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A blog for the Subject Departments of the Central Library

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December 4, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
December 4, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, December 5, 2016

Zadie Smith's, Swing Time debuts at  #1 on the Los Angeles...

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 9, 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.


November 6, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 6, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 7, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists for the week of November 6, 2016 as Today Will Be Different by Ma


October 30, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 30, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 31, 2016

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple ascends to the number one spot on the


Domestic Violence and Family Violence Awareness

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Domestic Violence/Family Violence- this is a subject I am not thrilled to blog about…..then why write about it???  It came to me on one of those long and hot “dog days of summer.”  I had a rare quiet moment at the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Reference Desk.  To get me


Are There Hidden Masonic Symbols on the Los Angeles Central Library?

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, October 21, 2016

Since I began leading docent tours eight years ago at the Los Angeles Central Library, some tour goers ask—is hidden Masonic symbolism contained in the art that decorates the library?


October 16, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 16, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett remains at number one on the


Mobster Modes

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Clothes make the man", wrote Mark Twain.


Chinese New Books - October 2016

Chinese New Books - October 2016

Julie Shu, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, October 13, 2016

中文新書 - 2016.10 
Chinese New Books - 10.2016

歡迎借閲中文新書! 如果您要的書已被借走,您可以預定 (place a hold), 也可要求把書送到您附近的分舘。
如您需了解如何查閲圖書館其它中文書籍, 或您有購書建議, 請聯係language@lapl.org


2016 National Book Award Finalists Released

2016 National Book Award Finalists Released

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The National Book Foundation has announced the National Book Award shortlists for 2016.  The


October 9, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 9, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists as Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 


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