When top beadwork artisans, beadwork authors, and contributors in the beading community were interviewed by Lark Jewelry and asked what they considered their inspirational go to books for beading, the following list was created. These books were either treasured and loved, affected their work or development, or simply recommended as excellent, helpful, and instructional. If you are looking for inspiration and instruction in your own bead work, then the Los Angeles Public Library Art Department has these books available for you to check out.
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized the Los Angeles Public Library as one of its ten Top Innovators for 2013 during the ULC Annual Forum, June 27-28, in Chicago. A panel of expert judges selected the Los Angeles Public Library’s Immigrant Integration Initiative from more than 140 applications in the fourth annual ULC Innovations Initiative.
By Eileen Y. and David Brenner
We now have a couple of new LAPL resources for scholars added to our website: the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and JSTOR (Register & Read Program) These two full-text resources for current scholarly research have been added to the Web Resources section of the LAPL website. To access them please go to:
“Songs in the Key of L.A.,” an exhibit of historic sheet music covers from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection, offers a rare view of the powerful role music has played in defining the image of Los Angeles and Southern California. The exhibit, which displays selections from the sheet music collection for the first time, opens July 1 at the Central Library’s First Floor Galleries, 630 W. Fifth St., downtown. Presented in conjunction with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the exhibit is free and open to the public.
In 2011, The Los Angeles Public Library incorporated a component into its Summer Reading Club to actively engage children under the age of five. The four-year-old and younger set, for the first time, received their own age-appropriate folder as encouragement to earn incentives for meeting specific literacy based goals. In the Children’s Literature Department, we had 212 children in this age group sign up for the Summer Reading Club. This was great, but we thought we could do better, so in 2012, we took steps to get our youngest patrons to participate even more!
LAPL’s Summer Lunch program is off to a successful start with more than 600 kids and teens receiving free meals in the first two weeks of the program. The free lunch program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and is open to anyone age 18 and under.
Free lunch is provided from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Central Library and Pacoima Branch Library. The program now entering its third week runs through August 2.
For more information, call Youth Services (213) 228-7480 or the Pacoima Branch Library (818) 899-5203.
Literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens usually reside
upstairs in the Literature and Fiction Department. However, many notable
novelists have written travelogues documenting a particular country at a
specific point in history. These reside in the History Department. If you
cannot escape the Los Angeles heat this summer, wander down to Lower
Level 4 and let a great writer whisk you away to another time and place.