What We're Reading

Featuring the theme “It’s Written in the Stars: READ,” Teen Read Week 2018 runs from October 7th to 13th. Library staff, after-school providers, and educators use this theme to inspire teens to think and read outside of the box. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW18. To celebrate Teen Read Week, we’re featuring some of the hottest upcoming titles for […]

From the Author

If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you’ll love Claire Evans’ breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet–written out of history, until now. In the video below, Evans talks about the research and writing process for her new book, Broad Band, and explains how the LA Public Library helped her along […]

Book Extras

In the Villains episode that aired on 10/2, Great American Read explored the lessons from novels featuring villains, monsters, and evil forces.How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people behave badly?  They examined the evil characters in our favorite novels to find out why we go to the dark side, […]

What We're Reading

The debut cookbook from L.A.’s phenomenally popular Bestia restaurant features rustic Italian food that is driven by intense flavors, including house-made charcuterie, pizza and pasta from scratch, and innovative desserts inspired by home-baked classics. Here, we’re sharing the recipe for Maple-Ricotta Fritters so you can have a little slice of Bestia in your home. Click for […]