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Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, May 2, 2016

There are three bulletin boards in Teen’Scape, all covered in artwork that was created by teen patrons who spend time in the department. Many of the regulars here are artists, photographers, writers, and illustrators, and we want not only to encourage creative expression in the library, but also to give it a home here and promote it to the community.

The 15th anniversary of Free Comic...

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Tai Chi

Learning Tai Chi

International Languages Department, Central Library, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The last Saturday of April marks the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. The purpose of this day is to promote the related disciplines of Tai chi and Qigong internationally, as well as acting as an information source on medical research and finding classes for practice. 


National Poetry Month

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ...


April 3, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 3, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 4, 2016

West of Eden by Jean Stein, an oral history of five prominent Los Angeles families, is the new number one title on the Los


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Let Your Creativity Run Wild

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Thursday, March 31, 2016
 
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all.

March 27, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 27, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin remains the #1 book on the Los Angele


March 20, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 20, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles


Clara Shortridge Foltz

Who the heck is Clara Shortridge Foltz?

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Monday, March 21, 2016

Who hasn’t received that notice in the mail--the one that commands you to report for jury duty at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center?  As you moan and groan and prepare to wait a very long time for an elevator, do you ever stop and ask yourself, who was Clara Shortridge Foltz


Looking for Answers about Money? Ask a Woman!

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Friday, March 18, 2016

With March being Women’s Heritage Month honoring women for their historical and contemporary contributions it is worth noting that some of the most prominent and popular columnists, bloggers, TV & radio hosts and guests, and authors on the subject of personal finance are women.


Earned Income Tax Credit: Cash Back from BOTH Federal & California Government

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The federal government first offered the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in 1975 and has expanded the program over the years.  California is introducing a new additional California Earned Income Tax Credit this year.  The credit provides money even when taxes are not owed.


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