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Supreme Court of the United States

April 27, 2016
The Supreme Court of the United States has been in the news quite a bit lately due to the February 13, 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, his possible replacement, the political process surrounding the appointment, and the various high-profile cases in front of “the highest court in the land

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Let Your Creativity Run Wild

March 31, 2016
 
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all.

The Force is strong at Los Angeles Public Library!

December 24, 2015

Unless you are living in a galaxy far, far away you have heard about the December 18, 2015 release of Star Wars: the Force Awakens. Fans of all ages of the Star Wars movies are excited about this new chapter in the saga.


November is National Scholarship Month

November 10, 2015

According to data from the Labor Department, the price index for college tuition grew by nearly 80% between 2003 and 2013. That’s nearly twice as fast as growth in medical care costs. In fact, the price of higher education is growing faster than most household incomes can keep up with.


California Ghosts

October 19, 2015

Myths and stories about ghosts exist in cultures all over the world thoughout history. The earliest tales of ghosts in America arose in the Puritan colonies of Massachusetts in the 1600s.


Test Preparation for Municipal Occupational Exams

October 10, 2015

Some of the most commonly requested items from the Social Science, Philosophy and Religion department are study guides for municipal occupational exams, such as the Administrative Clerk position (formerly called Clerk Typist).  While the Los Angeles Public Library owns several copies of the


The City of Los Angeles' 311

September 19, 2015

In the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Department we often field questions from residents of the City of Los Angeles pertaining to city services and the government.  In support of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s commitment to increasing access to city services,  the Los Angeles Public L


New Test Preparation for High School Equivalency Certificate Exams

July 29, 2015

In recent years, high school education in America has evolved to prepare students for the changing demands of entry level careers, vocational and technical schools and introductory college courses.  Change has also come to the GED (General Education Development) high school equivalency exam,


Take a trip down Memory Lane

July 07, 2015

Recently, we found a folder tucked away at the back of a file cabinet in the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Department.


Jewish American Heritage Month

May 20, 2015

On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush declared that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, after resolutions passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.


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