winning a student raffle for a date with the man who later became her husband. That husband, Fudni Th.

Norma Merrick Sklarek in front of the big blue whale

African American History Month Coloring Pages

Vi Ha, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, February 15, 2022

In order to showcase the technology available in the Octavia Lab, celebrate the diversity of Los Angeles, and demonstrate how library resources, such as Tessa, the library's online digital archive, and historical newspaper databases, can be used towards social justice, Octavia Lab staff have been creating

Collage of classic and influential films by African-American directors

Groundbreaking Films by African-American Directors

Alice S., Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Dept. , Friday, February 11, 2022

For many years it was hard to find and watch many classic and influential films by African-American directors: they were not widely distributed, they were not released on home video, or they were thought to be lost.

Tourists viewing Badwater in Death Valley from their car

Desert Daze: 7 Picture Books Celebrating Deserts

Kadie Seitz, Librarian, Youth Services, Thursday, February 10, 2022

California Nouns: People, Places, and Things

Activist Judy Heumann holding her two books, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist and Rolling Warrior

Judy Heumann - Disability Rights Activist

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, February 9, 2022

We Americans owe a profound debt of gratitude to activist Judy Heumann. The chutzpah she has demonstrated through decades of direct action has solidified fundamental civil rights for people with disabilities. An early fight that Ms.

Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Remembering Thích Nhất Hạnh

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Thích Nhất Hạnh, the influential Vietnamese Buddhist monk who achieved a worldwide following with his message of mindfulness, peace, and compassion, died at age 95 on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Collage of books and their movie adaptations

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, February 4, 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.

Author Eva Jurczyk and her first novel, The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Interview With an Author: Eva Jurczyk

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

Eva Jurczyk is a writer and librarian living in Toronto. She has written for Jezebel, The Awl, The Rumpus, and Publishers Weekly.

Left to right: Ram's player Eric Dickerson (#29), and David Hill (#81) give each other a "high-five" at the end of a winning game.

Super Bowl LVI

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept., Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Originally published on Friday, February 1, 2019, now updated for 2022.