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International Languages Department

David Turshyan, 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: “


A baby doll is holding the book - The Little Prince in spanish - El Princito
David Turshyan, 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


Musicians on Stage

We hope you can join us on September 7th for an afternoon of great music!


Book Covers for Language Books
Joyce Cooper, July 19, 2013

Working on the reference desk in the International Languages Department of the Central Library in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in the country is an exciting job! I speak Spanish so I spend a large part of day helping Spanish-speaking patrons find information.


International Languages Department Front Desk
Joyce Cooper, June 06, 2013

Do you or someone you know speak a language other than English?
Are you looking for reading material in another language?
Or do you want to learn a new language?


Mango Languages Logo
Joyce Cooper, May 09, 2013

Have you always wanted to learn a new language but don’t have time to take a class or participate in a conversation group?  Do you have a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone?  Then you’re in luck!  You can learn a language from anywhere using the library&rsquo


Japanese Tea Ceremony School Instructor and Students

The Ogasawara Ryu Sencha Do Japanese Tea Ceremony School was established in Japan about 100 years ago. Although the history of the matcha ceremony is much older and well known, Ogasawara Ryu involves the making of tea from tea leaves as opposed to tea powder. 


Armenian text

Have you tried to figure out how to find an Armenian book in our library catalog? You may find the following Armenian Romanization table helpful. Diacritics are not necessary for searching the catalog.


Hello World in Different Languages

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn or discover a new language, to enhance your work skills or just to satisfy your curiosity? The International Languages Department is the language learning resource for you.


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