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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department


Saroyanesque

September 04, 2014


Stamps Around the World

August 05, 2014

The postage stamp may fit in the palm of the hand, but the information it may visually convey may extend far and wide, as it is the case with Stamps around the World, a month-long exhibition in the International Languages department.


Yiddish: a Living Language

July 21, 2014

When in the second half of the last century Isaac Bashevich Singer was awarded a Noble Prize for Literature, he raised an interesting question: “People ask me often, ‘Why do you write in a dying language?’” And he tried to explain: “


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

Daffodils,

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)


Book Covers

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


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