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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
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Librarian:
Jennifer Noble, 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
Baby Sleepy Stories
November 20, 2017 6:00PM to 6:15PM
Need a nice, calming activity with your baby before bedtime? Pop in to the library with your child for boardbooks and songs. This activity...

Matisse cutouts
November 21, 2017 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Join us to explore the work of Matisse and the Art of Papercutting with paper artist Peggy Hasegawa. November 21st, Tuesday 4pm-5pm. ...

November 22, 2017 4:00PM
Did you know that you can download e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels, music albums and more? The library has a wealth of...

Citizenship
November 25, 2017 10:00AM
The International Rescue Committee, in association with Los Angeles Public Library, invites you to join us for free citizenship and...

Baby Sleepy Stories
November 27, 2017 6:00PM to 6:15PM
Need a nice, calming activity with your baby before bedtime? Pop in to the library with your child for boardbooks and songs. This activity...

Storytime
November 30, 2017 3:00PM to 3:30PM
Join us for stories at the library, perfect for ages 3-5. 

Citizenship
December 2, 2017 10:00AM
The International Rescue Committee, in association with Los Angeles Public Library, invites you to join us for free citizenship and...

Storytime
December 7, 2017 3:00PM to 3:30PM
Join us for stories at the library, perfect for ages 3-5. 

Citizenship
December 9, 2017 10:00AM
The International Rescue Committee, in association with Los Angeles Public Library, invites you to join us for free citizenship and...

December 13, 2017 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Rocio Camacho, aka La Diosa de los Moles (Goddess of Mole), is coming to the Wilshire Library to give a presentation about Oaxacan food.

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

  • What happened

    What happened

    Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
  • We were eight years in power : an American tragedy

    We were eight years in power : an American tragedy

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
  • Al Franken, giant of the Senate

    Al Franken, giant of the Senate

    Franken, Al,
  • Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Isaacson, Walter,
  • The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

    The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

    Manson, Mark,
  • 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-
  • Astrophysics for people in a hurry

    Astrophysics for people in a hurry

    Tyson, Neil deGrasse,
  • 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.,
  • 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,
  • Grant

    Grant

    Chernow, Ron,
  • 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-
  • 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,
  • Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history

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

    Andersen, Kurt, 1954-
  • 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,
  • Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams

    Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams

    Walker, Matthew P.,
  • Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

    Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

    Gay, Roxane,
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

    Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

    Tan, Amy,
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Noah, Trevor, 1984-
  • Milk and honey

    Milk and honey

    Kaur, Rupi,
  • 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-
  • Killing England : the brutal struggle for American independence

    Killing England : the brutal struggle for American independence

    O'Reilly, Bill,
  • 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,
  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air

    Kalanithi, Paul,
  • Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)

    Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)

    Sedaris, David,
  • Recovery : freedom from our addictions

    Recovery : freedom from our addictions

    Brand, Russell, 1975-
  • From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death

    From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death

    Doughty, Caitlin,
  • 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-
  • The glass castle : a memoir

    The glass castle : a memoir

    Walls, Jeannette.
  • Reckless daughter : a portrait of Joni Mitchell

    Reckless daughter : a portrait of Joni Mitchell

    Yaffe, David, 1973-
  • The sun and her flowers

    The sun and her flowers

    Kaur, Rupi, author, illustrator.
  • We are never meeting in real life : essays

    We are never meeting in real life : essays

    Irby, Samantha,
  • Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness

    Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness

    Thaler, Richard H., 1945-
  • The end of Alzheimer's : the first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline

    The end of Alzheimer's : the first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline

    Bredesen, Dale E,
  • Going into town : a love letter to New York

    Going into town : a love letter to New York

    Chast, Roz,
  • The keto reset diet : reboot your metabolism in 21 days and burn fat forever

    The keto reset diet : reboot your metabolism in 21 days and burn fat forever

    Sisson, Mark, 1953-
  • 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,
  • Principles

    Principles

    Dalio, Ray, 1949-
  • The wisdom of Sundays : life-changing insights from super soul conversations

    The wisdom of Sundays : life-changing insights from super soul conversations

    Winfrey, Oprah,
  • The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia

    The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia

    Gessen, Masha,
  • 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-
  • What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories

    What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories

    Shapiro, Laura,
  • Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow

    Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow

    Harari, Yuval N,
  • 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-
  • 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,
  • Thanks, Obama : my hopey changey White House years

    Thanks, Obama : my hopey changey White House years

    Litt, David, 1986-
  • 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,
  • Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II

    Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II

    Mundy, Liza, 1960-
  • Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

    Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

    Sandberg, Sheryl,

YA Hot Titles

Children's Hot Titles

  • Babymouse

    Babymouse

    Holm, Jennifer L.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

    Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Wonder

    Wonder

    Palacio, R. J.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Pokémon adventures

    Pokémon adventures

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Dog Man : a tale of two kitties [#3]

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

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

    Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

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

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

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- .
  • Green eggs and ham

    Green eggs and ham

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

    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- .
  • 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,
  • Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

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

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • The cat in the hat

    The cat in the hat

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

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

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

    Russell, Rachel Renée,
  • Esperanza rising

    Esperanza rising

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
  • My little pony.  Friendship is magic

    My little pony. Friendship is magic

    Cook, Katie, 1981-
  • Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • 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-
  • Are you my mother?

    Are you my mother?

    Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.).
  • 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.
  • The thank you book

    The thank you book

    Willems, Mo, .
  • Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

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

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • 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-
  • Elephants cannot dance!

    Elephants cannot dance!

    Willems, Mo.
  • I'm a frog!

    I'm a frog!

    Willems, Mo, .
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Hop on Pop

    Hop on Pop

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers : the tenth epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers : the tenth epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • Pete the cat. by James Dean. Five little pumpkins

    Pete the cat. by James Dean. Five little pumpkins

    Dean, James, 1957-
  • Big Nate makes the grade

    Big Nate makes the grade

    Peirce, Lincoln.
  • Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Rowling, J. K.
  • I am invited to a party!

    I am invited to a party!

    Willems, Mo.
  • There is a bird on your head!

    There is a bird on your head!

    Willems, Mo.
  • Room on the broom

    Room on the broom

    Donaldson, Julia.
  • The Baby-sitters Club. a graphic novel

    The Baby-sitters Club. a graphic novel

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-

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