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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, […]

Mother holding sleeping child.

This Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day when we celebrate all the amazing mothers and grandmothers in our lives. Try one of these great stories of mothers from all walks […]

Flapper smoking illustration

The Jazz Age. The Roaring Twenties. Whatever you call them, the 1920s were a fascinating time of social and historical change. As April is Jazz Appreciation Month, we’ll take a […]

Folders labeled "Top Secret"

Our One City, One Story month is winding down, but there are still some great films and book discussions coming up to help you delve deeper into Viet Thanh Nguyen’s […]

Vietnamese people in a market

This Saturday, March 18 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Central Library is our One City, One Story Cultural Afternoon where we will celebrate and learn about Vietnamese culture through […]