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.
Railroadiana refers to an avid interest in railroad history and the collection of railroad artifacts (maps, schedules, lanterns, dinnerware, etc.). Railway enthusiasts looking for reference and information sources to help augment a collection or pursue personal interests will find in the Business & Economics Department a significant research collection on railway history. Our department’s collection covers international, American, Californian, and local railroads, as well as, books and other resources on railroad companies, trains (i.e.
Finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced last week. The awards ceremony will take place on April 11 at the Brovard Auditorium on the campus of USC. The the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is being held on the USC campus on April 12 & 13, 2014.
There are 50 finalists in 10 categories:
Once again The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction or Nonfiction Bestseller List this week. Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example by Steve McClatchy debuts in the top spot on the Hardcover Nonfiction list.
Thanks for sticking with me all month long. I hope you liked the poems. Last but not least is an entry from Miss Edna St.