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Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more for ages 2 - 5. Reservations required for groups of five or...
Bring your latest project and your lunch, and join us for an informal knitting and crochet get-together.
Join us for a free guided mindfulness meditation session. Each session will include opening comments, a guided meditation and/or silent...
The Los Angeles Public Library is dusting off its 16mm projector for a special one-time screening with live musical accompaniment!
Make new friends while playing games on the X-box 360 Kinect, the Wii or any of our various board and card games.<.
Have you ever thought about starting your own business?
Magician Tony Daniels proves that reading really is magic in this funny and magical show.
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
The Silkworm : a Cormoran Strike novel.
China Dolls : a novel
The heist : a novel.
All the light we cannot see : a novel
Top secret twenty-one : a Stephanie Plum novel.
Mr. Mercedes : a novel
One plus one : a novel
Personal : a Jack Reacher novel.
The invention of wings : a novel
All fall down
Gone girl : a novel
Act of war : a thriller
The husband's secret
Everything I never told you
Field of prey.
Delicious! : a novel
The book of life : a novel
The one & only : a novel
Me before you
California : a novel
You should have known
The burning room.
The gods of guilt
Midnight in Europe : a novel
Natchez burning : a novel
Frog music : a novel
The fever : a novel
Lucky us : a novel
Written in my own heart's blood : a novel
The cuckoo's calling
The care and management of lies : a novel of the Great War
Big little lies
Fifty shades of Grey
Non-Fiction Hot Titles
Capital in the twenty-first century
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants
Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain
Business adventures [by] John Brooks.
Blood feud : the Clintons vs. the Obamas
Let's just say it wasn't pretty
Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar--your brain's silent killers
Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison
Diary of a mad diva
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal
Outliers : the story of success
The madwoman in the Volvo : my year of raging hormones
The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap
I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban
The body book : the law of hunger, the science of strength, the power of knowledge, and other ways to love your amazing body
I said yes to everything : a memoir
A fighting chance
No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state
The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day
The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee
Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings
The confidence code : the science and art of self-assurance -- what women should know
Heaven is for real : a little boy's astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption
I don't know what you know me from : confessions of a co-star
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin
My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel
The blood sugar solution 10-day detox diet : activate your body's natural ability to burn fat and lose weight fast
How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking
The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames
Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder
How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines
The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are
Daily rituals : how artists work
The phantom of Fifth Avenue : the mysterious life and scandalous death of heiress Huguette Clark
Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune
Toss the gloss : beauty tips, tricks & truths for women 50+
Sons of wichita : how the Koch brothers became america's most powerful and private dynasty.
The glass castle : a memoir
Stress test : reflections on financial crises
Take this man : a memoir
YA Hot Titles
The fault in our stars
If I stay : a novel
The maze runner
City of heavenly fire
Eleanor & Park
We were liars
Four: A Divergent Story Collection
The House of Hades
Thirteen reasons why
The son of Neptune
The lost hero
The mark of Athena
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Dorothy must die
The Titan's curse
The sea of monsters
The death cure
The blood of Olympus
Where she went
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Ruin and rising
The book thief
The Scorch trials
To all the boys I've loved before
The Scorch trials
City of lost souls
Champion : a legend novel.
Hollow City : the second novel of Miss Peregrine's children.
City of bones
The city of Ember
The house of the scorpion
Code name Verity
City of fallen angels
Children's Hot Titles
Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck
Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel
Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever
Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth
Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days
Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw
Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules
Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal
Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star
Tales from a not-so-talented pop star
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Minecraft essential handbook
Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
The one and only Ivan
Because of Winn-Dixie
Out of my mind
Soccer on Sunday
The day the crayons quit
Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures
When you reach me
Minecraft. written by Nick Farwell ; illustrations by James Burlinson, Theo Cordner. Redstone Handbook
The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane
How to train your dragon
Walk two moons
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
The unfairest of them all
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
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