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Emma Roberts, Librarian III, Art, Music & Recreation Department


Los Angeles City Hall Lit Up At Night

John Parkinson and Los Angeles Architecture

January 30, 2014
It's hard to believe that one architect could be the man behind so many quintessential Los Angeles buildings, but John Parkinson left a long list of landmarks that we all still enjoy, including City Hall, Bullock's Wilshire, Union Station, Memorial Coliseum, many buildings at USC, the A

Sheet Music for Old Man Jazz

Sheet Music at LAPL

August 07, 2013

In the light of the Songs in the Key of Los Angeles project, here is some information about the vast collection of scores and sheet music in the


Drawing and Painting samples

Creative inspiration for Spring!

March 29, 2013

If you feel like trying your hand at drawing or painting for the first time, or would like to sharpen your talents, the Art, Music & Recreation Department has plenty of resources to get you started.  Check out the catalog, or come along and browse the shelves in person to find dozens of


Medieval Manuscript

A Medieval Manuscript in the Rare Books Collection

February 15, 2013

Many visitors to Central Library are curious to know what the oldest book in our collection might be.  In recent months we have been fortunate enough to find out a great deal of new information about a very special item in our Rare Books collection.


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