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March 29, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
March 29, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, March 31, 2015
For the 9th week in a row, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is on top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List. On the Hardcover Nonfiction List, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson is the new...

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Surfer Beetle

World Water Day, Innovation, and Southern California

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, March 31, 2015

World Water Day was celebrated this past March 22. It is a day created in 1993 by the UN to bring light the importance of water to life among people. This year’s celebration was dedicated to Water and Sustainable Development.


A heart shaped origami bookmark

Origami Bookmark Craft Program - April 4, 2015

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, March 27, 2015

Are you tired of scrambling for a makeshift bookmark? Receipts, postcards and gum wrappers just not cutting it? You definitely aren't resorting to folding down the page corner right?


Ana Beker

Hippos, Crocodiles, and Rhinos! Oh My!

Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A colleague in the History Department recently came across an old book whose drab cover hides a fascinating adventure story. Woman on a Horse, written in 1956, is Ana Beker’s account of the four years she spent


March 22, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 22, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, March 22, 2015

There are no changes at the top of both of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists this week.   For the 8th week in a row 


Big List of Book Lists VI

Big List of Book Lists VI

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, March 20, 2015

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Friday, March 20, 2015.


March 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 16, 2015

The number one title on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller Li


Best of Everything: Los Angeles Public Library as a Link to Consumer Resources

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Friday, March 13, 2015

A very common type of question in the Los Angeles Public Library is finding information to help people make decisions as consumers of products and services.  These questions can range from buying a vacuum cleaner or automobile, to selecting the best school o


Don’t Wake Me Up If I’m Dreaming

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Thursday, March 12, 2015

“The theories of philosophers, theologians, and psychologists will never do justice to the fullness of our existence if they only focus on the qualities of waking life.” – Kelly Bulkeley


March 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 7, 2015

Topping the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List for the 6th w


Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

35th Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 7, 2015

Finalists for the 35th annual L.A.


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