New number ones on both the Fiction and Nonfiction lists and a trio of debuts in the Hardcover Fiction top ten highlight this week's Los Angeles Times Best Sellers lists.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge and City Librarian John Szabo unveiled a long forgotten historic library monument to the public for the first time in decades on Monday at the Memorial Branch Library.
The stone monument formerly sat in front of the Los Angeles Central Library, which was constructed in 1926. After the library was renovated from 1988 through 1993, the monument was moved to a city storage yard in Griffith Park.
“’Scottsboro Boys’ [is] a dazzling show about a travesty. The tale of the unjustly accused Scottsboro Nine is reenacted as an irreverent carnival show with stinging and stunning effect at the Ahmanson Theatre.”
-Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
In conjunction with the CenterTheatreGroup’s production of “Scottsboro Boys,” the Social Science/Philosophy/Religion Department of the Los Angeles Public Library created a display related to the trial and subject matter.
Take a look at the randomly selected titles above – did you know how diverse our paper holdings are? After all budget cuts and loss of many titles, after having more and more periodicals included in databases or available on the internet, lots of business magazines with trade or industry focus are still being offered for research and browsing in the Business & Economics Department.
Almost a year after first hitting the Hardcover Fiction list, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is back in the top ten at number eight. If you have been discouraged from placing a hold on Gone Girl because you thought the wait would be too long it might be a good time to get on the list. Jo Nesbo's latest Det.
An extremely popular service that the Art, Music and Recreation Department provide that not everyone may know about is orchestral service. Our orchestral music collection contains scores and parts that are loaned to orchestras and performing groups in Southern California. The service area includes the following ten counties: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern and Imperial.
Do you or someone you know speak a language other than English?
Are you looking for reading material in another language?
Or do you want to learn a new language?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should visit the International Languages Department located on the first floor of the Central Library.
We have a wide variety of reading material (both fiction and non-fiction) & language-learning material available in many languages including:
Teens! It’s time for Summer Reading Club at the Central Library. And that means it’s time for summer fun, new friends, new books, fun activities, and prizes!
Starting this week, you can stop by Teen’Scape to sign up for summer reading, get your game card, and claim your first prize (an always-stylish Los Angeles Public Library tote bag).
We’re going to be offering all kinds of activities that revolve around cooking, baking, kitchen concocting, and, of course, EATING to match our summer reading theme, Reading Is So Delicious!
It took one New York Times op-ed piece by a very famous celebrity to show how the matter of our genes, genetic testing, health care system, and intellectual property system are all intertwined. We hope to give you some resources to better understand all of the issues dealing with a set of letters that is in the news: BRCA.