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My grandmother was born June Eileen Lavonne Nystrom and her husband called her Patty. I know this because my mom told me, and my mom knows this because her mom told her. However, when I first went searching for my grandmother in Census records, nowhere could I find someone who went by the name “June Eileen Lavonne “Patty” Nystrom.”  It turns out she wasn’t really born with the names “June” nor “Eileen,” and “Patty” was just a nickname my grandfather made up.

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.

     Driving, biking or even walking! around LA we see many place names that we have come to take for granted. Many of these place names were inspired by Angelenos who helped create them. These are just a number of the faces behind the places.

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There is something about autumn that makes me nostalgic. I was thinking about my old Economics 101 text, Samuelson and Nordhaus Economics 12th edition. I took a look at our latest edition, the 18th, to refresh my memory and reassure myself that man is a rational entity.

In its fifth week of release, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers List, while on the Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers List this week the new number one

Fall is finally here offering cooler temperatures after a long, hot, and record-setting dry summer. What a wonderful time of year!  Halloween is upon us. Adults and children deciding what to wear in celebration of Halloween. The shopping malls are busy decorating in preparation for the Holiday Season. (Doesn’t it seem like the Holiday Season is starting earlier and earlier every year???) The World Series, the ultimate “Fall Classic,” is about to start. The NBA regular season begins at the end of October.

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