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Read, create and discover by meeting and connecting with authors and illustrators at your library.

Lee, crea y descubre al conocer y compartir con autores e ilustradores en tu biblioteca.


Upcoming Events


author Kelly Gilbert
May 21, 2021 4:00 PM

Come meet award-winning author Kelly Gilbert on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook page as she talks about her latest book When We Were Infinite. Prior to publishing her first book in 2015, Kelly’s work had appeared in the Kenyon Review and the San Jose Mercury News. Since then, her work has been a finalist for the William C. Morris Award and she has facilitated writing workshops at UC San Diego and San Francisco State. Kelly resides in the Bay Area with her family and loves hearing from her fans on her social media channels.

Those attending the virtual program will have an opportunity to win a free book.

Thank you to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.


Author Mike Curato and his book Flamer on a colorful background
June 4, 2021 4:00 PM

Hang out with writer and illustrator Mike Curato on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook page as he shares his book, Flamer. Mike has won several awards for his acclaimed Little Elliot series, which has been translated into over ten languages. He received the Founder’s Award from the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show in 2014 and has worked with Trudy Ludwig, Margarita Engle, Eric Carle, and many more. In addition to being a children’s literature luminary, Mike is also a connoisseur of cupcakes and ice cream.

Those attending the virtual program will have an opportunity to win a free book.

Thank you to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.


artist Jose Ramirez and his book
June 11, 2021 4:00 PM

Come join artist and teacher Jose Ramirez on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook as he discusses his bilingual book, Quinito’s Neighborhood. Jose’s work can be seen locally at Homegirl Cafe, 50 Gallery, and on our library's Summer Reading pages. His work has also been featured at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. and on the popular television series, The Good Wife. Jose has taught at LAUSD for over 23 years and is currently a 3rd-grade teacher at Esperanza Elementary.

Those attending the virtual program will have an opportunity to win a free book.

Thank you to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.


Author Ryan La Sala and his book Be Dazzled on a colorful background
June 18, 2021 4:00 PM

Join author Ryan La Sala on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook page as he talks about his book, Be Dazzled. Ryan’s books have been recognized by Tor.com, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. He has been featured on podcasts such as Write or Die, The Wrong Cat Died, and the First Draft talking about anything and everything, ranging from his writing career to the musical Cats. Ryan currently lives in a creaky apartment in New York City filled with craft supplies and costumes, but only takes up the corporeal form to watch Sailor Moon and attend brunch.

Those attending the virtual program will have an opportunity to win a free book.

Thank you to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.





Funding provided by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund and other generous donors.

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