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Author Stuart Turton and his latest novel, The Last Murder at the End of the World
Photo of author: Charlotte Graham
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, June 13, 2024

Stuart Turton is the best selling author of The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and...


Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca

Lo nuevo en español para niños: libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Friday, March 1, 2024

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles ofrece los libros más leídos y más esperados para niños. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!

Author Yangsze Choo and her latest novel, The Fox Wife

Interview With an Author: Yangsze Choo

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 29, 2024

Yangsze Choo is the New York Times bestselling author of

1908 Leap Year The Silent Proposal artist August Hutaf Vintage Postcard

Interesting Intercalary (Leap Year) Facts

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A leap year, also known as an "intercalary year" or "bissextile" year, is a calendar year that contains an additional day, or in the case of a lunisolar calendar, an entire month, compared to a "common" year.

Photo by U.S. Army Signal Corps from Library of Congress [U.S. Army Infantry troops, African American unit, marching northwest of Verdun, France, in World War I]

African American Soldiers in World War One

Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, February 27, 2024

World War One broke out in Europe in 1914 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The United States remained officially neutral and stayed out of the war for several years.

Collage of Academy Awards nominated films adapted from books

Read it First!: The 96th Academy Awards

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 26, 2024

The Academy Awards are right around the corner, and, once again, films adapted from books have snagged multiple nominations!

photo of a comic book display

Black Comics: Drawn From the Heart

Amanda Charles, Librarian III, Teen'Scape, Saturday, February 24, 2024

Growing up as a biracial girl in the 1980s and 1990s, there weren't a whole lot of comic books featuring Black and brown characters.

Author Kacen Callender and their latest novel, Infinity Alchemist

Interview With an Author: Kacen Callender

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 22, 2024

Kacen Callender is the bestselling and award-winning author of multiple novels for children, teens, and adults, including the Stonewall Honor Book,

Dr. Hazly and participants pose in front of 5th Street entrance of Central Library

Culture, Health, and Wellness: Our Cultural Heritage Affects How We Take Care of Ourselves

Yvette Cabrera, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Some of the things that first come to mind when we think of culture are the languages, religions, foods, and arts that are a part of the traditions of a specific group of people. But culture is much more than the cuisine and music associated with a particular population.

Author Gareth Brown and his debut novel, The Book of Doors

Interview With an Author: Gareth Brown

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, February 15, 2024

Gareth Brown wanted to be a writer from a very young age, and he completed his first novel as a teenager.

Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

Dig Los Angeles: Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

Tiffney Sanford, Administrative Clerk, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch, located on Central Avenue at 45th Street, is one of the oldest branches in the Los Angeles Public Library system. There is an incredible amount of history that took place within a two-mile radius of the library.