One Book, One County

One Book, One County is a community reading program bringing together 18 library districts in Los Angeles County! From June 1 - July 27, 2024, all participating libraries, including Burbank Public Library, will be reading and discussing L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón.
This community reading program fosters collaboration, education, and conversation across our county and emphasizes the power of connected libraries to create connected communities. To learn more about this year’s book, visit

Where to Get the Book

  • Simultaneous use of the title will be available on Libby, starting in June (Spanish and English versions).
  • Limited quantities of free copies will be available at Little Free Libraries and for those who sign up for book discussions and upcoming adult programming. 
  • Physical copies will be available in the collection.

OBOC Programs

Join Burbank Public Library this summer for our One Book, One County programs, including book discussions, a craft workshop, and more. We'll also participate in a live event on Saturday, July 27 from 5 - 7 pm with the author! Check our Events Calendar for our full program listing.

Author Talk: Writing from Our Immigrant Hearts
2:00 - 3:30 pm Saturday, June 15 at Buena Vista Branch Library
Dr. Thelma T. Reyna will moderate a round-robin discussion about the authors’ personal stories, visions, dreams, and experiences as they left their original cultures and started new lives in the US. Afterwards, the authors will read excerpts from their books, both prose and poetry. These five writers, coming from distinct backgrounds, remind us that we all embody similar values, hopes, and goals for what it means to be part of a harmonious, inclusive, just, and respectful society.

L.A. Weather: Book Discussion
7:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday, July 25 at Buena Vista Branch Library
In L.A. Weather, María Amparo Escandón drops us into the Rancho Verde four-bedroom home of the Alvarados, a wealthy Mexican American family harboring a host of secrets and lies. The novel is a rich tapestry, chock-full of human drama set against the backdrop of a record-breaking California drought, and it's written with a great deal of energy and love for its characters. Enjoy some tea and good company as we delve deeper into this New York Times Bestseller.

Mini-Book Project
2:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday, July 28 at Buena Vista Branch Library
Commemorate your participation in One Book, One County 2024! Make your own charm or earrings to commemorate your participation in reading One Book One County's L.A. Weather along with fellow Burbank readers.