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A blog for the Subject Departments of the Central Library

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December 4, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
December 4, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, December 5, 2016

Zadie Smith's, Swing Time debuts at  #1 on the Los Angeles...

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Shakespeare in Korean

Keumsook Hahn, Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, December 2, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library is commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare with programs, film screenings, and an exhibit at Central Library from November 2016 to February 2017.


Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Universe

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

“All my best is dressing old words new,” writes William Shakespeare in one of his sonnets. Let’s consider an expression –  “to kiss away” – from the play Antony and Cleopatra –  “We have kissed away kingdoms and provinces.” (Act 3, scene 10).


Chinese New Books - November 2016

Chinese New Books - November 2016

Julie Shu, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, November 29, 2016

中文新書 – 2016年11月
Chinese New Books – November 2016

歡迎借閲中文新書! 如果您要的書已被借走,您可以預定 (place a hold), 並可要求把書
送到您附近的分舘。
如您需了解如何查閲圖書館其它中文書籍, 或您有購書建議, 請聯係language@lapl.org


Los Angeles Poet Laureate Open Call

Los Angeles Poet Laureate - Open Call for Applications

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, November 26, 2016

PROGRAM BACKGROUND


Fountain in Crowded Shopping Mall

Holiday Season--Frenzy and Blues?

Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Friday, November 25, 2016

More and more these days I find myself pondering how to reconcile my net income with my gross habits.


Souper by Gaston La Touche (1854-1913)

Social Phobia

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The holiday season provides wonderful opportunities for people to attend social gatherings, whether the office party, family get-togethers, visiting with friends from out of town, catching up with acquaintances, and just spending time with loved ones.


Los Angeles Public Library Native American Heritage Month

Honoring Native American Veterans

Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, November 21, 2016

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the cultures, histories, traditions, and achievements of Native people. We also honor veterans this month, on November 11.


Sphinxes

Are There Hidden Masonic Symbols on the Los Angeles Central Library? Part 2

Central Docents, Central Library, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In Part 1 of our post we looked at sculpture on the library’s exterior as it reflects an overall theme, The Light of Learning.


November 13, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 13, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 14, 2016

For the week of November 13, 2016, John Grisham's The Whistler debuts


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