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Picture a book that can gracefully endure the trials of the centuries – the water, the fire, the sword. What will this book be about? In what language will it be? There is an old legend about an artist-scribe who was being burned along with a precious manuscript. As the fire was consuming them both, his disciples asked, “What do you see?” And he replied, “The manuscript seems to be burning, yet the letters are flying away.”

Did you miss out on our origami bookmark program this weekend? We've got you covered with step-by-step instructions for both of the origami bookmark designs taught


How to make a heart-shaped bookmark

1. Start with a piece of paper measuring 5' by 2.5' 

2. Fold your rectangle in half lengthwise, with the side you would like to be visible on the outside.

3. Then, fold this in half width wise.

4. Unfold your last fold.

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.

LAPL Docents have been giving free daily tours of the Central Library since the early 1980's.  We are guides who love the art, architecture, and backstory of the library, and volunteer to share our passion with others.  Some of us are retired, some are juggling tours with full time jobs.  Some of us have been touring for decades, others are recent graduates of our top notch training program.  This is the first in a series of feature stories about LAPL docents.

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