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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, July 21, 2014

When in the second half of the last century Isaac Bashevich Singer was awarded a Noble Prize for Literature, he raised an interesting question: “People ask me often, ‘Why do you write in a dying language?’” And he tried to explain: “There is a quiet humor in Yiddish and a gratitude for every day of life… each encounter of...

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July 20, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 20, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 21, 2014

In its 134th week on the Nonfiction Bestseller list, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is back on top, moving 


Ed Sullivan rehearses with the Beatles before their appearance in the United States.

1964 - What a Year It Was

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Government Mobile Apps

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, July 14, 2014
Want to get away? Looking for a new place to live? Check out the Census Bureau’s dwellr app for Android and Apple smart devices (http://apps.usa.gov/dwellr.shtml).

July 13, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 13, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 14, 2014

No changes on either the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction or Nonfiction Bestseller Lists this week  as The 


Professional Exam Prep @ Business & Economics

Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Friday, July 11, 2014

If you’re preparing to take a professional licensing/certification exam, don’t sweat it -- the Business & Economics Department at the Central Library has you covered.  The Department has exam preparation materials covering a wide range of professions such as:


July 6, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 6, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 7, 2014

For only the second time in 35 weeks, The Goldfinch 


Read it First - cover image

Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. Special TV Edition! July 2014

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, July 4, 2014

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Gifts to Business & Economics Department - and the Donors

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Thursday, July 3, 2014

It’s been interesting dealing with what we receive as gifts from our public.


History Lovers Book Club

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."


June 29, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 29, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 30, 2014

As has been the case for almost all of 2014, The Goldfinch 


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