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The Literature and Fiction Department of the Los Angeles Public Library presents
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list this week while Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch remains in the top spot on the Hardcover Fiction list.
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty...
O, these I lack,
To make you garlands of… my sweet friend.
- Perdita, Winter’s Tale (IV, 4)
Image: Suffragettes on parade, LAPL Photo Collection
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.
I grew up in a family of storytellers and so have always had a penchant for a good yarn. Over dinner, my father would tell yarns about our family, about his childhood in Viet Nam, about the War; these were heartfelt and true stories. These stories are meaningful to me and also serve as a document of the past that I will not get to experience firsthand.