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Business & Economics Department, Central Library, 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:

  • CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts)
  • CAPM (...

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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 


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

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.


Basic Elements of Public Speaking - For Everyone!

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Do you get a little nervous expressing yourself in public, in class, or during interviews?  Are you terrified before giving a speech?


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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Resurrecting The Valley's Stories Through Photographs

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Los Angeles Public Library has been the custodian of  the photo collection from the Valley Times newspaper (1946-1970) for over thirty years, since receiving as part of the donation from the Security Pacific National Bank in 1981.


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Game of Thrones

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, June 26, 2014

10 months until the next season of Game of Thrones! (but who’s counting?)


June 22, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 22, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The top spots on both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction Bestseller Lists remain the same with Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winning, 


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Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Sunday, June 22, 2014

A common professional conversation among librarians and folks that work with teenagers is how we can better prepare young people for the highly competitive, cooperative, fast-paced work environment.


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