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August 27, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
August 27, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, August 30, 2017

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta is the new #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, while Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson returns to the top of...

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1650 map of North American showing California as an island.

Is California an Island?

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Monday, August 28, 2017

California has been a land of hopes and dreams, opportunities and endless possibilities, and a place with allusions to glamour and danger. It is a state where fact and myth often overlap.


heart illustrations in red and pink with the text, romance novels.

Romancing the Book: Romance Novels

Mara Alpert, Children's Librarian, Children's Literature Department, Monday, August 21, 2017

Romance is in the air, and on the page and the tablet and the smart phone. August is Read-a-Romance Month, and it’s a great time to settle into an air-conditioned library (or on a bright, sunny beach or really anywhere) with a fabulously satisfying romance. You won’t be alone.


August 20, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 20, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 21, 2017

The Late Show by Michael Connelly remains at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, while 


book cover of punch escrow and author photo of Tai M. Klein

Interview with an Author: Tal M. Klein

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tal M. Klein was born in Israel, grew up in New York, and currently lives in Detroit with his wife and two daughters.


Book covers for The Late Show, Paradise Valley, and The Lying Game

August 13, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 14, 2017

The Late Show by Michael Connelly remains at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, while 


Image of a total eclipse and text saying "total solar eclipse 2017"

There Will Be Darkness: The Great American Eclipse

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept., Friday, August 11, 2017

Here in Los Angeles, we’re known for the sun. We get a lot of it. It’s long been a selling point for people moving to the region.


August 6, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 6, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, August 6, 2017

Not much movement on the Los Angeles Times Best Seller Lists this week although The Late Show by Michael Connelly debuts at #1 on the Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List. 


Theater curtains and spotlights with the words "Read it first"

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. August 2017 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 31, 2017

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.


July 30, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 30, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, July 29, 2017

House of Spies by Daniel Silva debuts in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover


Detail of a Wonder Woman illustration by Nicola Scott

13 Comics and Graphic Novels You Should Read This Summer

Madeline Peña, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team, Saturday, July 29, 2017

Comics lovers, you’re in luck! Your Los Angeles Public Library card gives you free and instant access to more than 10,000 comics titles through our hoopla digital collection.


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