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Alma Brand, March 06, 2014

I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe it’s because of my love for all things 1960’s or because I treasured my family’s Friday nights at Lamppost Pizza as a kid.  It might be the simultaneous bombardment of lights and sounds, compounded with the tactile qualit


Los Angeles City Hall Lit Up At Night
Emma Roberts, 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

Alma Brand, December 19, 2013

"This is why Hitchcock's films will survive, because they give food for thought. They unsettle us and we don't know why. They do not assume we are morons, they let us work things out for ourselves.


Orson Welles as Citizen Kane Photo
Art Department, September 13, 2013

The Art Department of Central Library hosts a fall film series with three motion pictures whose directors took risks with their visual stories.  While the subjects, the use of photography, and the film scores differ, all three directors created filmic experiences with provocative endings tha


Sheet Music for Old Man Jazz
Emma Roberts, 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


Orchestral music notes
Caroline Zakarian, June 07, 2013

An extremely popular service that the Art, Music and Recreation Department provide that not everyone may know about is orchestral service.  Our orchestral music collection contains scores and parts that are loaned to orchestras and performing groups in Southern California.  The service


Exhibit Flyer
Art Department, April 26, 2013

In 2001 Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film adventure was still the ultimate trip.  Now BluRay technology brings this epic odyssey in space to the present.  Join us for a film screening of Kubrick’s space odyssey film on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Central Library from 1-4 p.m.&nbsp


Drawing and Painting samples
Emma Roberts, 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


Mexican Revolution photo of General Pancho Villa with other revolutionary generals
Art Department, January 11, 2013

The Getty Research Institute exhibit currently at the Central Library, a Nation Emerges – The Mexican Revolution Revealed, tells the story of an uprising that spread like wildfire across Mexico - marking the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in November 1910.


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