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LAPL Reads
Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, December 22, 2014

The staff of the Los Angeles Public Library thinks these are the best books of 2014.

LAPL Reads presents:  

Best of 2014:  Children’s Books

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Call # 659 - Advertising

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An appropriate part of our collection to be mentioned on our blog approaching the Holidays Season.

“Advertising is totally unnecessary. Unless you hope to make money.” – Jeff I. Richards.


Faces Behind the Places in LA

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, December 2, 2014

     Driving, biking or even walking! around LA we see many place names that we have come to take for granted. Many of these place names were inspired by Angelenos who helped create them. These are just a number of the faces behind the places.


November 30, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 30, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, December 1, 2014

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard, the author of the


Valley Times: Sherman Oaks Edition!

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
During the post-World War II era, the San Fernando Valley came to exemplify the explosion of suburban growth that was taking place on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Valley Times

November 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 24, 2014

The Burning Room, Michael Connelly's 19th entry in his Harry Bosch crime series, debuts on top of the 


Big List of Book Lists V

Big List of Book Lists V

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 21, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Friday, November 21, 2014.

 


On the Wings of Philosophy

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, November 20, 2014

A few years ago, UNESCO marked every third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day. And so it is, but what is philosophy? “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


November 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 17, 2014

There are new books topping both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller Lists this week.


YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 14, 2014

READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA (FREE)

SUNDAY NOV 16th  2014 @ 2:00 PM, Mark Taper Auditorium


FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, November 13, 2014

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP (FREE)

SATURDAY NOV 15th 2014 @ 1:00 PM,  Meeting Room B


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