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**.
The archeaologist Howard Carter toiled in Egypt for three decades with little success. Under the sponsorship of Lord Carnarvon, he spent seven years searching the Valley of the Kings for the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. Yet by November of 1922, Carter's luck was running out. Carnarvon made it very clear that this would be their last season. Down to his last chance, on November 4, 1922, Carter finally got a break when an Egyptian water boy found a step in the desert. This step eventually led to the tomb of Tutankhamen.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is #1 for an ninth week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List. For the second week in a row there are no debuts on the Fiction List. Two books return to the list after a short absence, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert and Allegiant by Vernoica Roth.
Angelenos across the city cheered the return of Sunday library service at ribbon cutting celebrations held at nine libraries last Sunday, January 12. At the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman José Huizar and City Librarian John F. Szabo were joined by 300 community members at a press conference for the re-openings. The ribbon cuttings at all nine libraries were followed by special family programs and refreshments throughout the day.
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Central Library - Meeting Room A
Looking for a place to meet up with your friends in downtown Los Angeles where you can get free wireless connectivity and a big table to meet and work or even watch a movie on a big screen TV if you like? Or maybe you just want to get out of the house and go some place where you can learn something new, do your homework or escape into something new.
"This is why Hitchcock's films will survive, because they give food for thought. They unsettle us and we don't know why. They do not assume we are morons, they let us work things out for ourselves. Eventually, we work out that Hitchcock is telling us that there are no pat solutions to life, that things don't necessarily work out right in the end." -Paul Duncan