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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 Julian David Stone and his latest novel, It’s Alive

Interview With an Author: Julian David Stone

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 7, 2022

Julian David Stone grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, eventually relocating to Los Angeles to study filmmaking and then enter the entertainment business.


Leo Politi and his muse, Alicia, in front of his drawing of her, 1972

Art in the Library: Vermont Square Branch Library

Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian, Angeles Mesa Branch Library, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Vermont Square Branch Library is one of three extant Carnegie libraries in the Los Angeles Public Library system.


3 Spanish book covers

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

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, July 5, 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!


Children listening to a man at an Arden Ice Cream truck.

The Scoop on National Ice Cream Month

Donna Marie Atmur, Children's Librarian, Harbor City - Harbor Gateway Branch Library, Saturday, July 2, 2022

There is nothing like the cool sweet taste of ice cream on a blazing day. Ice cream is my all-time favorite dessert and I know I’m not alone. For many, the thought of this refreshing treat evokes idyllic childhood memories of blissful summer days.


Author Paul Cornell and his latest novel, Rosebud

Interview With an Author: Paul Cornell

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 30, 2022

Paul Cornell has written episodes of Elementary,


Author Timothy Janovsky and his latest novel, Never Been Kissed

Interview With an Author: Timothy Janovsky

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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


Author Shelby Van Pelt  and her first novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures

Interview With an Author: Shelby Van Pelt

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, June 23, 2022

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby Van Pelt lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family.


Collage of four books about LGBTQIA experience

LGBTQIA Pride Month Book Talk

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

We celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Heritage Month in June! We are recommending recent critically acclaimed titles from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection which share the voices and history of this community.


Author Regina Kanyu Wang and her latest work collection, The Way Spring Arrives

Interview With an Author: Regina Kanyu Wang

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Regina Kanyu Wang, an editor, is a bilingual writer from Shanghai who writes both in Chinese and English.


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