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August 30, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
August 30, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, August 31, 2015

Two long time denizens of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists return to the top this week as All the Light We Cannot See by...

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Fountains Add History, Peace to Library’s Gardens

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, August 27, 2015

Our free, daily, art and architecture tour of L.A.'s Central Library almost always begin by taking a look at the exterior of the historic 1926 Goodhue Building.  Architect Bertram Goodhue and his colleague, Carlton Winslow, conceived the expansive Flower Street area as an outdoor reading roo


Hindi

Hindi: One and One Make Eleven

International Languages Department, Central Library, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What is one take away one? Can the answer be expressed in Roman numerals? As a number, the concept of zero has come to us, by way of Arabic, all the way from India. 


August 23, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 23, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 24, 2015

No changes to the top of either of the Los Angeles Times Best Seller Lists, Harper Lee's, 


Love Aaj Kal

Film Screening ~ Love Aaj Kal

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, August 24, 2015

Love Aaj Kal (in Hindi – Love “now” and “then” which can also mean “these days”) narrates two parallel love stories from aaj (today) and kal (yesterday). London, San Francisco, Delhi - where would we go, what would we give to find our soulmates? 


Man in Robe

This Saturday: "Upon This Rock"

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 24, 2015

As award-winning author Marilynne Robinson noted in her New York Times Essay “The Book of Books: What Li


Beyond "Boy Books"

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It happens all the time at my library. A parent walks up to me and says, “My son has to read a book for school. He’s in 7th grade. He doesn’t really like reading. Can you recommend something?”


August 16, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 16, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 17, 2015

Harper Lee's return to publishing, Go Set a Watchman


Mixtapes Are Back!

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, August 14, 2015

Not to show my age, but I recently put  together a mixtape after a decade long hiatus.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. August 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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.


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