We got to visit the 46th branch of the LAPL this week, the Baldwin Hills Branch Library! This wonderful library is in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Baldwin Hills. We got to visit this branch in the correct order this time (our public library journey is in order of all 72 library branch numbers, and Central Library of course), since last time we were here it was for a Summer Author Series in 2017. I’ve been following one of their outstanding librarians for a while now on Twitter, Ziba Perez Zehdar and you should too!
We spent time in the children’s section – playing, tumbling (sorry), and reading. Riley and G and me.
Riley has even started taking pictures, like this one of me. I guess she’s tired of being on the other end of the lens. She even says, “That’s a good one” after she takes a picture.
We picked out a few books – and then visited the Zine Library…
This is a great library, but then it even has its own Zine Library! It’s quite amazing. “Zines are really any folded piece of paper with information on it,” says Ziba.
Riley liked the zines! Especially since we could check them out, along with our books. Maybe we’ll try to make one sometime. . . or I guess I will since Riley does not yet write or type, really.
We enjoyed all of the materials we took home.
The zines we got were:
Lexicon of Dogitude by Jilian Sandell;
New Skin by Jessica Tyler;
A to Z of uncommon Phobias by Sanaa Khan;
and, Before I Forget What I Read – Formerly: Lower East Side Librarian Reading Log by Jenna Freedman (which I absolutely loved!)
We got a bunch of picture books as always:
A board book, Let’s Go, Bobby! by Ruth Wielockx;
Lola Gets A Cat by Anna McQuinn and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw;
Home by Shelley Rotner & Amy Goldbas, photography by Shelley Rotner;
Oops Pounce Quick Run! An Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy;
A Caldecott Honor Book, Snow, by Uri Shulevitz;
One Family by George Shannon, pictures by Blanca Gomez;
Cat On The Bus by Aram Kim;
Heartbeat by Evan Turk;
The House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand;
Happy Halloween and Día De Los Muertos!
Don’t forget to vote on November 6, 2018!!! You can drop off mail-in ballots at Baldwin Hills branch and at many other LAPL branches. And after you vote – join Conchas y Cafe Zine: Adult Creative Writing Workshop and try making a zine — or join in at Family Storytime ! Check out other Fall Traditions around LAPL too.
If you are a new immigrant to the US, check out the resources at LAPL!
There are always amazing things happening at your local public library. Go visit one.