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June 18, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
June 18, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, June 21, 2017

New titles grace the top of both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers Lists this week as Camino Island by John Grisham debuts at #1 on the Fiction Bestseller List, while...

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June 11, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 11, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists this week as Into the Water by Paula Hawkins rem


Detail of the back of one photo.

LGBT History From the Back of the Photo

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Monday, June 12, 2017

Prior to the late 1970s, LGBT coverage in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (previously the Herald Express) was extremely limited. Any photos in our image archive from the newspaper focus exclusively on men being arrested for "masquerading" as women.


two diverging paths with sunny blue skies on the horizon

Choosing a Mutual Fund Manager

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Thursday, June 8, 2017

A good mutual fund manager can be important to the success of your mutual fund investments which are often are large part of an individual investor’s assets.


June 4, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 4, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, June 7, 2017

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists this week as Into the Water by Paula Hawkins rem


Nancy Reagan in her Bel Air living room

At Home With...

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Collection, Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Herald Examiner and Valley Times were local papers, covering local news, but when the locale is Los Angeles, it's likely the town's topics will involve celebrities.


Book to movie adaptions for June

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, June 2, 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.


The Music of Tôru Takemitsu and Japanese New Wave Cinema

The Music of Tôru Takemitsu and Japanese New Wave Cinema

Alan Westby, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Friday, May 26, 2017

As we observe Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Los Angeles Public Library, this is a good occasion to look at some of the interesting examples of Japanese cinema available to our patrons, particularly those featuring scores by composer Tôru


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Three Asian Angeleño Mysteries

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, why not read a mystery? Try these three great mystery writers of Asian Angeleño heritage who plot intriguing yarns and use the settings of Los Angeles as a background as well as a point of departure. 


Detail of a map of Los Angeles, as it appeared in 1871, showing the site of the 1871 Chinese massacre

Forgotten Los Angeles History: The Chinese Massacre of 1871

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Friday, May 19, 2017

May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, a month in which we celebrate the culture, traditions, accomplishments, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


illustration of sun with face from pictorial map

L.A. Stories from the Map Cave: Pageant of the Pacific

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

To celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American month at the Los Angeles Public Library, we have occasion to show off one of the greatest pictorial maps ever created: The Pageant of the Pacific by the artist


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