1. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
  2. ERM Testing & Education Reference Center
  3. State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
  4. Made in L.A.
  5. Full STEAM Ahead: Science Fun for Kids and Teens
  6. Firsts, Seconds and Thirds: African American Leaders in Los Angeles During the 1960s and 70s from the Rolland Curtis Collection

Fiction Hot Titles

Non-Fiction Hot Titles

  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air

    Kalanithi, Paul, author.
  • The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

    The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

    Cooper, Anderson.
  • West of Eden : an American place

    West of Eden : an American place

    Stein, Jean, author.
  • Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Kondo, Marie, author.
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    Kondō, Marie, author.
  • Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
  • Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Mayer, Jane, author.
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
  • All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

    All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

    Traister, Rebecca, author.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Lab girl

    Lab girl

    Jahren, Hope, author.
  • Smarter faster better : the secrets of productivity in life and business

    Smarter faster better : the secrets of productivity in life and business

    Duhigg, Charles, author.
  • Year of Yes

    Year of Yes

    Rhimes, Shonda, author.
  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk

    Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
  • The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

    The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

    Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950- author.
  • The Road to Little Dribbling : Adventures of an American in Britain

    The Road to Little Dribbling : Adventures of an American in Britain

    Bryson, Bill, author.
  • Eat fat, get thin : why the fat we eat is the key to sustained weight loss and vibrant health

    Eat fat, get thin : why the fat we eat is the key to sustained weight loss and vibrant health

    Hyman, Mark, 1959- author.
  • It's all easy : delicious weekday recipes for the super-busy home cook

    It's all easy : delicious weekday recipes for the super-busy home cook

    Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972- author.
  • Seven brief lessons on physics

    Seven brief lessons on physics

    Rovelli, Carlo, 1956- author.
  • Lust & wonder

    Lust & wonder

    Burroughs, Augusten, author.
  • Love, loss, and what we ate

    Love, loss, and what we ate

    Lakshmi, Padma.
  • In other words

    In other words

    Lahiri, Jhumpa.
  • Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939

    Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939

    Hochschild, Adam, author.
  • Whiskey tango foxtrot : strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Whiskey tango foxtrot : strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Barker, Kim, 1970- author.
  • Troublemaker : surviving Hollywood and Scientology

    Troublemaker : surviving Hollywood and Scientology

    Remini, Leah, 1970- author.
  • Why not me?

    Why not me?

    Kaling, Mindy.
  • How not to die : discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease

    How not to die : discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease

    Greger, Michael, author.
  • Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
  • Girls & sex : navigating the complicated new landscape

    Girls & sex : navigating the complicated new landscape

    Orenstein, Peggy, author.
  • Modern romance

    Modern romance

    Ansari, ʻAziz, author.
  • Originals : how non-conformists move the world

    Originals : how non-conformists move the world

    Grant, Adam M, author.
  • At the existentialist cafe : freedom, being, and apricot cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and ot

    At the existentialist cafe : freedom, being, and apricot cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and ot

    Bakewell, Sarah, author.
  • SPQR : a history of ancient Rome

    SPQR : a history of ancient Rome

    Beard, Mary, 1955- author.
  • Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980- author, librettist, composer.
  • Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

    Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

    Cuddy, Amy Joy Casselberry, 1972- author.
  • Furiously happy : a funny book about horrible things

    Furiously happy : a funny book about horrible things

    Lawson, Jenny, 1973-
  • You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life

    Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life

    Perlmutter, David, 1954- author.
  • Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Carmon, Irin, author.
  • My life on the road

    My life on the road

    Steinem, Gloria.
  • The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Brown, Daniel, 1951-
  • The confidence game : why we fall for it... every time

    The confidence game : why we fall for it... every time

    Konnikova, Maria, author.
  • Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble

    Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble

    Lyons, Daniel, 1960- author.
  • Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

    Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

    Desmond, Matthew, author.
  • Boys in the trees : a memoir

    Boys in the trees : a memoir

    Simon, Carly, author.
  • Always hungry? : conquer cravings, retrain your fat cells, and lose weight permanently

    Always hungry? : conquer cravings, retrain your fat cells, and lose weight permanently

    Ludwig, David, 1957-
  • The argonauts

    The argonauts

    Nelson, Maggie, 1973- author.
  • Hunger makes me a modern girl : a memoir

    Hunger makes me a modern girl : a memoir

    Brownstein, Carrie, 1974-
  • The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom

    The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom

    Hartwig, Melissa, author.
  • The food lab : better home cooking through science

    The food lab : better home cooking through science

    Lopez-Alt, J. Kenji.

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What's New at LAPL

  • World Cinema Series: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Join us for the latest film in the World Cinema Series - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Showing at Central Library this Sunday, May 29th, at 1:00pm in Meeting Room A.

  • This is Los Angeles: Movies Made by and about the City

    City Archivist Michael Holland presents a visual tour of lesser-known Los Angeles. Join us at the Central Library on Sunday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m.

  • #TMHealthLA Photography Exhibit

    Trans-Masculine Health Los Angeles is a community driven visibility and social marketing campaign to raise awareness of health issues among transmasculine individuals in the City of Los Angeles. The exhibit is at Central Library during the month of June. Join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m.

  • Alzheimer's Education Workshops

    UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is offering a series of six Alzheimer's Education presentations at various Western-area branches. See the flyer (pdf) for more information.

  • Archie Comics now on hoopla

    Enjoy both the classic and contemporary versions of Archie and the gang, plus well-known friends such as Josie and The Pussycats, and Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

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