The Literature & Fiction Department of the Central Library has been collecting theater programs since the late 19th century. During the course of those 100-plus years, we have managed to amass quite a collection. So we are very pleased to announce that a searchable database of these items has just been added to the LAPL web site.
For librarians and teachers and anyone who loves children’s literature, early March is always a little bittersweet, because March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and he is no longer with us. Granted, he’d be 109 years old this year, but still. This year we in the Children’s Literature Department celebrated Dr. Seuss and his legacy in a BIG way. We started on Friday, March 1, with the 2nd Annual Dr.
Have you found yourself in need of a quote from one of the foundational works in the social sciences, philosophy or religion? No circulating copies available at LAPL? Don't give up! Consider using a digital resource (in PDF, HTML and other formats) from one of these websites:
Examples of books found:
The Business & Economics Department at the Central Library is actively buying hard-to-find technical and professional business e-Books for Los Angeles Public Library patrons. To supplement similar material in print format, these e-Books cover a wide range of topics and proficiency levels: finance, accounting, CFA, insurance and real estate exam prep, technical analysis, project management and small business start-up to name a few. Our e-Book selections can be found by browsing the Axis 360 section of the e-Media tab
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn or discover a new language, to enhance your work skills or just to satisfy your curiosity? The International Languages Department is the language learning resource for you.
Within our shelves are hundreds of volumes of many of the world’s popular languages, e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc. However, did you know that we also store other languages? These are some examples:
This week marks the 1-year anniversary of Central Library’s Teen Author Reading Night, a monthly panel where teens, teachers, writers, and fans of young adult literature can meet authors and hear them read from their new books. Since our first panel, over 400 people have come to see bestselling and award-winning authors like Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Rachel Cohn, Lauren Kate, Melina Marchetta, and Ned Vizzini at Central Library.
Sometimes you wake up in the morning and decide you want to build a house. But you don’t just want to build any house. You want an amazing house. The Science, Technology & Patents Department has a collection of books that can help with that.
Many visitors to Central Library are curious to know what the oldest book in our collection might be. In recent months we have been fortunate enough to find out a great deal of new information about a very special item in our Rare Books collection.
In November 2012, the people of the United States of America elected Barack Obama to his second term as president. On March 5, 2013, the city of Los Angeles will start the process of electing a new mayor when it holds its primary nominating election. Also, up for grabs this 2013 election year will be seven seats on the Los Angeles city council, the largest number in more than a decade. As always, there will be various ballot measures to vote on. Hard to keep track of…isn’t it?