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?
Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. ~John LeCarre
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As part of African American Heritage Month, LAPL's own Photo Librarian remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s time in Los Angeles....
The Social Sciences, Philosophy, and Religion department is featuring a new book display for the month of January: The Philosophy of Feminism.
L.A. Times post on the “Library Services in the Digital Age” report released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
FOCAL (Friends of Children and Literature) has been a force for good and a generous supporter of the Children’s Literature Department since 1979. And from the beginning they have honored books that enrich a child’s appreciation and understanding of California, through the FOCAL Award. On Saturday, January 12, 2013 local children’s literature luminaries and fans met at the Border Grill at Figueroa and Fifth to dine on truly fabulous food and celebrate the winner of the 2012 FOCAL Award, One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street,
The Getty Research Institute exhibit currently at the Central Library, a Nation Emerges – The Mexican Revolution Revealed, tells the story of an uprising that spread like wildfire across Mexico - marking the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in November 1910. The exhibit features photographs from the first decade of the revolution revealing the complexities of the times as recorded by Mexican, European, and American photographers, artists, and journalists – professional and amateur.
On Monday, December 3, 2012 the media room in the Popular Library re-opened to the public with some new equipment, two new self-checkout machines. The installation of these new machines took place over one week in late November, early December. But even before the new equipment was installed, the Popular Library staff worked for months preparing thousands of items for the new equipment.