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During his all-too-brief lifetime, Lorenz Hart penned the words to more than 500 songs, many of which have since found their way into the Great American Songbook.  Let's finish up this series with a look at what is believed to be the last lyric Larry wrote--the words to the darkly comic song To Keep My Love Alive.

Imagine receiving a letter from a remote island. Imagine the journey it has ventured to reach the shores of here and now. In what language is the letter? Who is it from? How many years has it been awandering and what adventures has it encountered on its way to us?

Are you trying to remember a detective series you enjoyed, but only the main character's first name comes to mind? Or maybe you'd like to see how many Star Wars novels have been written in the last five years - or figure out the complicated chronology of Bernard Cornwell's Napoleonic wars novels featuring Richard Sharpe.

Locating Love Poetry in the Literature Department
 
Desperate for something special for that someone special this Valentine's Day?  Ask yourself: what's more moving, more enduring, and much cheaper than flowers?  No, not a drug-store stuffed animal -- Poetry!

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington(Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising). Copies of their books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of the Library Store.

As we enter week three of our "I-Heart-Hart-Fest," some of you might be wondering, "What's the big deal about this Hart guy?"  Well, I am here to tell you that it's all about word choice and rhythm.  Lorenz Hart was a master of both.  His genius lay in the way he built very intricate rhyme structures out of seemingly simple words that nestled perfectly into the music or tap-danced straight across it, depending on the needs of the song.

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington(Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising). Copies of their books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of the Library Store.

In her debut novel, screenwriter Amy Talkington cooks up a boarding school murder mystery and ghost story with a dash of romance, too.

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising). Copies of their books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of the Library Store.

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