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Wilshire Branch Library

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Address:
149 N. Saint Andrews Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone:
(323) 957-4550
Fax:
(323) 957-4555
Email:
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Librarian:
Madeleine Kerr Ildefonso, Senior Librarian

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society designated the Wilshire Branch as a Historic Landmark - 1999 Historic Landmark Award #66. The collection highlights Korean and Spanish Films and contains a good selection of other foreign language films. Refer to the branch history section for more information concerning the library’s unique history.

Upcoming Events at Wilshire Branch Library
July 5, 2016 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Sign up for Summer Reading Club today!  Receive a folder; begin reading and enjoy programs all through the summer! Prizes too!For more...
July 7, 2016 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Storytime with Sybil. Join us for stories, a song and a stretch! Check out some books to read during the week. For ages 3-5. Studies show...
July 7, 2016 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Fantastic fimo: make polymer clay jewelry in this free program. All supplies provided. Teen Reading Club is for ages 12-18 but...
July 11, 2016 6:00PM to 6:15PM
New Parents: bring your infant or baby up to 2 years old for 15 minutes of fun! Listen to a quick story and hear a lullaby, check some...
July 12, 2016 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Sign up for Summer Reading Club today!  Receive a folder; begin reading and enjoy programs all through the summer! Prizes too!For more...
July 12, 2016 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Join us for this free program with all supplies provided. Decorate a READ Bag With Markers -- Receive a Lanyard   Parents – markers of all...
July 13, 2016 4:00PM to 7:00PM
The Los Angeles OIC continues its Core 2 Duo Desktop and Flat Screen Monitor program for low income families.
July 14, 2016 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Read with Nigel, a dog trained to listen while you read. Beach Animals Reading With Kids is a free program that promotes reading...

Ongoing Events

Student Zone

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Students (grades 1 to 12) may sign in to use the provided  tables, supplies, computers and resources to work on school related activities.  Printing is free for homework assignments.  Students may bring their own laptops or portable devices to use in the Student
Zone.

Fiction Hot Titles

Non-Fiction Hot Titles

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    When breath becomes air

    Kalanithi, Paul, author.
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    The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

    Cooper, Anderson.
  • Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Kondo, Marie, author.
  • West of Eden : an American place

    West of Eden : an American place

    Stein, Jean, author.
  • 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.
  • Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
  • The bridge ladies : a memoir

    The bridge ladies : a memoir

    Lerner, Betsy, author.
  • Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

    Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

    Duckworth, Angela.
  • The gene : an intimate history

    The gene : an intimate history

    Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author.
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
  • Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Mayer, Jane, author.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

    All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

    Traister, Rebecca, author.
  • Seven brief lessons on physics

    Seven brief lessons on physics

    Rovelli, Carlo, 1956- author.
  • Smarter faster better : the secrets of productivity in life and business

    Smarter faster better : the secrets of productivity in life and business

    Duhigg, Charles, author.
  • The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

    The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

    Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950- author.
  • The Road to Little Dribbling : Adventures of an American in Britain

    The Road to Little Dribbling : Adventures of an American in Britain

    Bryson, Bill, 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-
  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk

    Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
  • Year of Yes

    Year of Yes

    Rhimes, Shonda, author.
  • Lab girl

    Lab girl

    Jahren, Hope, author.
  • Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980- author, librettist, composer.
  • Eat fat, get thin : why the fat we eat is the key to sustained weight loss and vibrant health

    Eat fat, get thin : why the fat we eat is the key to sustained weight loss and vibrant health

    Hyman, Mark, 1959- author.
  • 32 yolks : from my mother's table to working the line

    32 yolks : from my mother's table to working the line

    Ripert, Eric.
  • You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
  • Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

    Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

    Cuddy, Amy Joy Casselberry, 1972- author.
  • Five presidents : my extraordinary journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

    Five presidents : my extraordinary journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

    Hill, Clint, author.
  • Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble

    Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble

    Lyons, Daniel, 1960- author.
  • How not to die : discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease

    How not to die : discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease

    Greger, Michael, author.
  • Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939

    Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939

    Hochschild, Adam, author.
  • It's all easy : delicious weekday recipes for the super-busy home cook

    It's all easy : delicious weekday recipes for the super-busy home cook

    Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972- author.
  • Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    West, Lindy.
  • Cravings

    Cravings

    Teigen, Chrissy, author.
  • 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.
  • The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom

    The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom

    Hartwig, Melissa, author.
  • Modern romance

    Modern romance

    Ansari, ʻAziz, author.
  • The longevity book : the science of aging, the biology of strength, and the privilege of time

    The longevity book : the science of aging, the biology of strength, and the privilege of time

    Diaz, Cameron, author.
  • Los Angeles Central Library : a history of its art and architecture

    Los Angeles Central Library : a history of its art and architecture

    Gee, Stephen, author.
  • In other words

    In other words

    Lahiri, Jhumpa.
  • Originals : how non-conformists move the world

    Originals : how non-conformists move the world

    Grant, Adam M, author.
  • The food lab : better home cooking through science

    The food lab : better home cooking through science

    Lopez-Alt, J. Kenji.
  • Love, loss, and what we ate

    Love, loss, and what we ate

    Lakshmi, Padma.
  • Lust & wonder

    Lust & wonder

    Burroughs, Augusten, author.
  • Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Gawande, Atul, author.
  • SPQR : a history of ancient Rome

    SPQR : a history of ancient Rome

    Beard, Mary, 1955- author.
  • The confidence game : why we fall for it... every time

    The confidence game : why we fall for it... every time

    Konnikova, Maria, author.
  • Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution

    Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution

    Philbrick, Nathaniel.
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    Girls & sex : navigating the complicated new landscape

    Orenstein, Peggy, author.

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