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Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department

Entry from Bernice Kimball's "Streets of Los Angeles"

The Long and Winding Story of the Streets of Los Angeles

August 04, 2015

What’s in a name?  The stories behind the names of the streets, avenues, roads, and boulevards of Los Angeles reveal much about the history of our city, from its beginning as a tiny pueblo to today's sprawling metropolis of 3.8 million.  A list of L.A.

Why You Should Take the Ukulele Seriously

May 06, 2015

“The ukulele is a toy guitar and not worth a second thought.”    
           - Hart Stillwell, ESQUIRE, October 1940

Vacation Without Humiliation

February 27, 2015

As African American Heritage Month draws to a close, I would like to bring your attention to a largely unknown chapter of American history.

Armed Serviced Editions

Weapons in the War of Ideas

January 11, 2015

One of the many special and unique items at Central Library is a collection of ASE books.  Armed Services Editions, popularly known as ASEs, are pocket-sized books made for and distributed to American servicemen around the world during World War II. 


December 05, 2014

Author Program:  ALL NIGHT MENU by Sam Sweet

Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point

Yosemite - Inspiring Generations

May 07, 2014

Everybody needs beauty...places to play and pray in, where Nature may
heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike