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¡Se acerca el Día de San Valentín! Como hay amor en el aire queremos hacer de Cupido y reunir sus libros vencidos con nuestros libreros.

This Valentine season, the Los Angeles Public Library is playing cupid to reunite your overdue materials with our library shelves.

As we look towards the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Brazil this summer and possibly a Los Angeles-hosted Olympics in 2024, it's hard to not look back at the 1984 Summer Games which was one of the city's crowning achievements. During two weeks in late July/early August of that year, the United States took home 174 medals, including 83 gold. Photographers from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner newspaper were on hand to capture much of the competition, and those images now permanently reside in the Los Angeles Public Library's photo collection.

¡Este domingo es día de San Valentín! Celébralo con esta lista de canciones románticas que puedes descargar gratis con tu tarjeta de la biblioteca y nuestro servicio Freegal Music. Hemos incluido una guía para ayudarle a utilizar este servicio 

Great moments in history and popular culture happen every day, and ON THIS DAY will share a few of them with you. We’ll also point you to related resources in our collection, helping you to discover classic films, musical favorites, and historical tidbits. The primary focus will be on our e-material – e-books, e-audio, and downloadable and streamable music and film – but physical books and DVDs will also be part of the fun.

Mourned by his many fans across the world, the late David Bowie (1947-2016), famous musician, performer, fashion icon, artist, and actor, is less widely known for his incredible business acumen.  In 1997, Bowie was the first musician to securitize the rights to his royalties by creating bonds that were backed by the future revenues to his albums recorded between 1969 and 1990.  The bonds were sold to the Prudential Insurance Company of America and had a 7.9% annual interest rate over 10 years.  David Bowie received $55 million for the sale of

Welcome to ON THIS DAY! Each day, we'll look at a few moments from history and popular culture. We'll show you where you can rediscover classic movies and music, or read more about great moments in history. We'll point you to e-books, downloadable and streamable music and film, and e-audio; and of course, we haven't forgotten about physical books or DVDs.

In the mood for a good movie? Some toe-tapping music? A thrilling book? ON THIS DAY will lead you to new possibilities every day, tied to interesting moments from history and popular culture. Whether it’s streamable and downloadable music and film, e-books and e-audio, or physical books and DVDs, we hope you’ll find something to enjoy as you pick up a few bits of history each day.

Great moments in history and popular culture happen every day, and ON THIS DAY will share a few of them with you. We’ll also point you to related resources in our collection, helping you to discover classic films, musical favorites, and historical tidbits. The primary focus will be on our e-material – e-books, e-audio, and downloadable and streamable music and film – but physical books and DVDs will also be part of the fun.

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