As African American Heritage Month draws to a close, I would like to bring your attention to a largely unknown chapter of American history.
“Well, write poetry, for God’s sake, it’s the only thing that matters.” —e.e. cummings
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.
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower by Michael Pillsbury is the new number one title on the Los Agneles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List this week.
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.
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.