Eagle Rock Branch Library Children’s author and Los Angeles resident, Andrea J. Loney, visited the Eagle Rock Branch Library for part of the Summer Author Program. We were so excited that we got to attend! (Eagle Rock is branch #32, so we have not officially visited their children’s section. . . but we will get there!)… Continue reading Andrea J. Loney reads her books: Bunny Bear and Take A Picture Of Me, James VanDerZee!
15 Palisades Branch Library In the coastal neighborhood of Pacific Palisades next to Malibu and Santa Monica you will find #15 Branch of LAPL. It is very close to the Getty Villa and the Annenberg Community Beach House. Who doesn’t love a library near the sea? It has a great outdoor reading area and a beautiful children’s… Continue reading 15 Palisades Branch Library
Echo Park Branch Library There is a wonderful book club for adults with mild to severe aphasia called the Aphasia Book Club of Echo Park. It is run by Francie and Mike and meets most Thursday afternoons for two hours at the Echo Park Branch Library (branch #8). Michael Biel is an assistant professor at… Continue reading Aphasia Book Club of Echo Park
14 Vermont Square Vermont Square is the oldest remaining branch library in the LAPL system. It is near the University of Southern California and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. It is one of the three surviving Carnegie libraries in Los Angeles and a designated a Historic-Cultural Monument. There were so many kids in… Continue reading 14 Vermont Square Branch Library
Seattle Public Library My husband John, daughter Riley and I were in Seattle, Washington for a few days and got the pleasure of spending a little time in the Central Library. They have an amazing Children’s Center! There is a – Blast Off To Space! – summer of learning program for kids and adults. I… Continue reading Brief detour to The Seattle Public Library
Edgartown Public Library So we happen to be on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, and of course had to stop at one of the local libraries on the island. There are six public libraries of Massachusettes Libraries here we found out! It is part of the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing CLAMS network. We went to the one we… Continue reading Detour to Edgartown Public Library on Martha’s Vineyard
Baldwin Hills Branch What a wonderful event at the Baldwin Hills Branch Library! We got to meet the illustrator and author Javaka Steptoe and listen to him speak about his award winning book, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. So, technically this branch is number 46, and we are only in the teens… Continue reading Javaka Steptoe reads his Caldecott/Coretta Scott King Winner – Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat