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Giovanna Mannino, Director
Upcoming Events at Central Library
April 17, 2014 12:30PM to May 29, 2014 1:00PM

Join us for a free guided mindfulness meditation session. Each session will include opening comments, a guided meditation and/or silent...

April 17, 2014 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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April 17, 2014 7:15PM to 9:00PM

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April 19, 2014 10:00AM

On the following Saturdays in the History/Genealogy Dept – LL4:  there will be a genealogy librarian available to answer...

April 19, 2014 10:00AM to 12:00PM

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Ongoing Events

Genealogy Research - There will be a genealogy librarian available to answer in-person questions at the History & Genealogy Dept. Reference Desk, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on most Mondays and Saturdays. Call Central Library at 213-228-7000 to confirm dates.

Fiction Hot Titles

Non-Fiction Hot Titles

  • David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants

    David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants

    Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
  • Flash boys

    Flash boys

    Lewis, Michael.
  • Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar--your brain's silent killers

    Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar--your brain's silent killers

    Perlmutter, David, 1954- author.
  • Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade

    Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade

    Kirn, Walter, 1962-
  • My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel

    My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel

    Shavit, Ari, author.
  • Little failure : a memoir

    Little failure : a memoir

    Shteyngart, Gary, 1972-
  • The body book : the law of hunger, the science of strength, the power of knowledge, and other ways to love your amazing body

    The body book : the law of hunger, the science of strength, the power of knowledge, and other ways to love your amazing body

    Diaz, Cameron, author.
  • The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

    The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

    Edsel, Robert M.
  • Uganda be kidding me

    Uganda be kidding me

    Handler, Chelsea.
  • Showtime : Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty of the 1980s

    Showtime : Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty of the 1980s

    Pearlman, Jeff.
  • You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood's golden age

    You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood's golden age

    Wagner, Robert, 1930-
  • I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

    I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

    Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- author.
  • The sixth extinction : an unnatural history

    The sixth extinction : an unnatural history

    Kolbert, Elizabeth.
  • The blood sugar solution 10-day detox diet : activate your body's natural ability to burn fat and lose weight fast

    The blood sugar solution 10-day detox diet : activate your body's natural ability to burn fat and lose weight fast

    Hyman, Mark, 1959- author.
  • The wolf of Wall Street

    The wolf of Wall Street

    Belfort, Jordan.
  • Daily rituals : how artists work

    Daily rituals : how artists work

    Currey, Mason.
  • The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind

    The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind

    Kaku, Michio.
  • Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search

    Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search

    Sixsmith, Martin.
  • The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America

    The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America

    Chua, Amy, author.
  • The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day

    The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day

    Hand, D. J. (David J.), 1950-
  • All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood

    All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood

    Senior, Jennifer.
  • Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War

    Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War

    Harris, Mark, 1963-
  • Twelve years a slave

    Twelve years a slave

    Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
  • Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead

    Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead

    Sandberg, Sheryl.
  • The story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC-1492 AD

    The story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC-1492 AD

    Schama, Simon, author.
  • Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune

    Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune

    Dedman, Bill.
  • The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are

    The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are

    Brown, Brené.
  • Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth

    Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth

    Aslan, Reza.
  • How we die : Reflections on life's final chapter

    How we die : Reflections on life's final chapter

    Nuland, Sherwin B.
  • Johnny Carson

    Johnny Carson

    Bushkin, Henry.
  • My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind

    My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind

    Stossel, Scott.
  • 10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story

    10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story

    Harris, Dan, 1971-
  • One summer : America, 1927

    One summer : America, 1927

    Bryson, Bill.
  • Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics

    Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics

    Krauthammer, Charles, 1950- author.
  • A short guide to a long life

    A short guide to a long life

    Agus, David, 1965-
  • Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war

    Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war

    Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
  • Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance

    Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance

    Angwin, Julia, author.
  • The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism

    The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism

    Goodwin, Doris Kearns, author.
  • Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

    Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

    Hillenbrand, Laura.
  • Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America

    Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America

    Jacobsen, Annie.
  • The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

    The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

    Taibbi, Matt.
  • Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

    Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

    Brosh, Allie.
  • Mind over medicine : scientific proof you can heal yourself

    Mind over medicine : scientific proof you can heal yourself

    Rankin, Lissa, 1969-
  • L.A. son : my life, my city, my food

    L.A. son : my life, my city, my food

    Choi, Roy, author.
  • Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder

    Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder

    Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-
  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
  • Killing Jesus : a history

    Killing Jesus : a history

    O'Reilly, Bill.
  • This is the story of a happy marriage

    This is the story of a happy marriage

    Patchett, Ann, author.
  • Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison

    Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison

    Kerman, Piper.
  • A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive

    A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive

    Pelzer, David J.

Children's Hot Titles


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April 17, 2014
By David Kelly, Senior Librarian

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April 14, 2014
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April 14, 2014
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