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After 31 weeks on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr has attained the number one spot for the first time. The novel, about a blind French girl and a German teenager in World War II, first appeared on the List on May 25, 2014.

Couldn't make it to our last craft program? Never fear! We've got step by step instructions and a video in the post below to help you make your own recycled paper gift bows this holiday season. 

Recycled Paper Gift Bow Instructions: 

1. Take one sheet of paper from a magazine, book, map, or sheet music and cut into

As we near the end of 2014 its time for the best books of the year lists to make their annual appearances.  Here are a sampling of the Best of 2014:

The term conspiracy theory conjures up a range of images in the public imagination. From complex political cover-ups to chemtrails to tinfoil hats, most people have some conception of what a conspiracy theory encompasses and who follows it. A simple Google search with the term ?conspiracy theories? produces over 14 million results, the first several of which provide lists of common held conspiracy theories from both mainstream and alternative press sources.

If you’ve ever taken a tour of the Central Library, you’ve probably heard mention of Hartley Burr Alexander, the man who worked with architect Bertram Goodhue on the theme and symbolism of the historic 1926 building.   But in the course of our one hour tours, we never have enough time to do justice to the vast interests and accomplishments of this Renaissance man.

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.