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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 Gigi Pandian and her latest book, Under Lock & Skeleton Key

Interview With an Author: Gigi Pandian

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 8, 2022

Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling and multiple award-winning author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt myst


Author Duncan Tonatiuh and his books, Feathered Serpent and The Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth, Undocumented: A Worker's Fight, and La princesa y el guerrero: Historia de dos volcanes

L.A. Libros Fest: Entrevista con Duncan Tonatiuh

Eva Mitnick, Director, Youth Services, Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Duncan Tonatiuh es un galardonado autor-ilustrador. Es Mexicano y Estadounidense. Creció en San Miguel de Allende, México y se graduó de la Parsons School of Design y de Eugene Lang College en la ciudad de Nueva York.


Three films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 6, 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.


Artist Kat Fajardo and her graphic novel, Miss Quinces

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Kat Fajardo

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, September 2, 2022

Kat Fajardo is an award-winning comic artist who loves making playful art about self-acceptance and Latine culture for young readers. Kat is known for their self-published autobiographical zines such as Gringa! and Bandida.


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, Thursday, September 1, 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 J.M. Miro and and his debut novel, Ordinary Monsters

Interview With an Author: J.M. Miro

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 1, 2022

J.M. Miro lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest.


Author David Bowles and his books, Clockwork Curandera and Tales of the Feathered Serpent

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With David Bowles

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, August 30, 2022

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over two dozen award-winning titles, most notably They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns.


Illustrator and writer Mirelle Ortega and her book, Love Sugar Magic

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Mirelle Ortega

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, August 26, 2022

Mirelle Ortega is a Mexican illustrator and writer for kidlit and Animation based in Los Angeles, CA.


Author Luivette Resto and her latest poetry book, Living on Islands Not Found on Maps

Interview With an Author: Luivette Resto

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, August 25, 2022

Luivette Resto attended Cornell University, where she earned her BA in English Literature and a minor in U.S. Latinx history.


Author Claudia Castro Luna and her book, Cipota Under the Moon

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Claudia Castro Luna

Deborah Spector, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Claudia Castro Luna served as Washington’s State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2021), is an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2017).


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