fiction

One City One Story Reveal Thursday, September 27 at 5:30pm at the Central Library

Tomorrow, September 27 is the big reveal of our 2019 One City, One Story selection! Come by the Central Library at 5:30 pm to be the first to know what […]

Woman reading on a beach.

Summer is winding down, but if you’re in Southern California, the heat is just getting started! There’s still plenty of beach weather left, so don’t let the kids going back […]

Fantastic Libraries in Fiction

  April 8-14 is National Library Week. In honor of the occasion, we’re celebrating fantastic libraries in fiction. Come on in to the library, check out some books, and work […]

Japanese Americans standing in front of an internment order.

In February we’ll be hosting a Big Read program focusing on the novel When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka and the experience of Japanese Americans who were placed […]

Still image from The Three Musketeers movie starring Douglas Fairbanks.

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! While there are many wonderful ways to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, including learning how to speak Pirate through Mango Languages, our […]

Hot and Steamy Novels

  The heat is on and Southern California is hot, hot, hot. We hope you’re being able to stay cool in this heat wave; remember that you can always come […]

Blurry picture of people with sparklers.

While we are beginning to understand more about how memory works, the idea of amnesia is still a profoundly unsettling disorder because of the way that it strikes at our […]

Man Booker Prize Longlist

The 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist was announced last Wednesday, July 26th.┬áThe British-based Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, provided […]

Matteson Examination of a Witch (1853)

Tomorrow, July 19, 2017 marks the 325th anniversary of the first mass execution of people accused of witchcraft during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. To commemorate the occasion and honor […]

Harry Potter book spines

July 26, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book in Great Britain and the start of a global phenomenon. Translated into 67 languages, […]