“For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years. If this performance is devoid of all egoism, if its guiding motive is unparalleled generosity, if it is absolutely certain that there is no thought of recompense and that, in addition, it has left its visible mark upon the earth, then there can be no mistake.”
The issue of eminent domain continues to be the subject of heated debate: progress versus preservation, the benefit of the many at the cost of the few, the rights of the county over the rights of the individual. However, in the case of the ill-fated Hollywood Museum, there was no debate; the county invoked its power and the individual had no say.
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.
The Underground Newspaper Collection (or Underground Press Collection) is a compilation of alternative/underground newspapers, magazines, newsletters and bulletins (1963-1985) reprinted on microfilm by the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS), later known as the Alternative Press Syndicate (APS). Many of these publications focused on sixties and seventies counterculture in America (a few European and Canadian publications are also included) and were published by a wide range of sources, from local university students to radical political activist groups.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell returns to the #1 spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list after an abssence of a few weeks while Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch remains in the top spot on t
For those not familiar with what tumblr is - in short, tumblr is a combination of a social networking site and a microblogging site. What this means is that people can follow other people’s tumblr blogs, in a type of friends network. However, it is also a microblogging site, which means that tumblr is really best for creating very short blog posts or quick updates. You can choose different colors, graphics and fonts for the way your tumblr blog looks to anyone who views it on-line.
The Literature and Fiction Department of the Los Angeles Public Library presents
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list this week while Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch remains in the top spot on the Hardcover Fiction list.