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Couldn't make it to our last craft program? Never fear! We've got step by step instructions and a video in the post below to help you make your own recycled paper gift bows this holiday season. 


Recycled Paper Gift Bow Instructions: 

1. Take one sheet of paper from a magazine, book, map, or sheet music and cut into

The term conspiracy theory conjures up a range of images in the public imagination. From complex political cover-ups to chemtrails to tinfoil hats, most people have some conception of what a conspiracy theory encompasses and who follows it. A simple Google search with the term ?conspiracy theories? produces over 14 million results, the first several of which provide lists of common held conspiracy theories from both mainstream and alternative press sources.

If you’ve ever taken a tour of the Central Library, you’ve probably heard mention of Hartley Burr Alexander, the man who worked with architect Bertram Goodhue on the theme and symbolism of the historic 1926 building.   But in the course of our one hour tours, we never have enough time to do justice to the vast interests and accomplishments of this Renaissance man.

An appropriate part of our collection to be mentioned on our blog approaching the Holidays Season.

“Advertising is totally unnecessary. Unless you hope to make money.” – Jeff I. Richards.

During the post-World War II era, the San Fernando Valley came to exemplify the explosion of suburban growth that was taking place on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Valley Times newspaper (1946-1970) was there to document it all.

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