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Upcoming Events at Central Library
August 27, 2015 11:00AM
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August 27, 2015 12:30PM to January 21, 2016 11:00AM

Join us for a free guided mindfulness meditation session led by graduates of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.  Each session...

August 27, 2015 4:00PM to 8:00PM

 

SCORE volunteers will be available in the Business & Econonics Department to provide one-on-one small business counseling...

August 27, 2015 4:30PM to 5:30PM

Books, music, science, crafts, and much, much more for Grades 3-6.

August 28, 2015 3:30PM to 5:00PM

Make new friends while playing games on the X-box 360 Kinect, or the Wii or any of our board games.

August 29, 2015 10:00AM to 12:00PM

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

Tai Chi
August 29, 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...

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August 29, 2015 1:00PM

Love Aaj Kal (Love “now” and “then”) is an Indian romantic comedy-drama, narrating two parallel love stories from aaj (today) and kal (...

August 29, 2015 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Whether you have a dog or a cat, a fish or a frog, a bird or a dragon, or something really exotic, you will enjoy our stories, songs,...

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  • The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    Kondō, Marie, author.
  • Modern romance

    Modern romance

    Ansari, ʻAziz, author.
  • Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy

    Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy

    Apatow, Judd, 1967-
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
  • Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

    Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

    Larson, Erik, 1954-
  • Down the rabbit hole : the curious adventures and cautionary tales of a former Playboy bunny

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

    Madison, Holly, author.
  • The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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

    Brown, Daniel, 1951-
  • The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers

    McCullough, David G.
  • Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir

    Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir

    Martin, Wednesday, author.
  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk

    Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
  • Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Gawande, Atul, author.
  • A fine romance

    A fine romance

    Bergen, Candice, 1946-
  • Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security

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

    Kotlikoff, Laurence J, author.
  • The best team money can buy : the Los Angeles Dodgers' wild struggle to build a baseball powerhouse

    The best team money can buy : the Los Angeles Dodgers' wild struggle to build a baseball powerhouse

    Knight, Molly, author.
  • The road to character

    The road to character

    Brooks, David, 1961- author.
  • The residence : inside the private world of the White House

    The residence : inside the private world of the White House

    Brower, Kate Andersen.
  • Yes please

    Yes please

    Poehler, Amy, 1971- author.
  • Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography

    Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, author.
  • Between you & me : confessions of a comma queen

    Between you & me : confessions of a comma queen

    Norris, Mary (Editor).
  • A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life

    A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life

    Grazer, Brian, 1953-
  • It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war

    It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war

    Addario, Lynsey.
  • Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

    Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

    Rubin, Gretchen Craft.
  • Spinster : a life of one's own

    Spinster : a life of one's own

    Bolick, Kate.
  • Girl in a band

    Girl in a band

    Gordon, Kim, 1953- author.
  • On the move : a memoir

    On the move : a memoir

    Sacks, Oliver W.
  • Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future

    Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future

    Vance, Ashlee, author.
  • Missoula

    Missoula

    Krakauer, Jon.
  • The book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation

    The book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation

    Rivers, Melissa, 1969-
  • Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget

    Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget

    Hepola, Sarah, author.
  • So you've been publicly shamed

    So you've been publicly shamed

    Ronson, Jon, 1967-
  • The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal

    The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal

    Hoffman, David E. (David Emanuel), author.
  • ¡Adios, America! : the left's plan to turn our country into a Third World hellhole

    ¡Adios, America! : the left's plan to turn our country into a Third World hellhole

    Coulter, Ann H, author.
  • Barbarian days : a surfing life

    Barbarian days : a surfing life

    Finnegan, William, author.
  • Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

    Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

    Robbins, Anthony, author.
  • Men explain things to me

    Men explain things to me

    Solnit, Rebecca, author.
  • Ally : my journey across the American-Israeli divide

    Ally : my journey across the American-Israeli divide

    Oren, Michael B., 1955- author.
  • Hold still : a memoir with photographs

    Hold still : a memoir with photographs

    Mann, Sally, 1951- author.
  • So that happened : a memoir

    So that happened : a memoir

    Cryer, Jon, 1965-
  • The 22-day revolution : the plant-based program that will transform your body, reset your habits, and change your life

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

    Borges, Marco.
  • Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"

    Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"

    Dunham, Lena, 1986-
  • Fun home : a family tragicomic

    Fun home : a family tragicomic

    Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
  • How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success

    How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success

    Lythcott-Haims, Julie, author.
  • Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
  • Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life

    Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life

    Perlmutter, David, 1954- author.
  • Infamy : the shocking story of the Japanese American internment in World War II

    Infamy : the shocking story of the Japanese American internment in World War II

    Reeves, Richard, 1936-
  • The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    Ruiz, Miguel, 1952-
  • Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day

    Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day

    Esmonde-White, Miranda, author.
  • Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

    Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

    Essinger, James, 1957-
  • Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America

    Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America

    Leovy, Jill.
  • Outliers : the story of success

    Outliers : the story of success

    Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-

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Recent Blog Posts from Central Library Blog
August 27, 2015
By Central Docents
Our free, daily, art and architecture tour of L.A.'s Central Library almost always begin by taking a look at the exterior of the historic 1926 Goodhue Building.  Architect Bertram Goodhue and... Continued
August 27, 2015
By James Sherman, Librarian
As award-winning author Marilynne Robinson noted in her New York Times Essay “The Book of Books: What Literature Owes the Bible”:  “The Bible is the model for and subject of more art and... Continued
August 25, 2015
By International Languages Department
What is one take away one? Can the answer be expressed in Roman numerals? As a number, the concept of zero has come to us, by way of Arabic, all the way from India. In India, the preferred... Continued
August 24, 2015
By David Kelly, Senior Librarian
No changes to the top of either of the Los Angeles Times Best Seller Lists, Harper Lee's, Go Set a Watchman, remains the #1 book on the Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List for the fourth... Continued

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