19 Robert Louis Stevenson The 19th branch library of LAPL, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, is in Boyle Heights — almost East Los Angeles just off Whittier Boulevard. It was built in 1927 and is registered as a Historic Place. It’s a perfect place to spend some of Hispanic Heritage Month, sharing stories. Riley walked straight to the… Continue reading 19 Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library
18 Malabar In Boyle Heights, you find Malabar Branch Library, the 18th branch of LAPL. It is a beautiful little building, next to Wabash Park and Recreation Center. Riley and I made ourselves at home in the colorful and inviting children’s section. There were so many stuffed animals that Riley wanted to hug. We took time… Continue reading 18 Malabar Branch Library
17 Jefferson Branch In South Los Angeles, next to Leslie N. Shaw Park, is the lovely Jefferson – Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library. This branch, number 17, named in honor of Vassie D. Wright, founder of the first Black History celebration in Los Angeles in 1949, celebrated 100 years in 2015! What a great… Continue reading 17 Jefferson – Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library
Brentwood Branch Library West of the 405 you will find #16 Donald Bruce Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is near the The Getty Center and UCLA. The children’s section is right at the front of the library, just past the front desk. Grandma G (who retired from UCLA last year)… Continue reading 16 Donald Bruce Kaufman – Brentwood Branch Library
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