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Pico Union Branch Library

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1030 S. Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone:
213-368-7545
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Kathleen Ellison, Senior Librarian

LAPL Plays!
at the Pico Union Branch Library!

Borrow a play kit and take it home for a week! Each play kit contains a toy, a book, and a list of suggested activities for you and your child to do at home. There are lots of toys to choose from!

Upcoming Events at Pico Union Branch Library
Adult Literacy
Every Monday at 5 pm
Join us in a conversation about what is happening in the world!

Every Tuesday at 3 pm
Everyone is welcome to our Knit and Crochet Circle.  Experienced as well as novice knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Come join us to...

Arts and Crafts
December 20, 2017 4:00PM
Celebrate the holidays by joing us for a fun craft and party!  In addition to making your own Ojo de Dios or Eye of God, we'll have...

Adult Literacy
Every Thursday at 5 pm
Improve your English conversation skills at our weekly conversation class.  No appointment needed; beginners welcome at any time.

Ongoing Events

Student Zone
Pico Union has four computers in our Student Zone reserved exclusively for kids and teens to do homework.  Printing is free for school assignments.  Sign up at the Reference Desk.
Student Zone hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5 pm, and Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm.


Cybernaut
Pico Union's computer aide can answer your computer questions, help with resumes and job applications, and provide one-on-one tutoring for basic computer skills. Pico Union's Cybernaut is available to help you Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30 pm.

Fiction Hot Titles

Non-Fiction Hot Titles

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    What Happened

    Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
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    Leonardo da Vinci

    Isaacson, Walter,
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    We were eight years in power : an American tragedy

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
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    The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

    Manson, Mark,
  • Grant

    Grant

    Chernow, Ron,
  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

    Grann, David,
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    Tyson, Neil deGrasse,
  • Hitler in Los Angeles : how Jews foiled Nazi plots against Hollywood and America

    Hitler in Los Angeles : how Jews foiled Nazi plots against Hollywood and America

    Ross, Steven Joseph,
  • Unbelievable : my front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history

    Unbelievable : my front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history

    Tur, Katy, 1983-
  • Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

    Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

    Wright, Robert, 1957-
  • The Vanity fair diaries : 1983-1992

    The Vanity fair diaries : 1983-1992

    Brown, Tina,
  • Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history

    Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history

    Andersen, Kurt, 1954-
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    Vance, J. D.,
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams

    Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams

    Walker, Matthew P.,
  • Braving the wilderness : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

    Braving the wilderness : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

    Brown, Brene,
  • Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

    Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

    Tan, Amy,
  • The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia

    The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia

    Gessen, Masha,
  • Al Franken, giant of the Senate

    Al Franken, giant of the Senate

    Franken, Al,
  • Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine

    Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine

    Hagan, Joe, 1971-
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • Bobby Kennedy : a raging spirit

    Bobby Kennedy : a raging spirit

    Matthews, Christopher, 1945-
  • Principles

    Principles

    Dalio, Ray, 1949-
  • The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

    The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

    Lewis, Michael (Michael M.),
  • Reckless daughter : a portrait of Joni Mitchell

    Reckless daughter : a portrait of Joni Mitchell

    Yaffe, David, 1973-
  • The plant paradox : the hidden dangers in "healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain

    The plant paradox : the hidden dangers in "healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain

    Gundry, Steven R,
  • We're going to need more wine : stories that are funny, complicated, and true

    We're going to need more wine : stories that are funny, complicated, and true

    Union, Gabrielle,
  • Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Noah, Trevor, 1984-
  • The woman who smashed codes : a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America's enemies

    The woman who smashed codes : a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America's enemies

    Fagone, Jason,
  • Playing with fire : the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics

    Playing with fire : the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics

    O'Donnell, Lawrence,
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    We are never meeting in real life : essays

    Irby, Samantha,
  • Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)

    Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)

    Sedaris, David,
  • Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Fraser, Caroline,
  • Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches

    Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches

    Hodgman, John,
  • The four tendencies : the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too)

    The four tendencies : the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too)

    Rubin, Gretchen,
  • The Sun and Her Flowers

    The Sun and Her Flowers

    Kaur, Rupi, author, illustrator.
  • Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

    Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

    MacLean, Nancy,
  • Devil's bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

    Devil's bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

    Green, Joshua, 1972-
  • Make your bed : little things that can change your life...and maybe the world

    Make your bed : little things that can change your life...and maybe the world

    McRaven, William H. (William Harry), 1955-
  • You don't have to say you love me : a memoir

    You don't have to say you love me : a memoir

    Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
  • Medical medium thyroid healing : the truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', insomnia, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules & Epstein-Barr

    Medical medium thyroid healing : the truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', insomnia, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules & Epstein-Barr

    William, Anthony,
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    From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death

    Doughty, Caitlin,
  • Milk and honey

    Milk and honey

    Kaur, Rupi,
  • You are a badass at making money : master the mindset of wealth.

    You are a badass at making money : master the mindset of wealth.

    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

    Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

    Gay, Roxane,
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
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    Logical family : a memoir

    Maupin, Armistead,
  • Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship

    Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship

    Boyle, Greg,
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    Smitten kitchen every day : triumphant and unfussy new favorites

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    The year of magical thinking

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  • Dog Man : a tale of two kitties [#3]

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    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator.
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    Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the getaway

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the getaway

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  • Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • My little pony.  Friendship is magic

    My little pony. Friendship is magic

    Cook, Katie, 1981-
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    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Elephants cannot dance!

    Elephants cannot dance!

    Willems, Mo.
  • Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Dork diaries 9. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen

    Dork diaries 9. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen

    Russell, Rachel Renee,
  • Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
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    Dog Man. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi. [1]

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- .
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    Dog Man unleashed. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with interior color by Jose Garibaldi. [2]

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- .
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    Dork diaries 8. Rachel Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

    Russell, Rachel Renée,
  • Green eggs and ham

    Green eggs and ham

    Seuss, Dr.
  • The thank you book

    The thank you book

    Willems, Mo, .
  • Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Russell, Rachel Renee,
  • Dork diaries 11. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-friendly frenemy

    Dork diaries 11. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-friendly frenemy

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Are you my mother?

    Are you my mother?

    Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.).
  • Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • How the Grinch stole Christmas

    How the Grinch stole Christmas

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Auggie & me : three wonder stories

    Auggie & me : three wonder stories

    Palacio, R. J.
  • There is a bird on your head!

    There is a bird on your head!

    Willems, Mo.
  • Big Nate from the top

    Big Nate from the top

    Peirce, Lincoln.
  • Pokemon XY

    Pokemon XY

    Kusaka, Hidenori,
  • Hop on Pop

    Hop on Pop

    Seuss, Dr.
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 : the eleventh epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 : the eleventh epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • I'm a frog!

    I'm a frog!

    Willems, Mo, .
  • I will take a nap!

    I will take a nap!

    Willems, Mo, .
  • A big guy took my ball!

    A big guy took my ball!

    Willems, Mo.
  • A turkey for Thanksgiving

    A turkey for Thanksgiving

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-
  • The cat in the hat

    The cat in the hat

    Seuss, Dr.

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