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Daffodils,

That come before the swallow dares, and take

The winds of March with beauty...

O, these I lack,

To make you garlands of… my sweet friend.

 - Perdita, Winter’s Tale (IV, 4)

Would you like to improve your social life? Come to the library more often! According to a new report by Pew Research Center, 30% of Americans are highly engaged with public libraries—this group is more active in their communities and more likely to socialize with family and friends.

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.

 

I grew up in a family of storytellers and so have always had a penchant for a good yarn. Over dinner, my father would tell yarns about our family, about his childhood in Viet Nam, about the War; these were heartfelt and true stories. These stories are meaningful to me and also serve as a document of the past that I will not get to experience firsthand.

No changes to the top spots in the both the Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Best Seller Lists this week.  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List this week as it has been for 17 of its 18 weeks on the list.  Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath, which has been on the list for 21 weeks is on top of the Hardcover List.

I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe it’s because of my love for all things 1960’s or because I treasured my family’s Friday nights at Lamppost Pizza as a kid.  It might be the simultaneous bombardment of lights and sounds, compounded with the tactile quality of the flippers and the shock waves the careening ball would send up and down the machine.  It certainly doesn’t hurt that almost anyone can find the perfect machine for them.

After a few weeks of being out of the number one spot on the on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction list, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell is back in the top spot in its 20th week of release.  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction or Nonfiction Bestseller List this week as it has been for much of its 17 weeks on the list.

The Los Angeles Public Library is a finalist for the nation’s highest honor given to a library or museum: the National Medal awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The award is given to institutions in recognition of service to the community and for making a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

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