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Salvadora Sosa Prieto, Administrative Clerk, Multilingual Collections, May 24, 2024

In the galaxy of entertainment, few events rival the impact of May 25th, 1977. It marked the birth of an intergalactic saga that would captivate hearts and minds across the cosmos. As the Star Destroyer loomed over the screen in pursuit of a Rebel Blockade Runner, audiences were introduced to the formidable presence of Darth Vader, a villain whose legacy would echo through the ages.

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Author Joanne McNeil and her debut novel, Wrong Way

Interview With Author Joanne McNeil

Neale Stokes, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Joanne McNeil’s debut novel, Wrong Way, is a tech satire set in a highly plausible near future.


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The Rainbow Archives Podcast

, Los Angeles Public Library, Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Welcome to Rainbow Archives presented by the Los Angeles Public Library. In this podcast, we explore the remarkable journey of how the LA Public Library has championed services for the LGBTQIA community.


Author Daniel Sweren-Becker and his latest novel, Kill Show: A True Crime Novel

Interview With an Author: Daniel Sweren-Becker

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 16, 2023

Daniel Sweren-Becker is an author, television writer, and playwright living in Los Angeles. His play Stress Positions premiered in New York City at the SoHo Playhouse. He grew up in Manhattan.


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5 datos interesantes de Fernando Llort

Ana Campos, Principal Librarian, Central Library Services, Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Fernando Llort es uno de los pintores más reconocidos de El Salvador. Sus obras de arte se han exhibido por muchas partes del mundo incluyendo Alemania, Estados Unidos, Ecuador, y México. Aquí te brindamos unos datos interesantes de su vida:


Colorize photo of author and illustrator Leo Politi reading to children in the Children’s Literature Department

Leo Politi, Fondly Remembered

Tina Princenthal, Principal Librarian, Central Library Services, Monday, November 13, 2023

Come on a trip with me. We'll time travel to 1938, a difficult time for the United States, slowly recovering from the economic disaster of the Great Depression, but a wonderful time for the recently revived Olvera Street in Los Angeles.


Author Connie Willis and her latest novel, The Road to Roswell

Interview With an Author: Connie Willis

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 9, 2023

Connie Willis is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


Colorized photo of Albert Camus and his novel, The Stranger

Understanding Albert Camus; Novelist, Playwright and Philosopher

John Tommasino, Cybernaut, Van Nuys Branch Library, Monday, November 6, 2023

November 7, 1913, is the birthdate of Albert Camus, one of the most important writers and philosophers of the 20th century.


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Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 3, 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.


Author Lina Rather and her newest book, A Season of Monstrous Conceptions

Interview With an Author: Lina Rather

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, November 2, 2023

Lina Rather is a speculative fiction author and graduate student living in Central New York. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including Lightspeed, Podcastle, and Shimmer.


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, Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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!


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