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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department

The Man Who Planted Trees

April 08, 2014

“For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years.

Nowruz - a New Day: Contemplating the Arrival of Spring

March 14, 2014


That come before the swallow dares, and take

The winds of March with beauty...

O, these I lack,

To make you garlands of… my sweet friend.

 - Perdita, Winter’s Tale (IV, 4)

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Isaac Asimov: Exploring the Fields of Knowledge

December 10, 2013

How can we explore Los Angeles Public Library’s vast collection through the writings of a single author? Let’s talk about Isaac Asimov!

A baby doll is holding the book - The Little Prince in spanish - El Princito

Bonjour, Little Prince!

October 07, 2013

Walking around the Los Angeles Public Library, one may come across a bilingual quotation in Spanish and English by Alfonso Reyes: “No hay amigo tan complaciente como un libro.” “There is no friend more obliging than a book.” And when entering the library and walki