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August 1, 2015 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Come share stories and more with STAR Volunteer Debra!  Subject to change without notice.

Tai Chi
August 1, 2015 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Join us for free classic Tai Chi classes by instructor Bill Cheng.  Each class will include an introduction & interpretation of...

August 1, 2015 2:00PM to 3:00PM

We share our favorite musical memories of the summer, with stories, songs, poems, and much, much more!

August 1, 2015 2:00PM

Photographer Dain Blair has a unique view of the city from his home 900 feet above sea level.  His coffee table book captures the...

August 2, 2015 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Come share stories and more with STAR Volunteer Lola!  Subject to change without notice.

August 2, 2015 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Come share stories and more with Brie!  Subject to change without notice.

August 3, 2015 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Check out the latest K-Pop music videos with Dora.

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    Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

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    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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    Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy

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    Down the rabbit hole : the curious adventures and cautionary tales of a former Playboy bunny

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    Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

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    The road to character

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    The residence : inside the private world of the White House

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    Between you & me : confessions of a comma queen

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    Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security

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    So you've been publicly shamed

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    Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, author.
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    Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

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    On the move : a memoir

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  • Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

    Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

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    Spinster : a life of one's own

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    The 22-day revolution : the plant-based program that will transform your body, reset your habits, and change your life

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    Perlmutter, David, 1954- author.
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    Forgiveness : a memoir

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    Salt : a world history

    Kurlansky, Mark.
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    Goddesses never age : the secret prescription for radiance, vitality, and well-being

    Northrup, Christiane.
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    The opposite of spoiled : raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money

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    Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body

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Recent Blog Posts from Central Library Blog
July 29, 2015
By Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department
In recent years, high school education in America has evolved to prepare students for the changing demands of entry level careers, vocational and technical schools and introductory college courses.... Continued
July 28, 2015
By Eileen Y., Librarian
Would you like to know how you can download free movies from the library’s website?  Would you like to know how to download free music which you can actually keep?  Would you like to know... Continued
July 27, 2015
By International Languages Department
Please join us for free classic Tai Chi classes by Instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include introduction and interpretation of classic Tai Chi forms, exercises, as well as questions and answers... Continued
July 20, 2015
By Central Docents
Our free, daily, art and architecture tour of L.A.'s central library begins in the 1926 Goodhue Building, famous for its sculpture, murals, painted ceilings, and wonderful architecture.  The... Continued

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