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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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August 23, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 23, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 24, 2015

No changes to the top of either of the Los Angeles Times Best Seller Lists, Harper Lee's, 


Love Aaj Kal

Film Screening ~ Love Aaj Kal

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, August 24, 2015

Love Aaj Kal (in Hindi – Love “now” and “then” which can also mean “these days”) narrates two parallel love stories from aaj (today) and kal (yesterday). London, San Francisco, Delhi - where would we go, what would we give to find our soulmates? 


Man in Robe

This Saturday: "Upon This Rock"

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 24, 2015

As award-winning author Marilynne Robinson noted in her New York Times Essay “The Book of Books: What Li


Beyond "Boy Books"

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It happens all the time at my library. A parent walks up to me and says, “My son has to read a book for school. He’s in 7th grade. He doesn’t really like reading. Can you recommend something?”


August 16, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 16, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 17, 2015

Harper Lee's return to publishing, Go Set a Watchman


Mixtapes Are Back!

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, August 14, 2015

Not to show my age, but I recently put  together a mixtape after a decade long hiatus.


Movie theatre image

Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. August 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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.


Entry from Bernice Kimball's "Streets of Los Angeles"

The Long and Winding Story of the Streets of Los Angeles

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What’s in a name?  The stories behind the names of the streets, avenues, roads, and boulevards of Los Angeles reveal much about the history of our city, from its beginning as a tiny pueblo to today's sprawling metropolis of 3.8 million.  A list of L.A.


August 2, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 2, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Harper Lee's return to publishing, Go Set a Watchmanis the new #1 book on


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