Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! So here's a sweet treat for you courtesy of Sara Teasdale, an American poet who lived from 1884-1933. Teasdale (pictured above) hailed from St. Louis and moved to New York in 1916 with her husband Ernst Filsinger. In 1918, she became the first woman to be awarded the Columbia University Poetry Society Prize (better known today as the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry).
What better way to celebrate Cupid's favorite month than with some lovely poetry? Sure, I could have plastered up a big ol' list of books, but a wonderfully written poem is a delicacy to be savored. So all February long, I'll be serving up one love poem a week in this very spot.
All of these poems are in the public domain, so don't expect to see any super-new stuff. But love is a timeless topic, don't you think? And these master works certainly capture the universal aspects of romantic love.
Tired of wandering around 16,560 square feet of stacks in Business & Economics Department looking for the 338’s? Let us help -- reset your LAPL-GPS mapping system with our new transportation themed bookshelf signage. The department has renamed major sections of the book stacks according to the Los Angeles freeway system and other major transportation byways. We completed this major transportation project on time and on budget, without spending a dime of Federal shovel-ready stimulus dollars.
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On Saturday, February 8, Central Library will welcome six bestselling, award-winning authors to discuss their books and sign copies for fans. Anna Carey, Melissa de la Cruz, Robin LaFevers, Gretchen McNeil, Victoria Schwab, and Margaret Stohl will be in Teen’Scape for a discussion panel starting at 1pm, with book sales and signings to follow.
Here’s a sneak preview of the authors and their books:
Having a brain can be exhausting, especially when you feel like you are not using it particularly well. Like, for example, when you lock your keys in the car because you’re so busy thinking about how to open a blog post.
Not that anything like that has ever happened to me. I’m completely organized. I’m just saying. Wait, where’s my phone? …
It's ok! I found it. I'm not sure how it ended up in the refrigerator**.