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Galina Stoyanova , July 18, 2015

Mayor Garcetti launched a new job resource program at City libraries. The grand opening of the new center was attended by about a hundred library patrons and staff, job seekers, reporters and activists.


Money Mysteries

Who’s the guy on the old $10,000 note (Salmon Chase, note no longer printed)?  Is America on the gold standard (NO, not since June 1933)?  What’s the origin of the term “greenback” (a U.S.


Ken Benham, April 29, 2015

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway 2015 Newsletter celebrates its fiftieth, golden anniversary of profitable returns for investors.


Minimum wage Living wage
Richard Kraus, April 03, 2015

The minimum wage, first introduced nationally in the United States through the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, has been an issue of concern and controversy ever since.  In the past few years it has been very much in the news and debated by politicians and


Richard Kraus, March 13, 2015

A very common type of question in the Los Angeles Public Library is finding information to help people make decisions as consumers of products and services.  These questions can range from buying a vacuum cleaner or automobile, to selecting the best school o


Tamara Holub, February 07, 2015

A funicular railway or incline railway is a short railway located over a steep incline and operates by a cable wire and pulley system in which two tram-like cars on parallel rail tracks almost counter balance each other.  As one car goes up, another goes down.  This railway system becam


Wealthy & Wise

Money can’t buy happiness but writing books on wealth just might.  How to get rich is a popular subject in Business and Economics and our collection on wealth will inspire you to take that winding road to budget, save, invest, and prosper.  The Library


If you’re preparing to take a professional licensing/certification exam, don’t sweat it -- the Business & Economics Department at the Central Library has you covered.  The Department has exam preparation materials covering a wide range of professions such as:


Galina Stoyanova , July 03, 2014

It’s been interesting dealing with what we receive as gifts from our public.


Great Western Railway Poster
Tamara Holub, March 04, 2014

Railroadiana refers to an avid interest in railroad history and the collection of railroad artifacts (maps, schedules, lanterns, dinnerware, etc.).  Railway enthusiasts looking for reference and information sources to help augment a collection or pursue personal interests will find in the Bu


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