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Buddhist monks
Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, August 24, 2016
Several months ago while driving home during rush hour on a Friday night, my fiancée and I noticed a young teenager lying unconscious on the side of a busy street.  We pulled over and called 911 to hopefully provide some help for him.  We stayed close to him until an ambulance came and were able to transport him to a hospital.  As paramedics were loading up the young man a...

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2016 motion picture releases from fear, suspense, horror genres from 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures

Monsters, Aliens and Ghosts, Oh My! (Or, the Psychology of Fear)

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Summer, along with hot temperatures and family vacations, usually brings major blockbusters.

July 24, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 24, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Girls by Emma Cline remains #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Ficti


Mystery of the Hope Street Tunnel

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, July 15, 2016

Did you know that when Central Library opened in 1926, the entrance at 530 South Hope Street was both the "front door" and mailing address? Patrons entered the gates at Hope Street and walked up a long sloping ramp to a circulation desk at the center of the lower level.


Big List of Book Lists IX - 2016 Summer Reading Lists

Big List of Book Lists IX - 2016 Summer Reading Lists

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A selection of Summer 2016 reading lists found on the internet on July 12, 2016:


July 10, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 10, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Girls by Emma Cline remains #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Ficti


White House from South Lawn

Campaigning for President of the United States

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, July 9, 2016
On Tuesday November 8th 2016, registered voters will select the next President of the United States. For the two presumptive presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, this will be the culmination of years of planning, campaigning and fundraising.

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

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

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Girls by Emma Cline is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcov


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. July 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, July 6, 2016

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Beloved, Gone and Reimagined: Small Business in LA and @LAPL

Millie Chong-Dillon, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Thursday, June 30, 2016

I cried the day my local hardware store closed up shop forever.  Donald Jordon’s Empire Hardware served the Granada Hills community for over 60 years, offering expert advice and stocking every conceivable nail, screw and toilet repair part to Valley customers with aging 50 y


Mozart: Alpha & Omega

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

On Sunday, May 22 nd the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed Mozart: Alpha & Omega in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Taper Auditorium. This title is derived from the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.


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