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Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, December 8, 2023

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. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun-looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The library is here to the rescue! Here, we will be...


Author Timothy Janovsky and his latest novel, New Adult

Interview With an Author: Timothy Janovsky

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 28, 2023

Timothy Janovsky is a queer, multidisciplinary storyteller from New Jersey. He holds a degree in theatre and dance from Muhlenberg College.

Author Andrea Campos and her bilingual book, Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure

Stitching Stories of Inclusion: A Conversation With Andrea Campos

Nicholas Clayton, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, September 28, 2023

In the vibrant tapestry of storytelling, Andrea Campos, a Mexican-American New York Times bestselling illustrator and visual artist, has channeled her playful yet purposeful style into diverse projects.

Los Libros performers Peruvian Ensemble INCA

Discovering INCA and the Rich Tapestry of Peru

Maria Bonilla, Librarian, InfoNow, Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Close your eyes and listen to the percussion. Let it take you back to an ancient time when the great Inca empire ruled. La imaginación or imagination (nisqa) makes it easy to see the people with their ritual dances and textiles.

Author and musician Lucky Diaz and his books, La Guitarrista and Paletero Man

Jam With Latin Grammy-Winning Musician Lucky Diaz

Madeline Peña, Principal Librarian, Community Engagement and Outreach, Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Celebrated artist Lucky Diaz, a bilingual musician, songwriter, author, and children’s television personality, stands out as a source of inspiration. With multiple Latin Grammy Awards and nominations for both Grammy and Emmy awards, his work has been recognized on a grand scale.

Eric Brightwell and his maps

Video: L.A. Untangled - Eric Brightwell

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Los Angeles, the sprawling metropolis known for its iconic palm trees, Hollywood glitz, and diverse neighborhoods, has always been a city of unique stories and hidden treasures. And in our latest installment of "L.A.

Author Mayra Cuevas and her novel Does My Body Offend You. Author Jessica Parra and her novel, Rubi Ramos’ Recipe for Success

¡Quiérete! / Love Yourself With Mayra Cuevas and Jessica Parra

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, September 25, 2023

Realistic young adult fiction holds a special place in the hearts of many readers. It is a genre that offers relatable stories and voices that resonate with our communities, a sentiment that holds true regardless of one's age but is particularly crucial for the younger generation.

Author Isabel Quintero and her novel, Photographic

Meet Author Isabel Quintero

Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, Saturday, September 23, 2023

Isabel Quintero is an award-winning writer from the Inland Empire of Southern California.

Authors and performers Isabel Brazon, Andrés López, César Castro, Inés Castel-Branco, Lissette Norman and Canticuénticos

Celebrating Language & Culture With the Los Angeles Libros Festival

Phoebe Swan Guiot, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Friday, September 22, 2023

Literature is celebrated in every language, and authors and illustrators worldwide understand the importance of connecting their work to schools and students.

Author Amiee Gibbs and her debut novel, The Carnivale of Curiosities

Interview With an Author: Amiee Gibbs

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 21, 2023

Amiee Gibbs grew up in rural Maryland, where she still lives on an allegedly haunted road, but has dreams of running away to Ireland.

Author Annette Chavez Macias and her novels, Big Chicas Don't Cry and Too Soon for Adiós

Bridging Hearts and Cultures With Annette Chavez Macias

Celia Avila, Senior Librarian, West Los Angeles Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Sometimes, all you need is to submerge yourself in the pages of a classic romance novel. The allure of passion and drama draws us in, gives us something to root for, and offers a welcome escape from the mundanity of everyday tasks.