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Ana Beker
Ana Beker Rides Into Victoria, Mexico
Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, March 24, 2015

A colleague in the History Department recently came across an old book whose drab cover hides a fascinating adventure story. Woman on a Horse, written in 1956, is Ana Beker’s account of the four years she spent riding horseback alone from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Ottawa, Canada. Why would anyone do such a...

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September 14, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 14, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, September 14, 2014

The top of both Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists remains unchanged as Haruki Murakami's latest novel, 


Funky Skull Nail Art by Kayleigh O'Connor

Nail Art!

Andrea Borchert, Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Department, Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I tell everyone, all the time, that the Science, Technology & Patents Department is a very serious place.


September 7, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 7, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Haruki Murakami's latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is #1 o


Part of the booklist cover page

Thank you @LAHistory!

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, September 5, 2014

We want to thank @LAHistory for tweeting about a bit of Los Angeles Public Library history: an LAPL booklist produced in the months after the 1


Saroyanesque

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, September 4, 2014


August 31, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 31, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In its 35th week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List Everything I Need to Know I Learned From


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Beginning Genealogy

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, September 1, 2014

Am I related to anyone famous?

What is my ethnic background?

How far back can I go?  1800s?  1600s?  Adam and Eve?!!


Read It First - Cover image

Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. September 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, August 30, 2014

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.


Yosemite

Saturday September 6th- Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit Film Screening

Art Department, Central Library, Friday, August 29, 2014

Yosemite has been a destination for individuals and families from around the world for generations. If you enjoy the outdoors or being surrounded by the beauty of nature, it is a dream come true. There is so much to see and do at this majestic national park.


“Just One More Piece”: The Magic World of Puzzles

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Lacemaker by Tropinin


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