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Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, April 24, 2015

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ... held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” The Academy also invites young people to participate in a special...

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Deliver Us From Evil

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall is finally here offering cooler temperatures after a long, hot, and record-setting dry summer. What a wonderful time of year!  Halloween is upon us. Adults and children deciding what to wear in celebration of Halloween.


October 12, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 12, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's (Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and


Big List of Book Lists IV

Big List of Book Lists IV

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.


October 5, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 5, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 6, 2014

There are two new books on top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists this week.


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Celebrate Teen Read Week at Central Library - and Beyond

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, October 6, 2014

Teen Read Week is October 12-18, and this year’s theme is Turn Dreams Into Reality @ Your Library.


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 1, 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.


The Seven Centers Ceiling in the Main Lobby

Renee Petropoulos & The Seven Centers Ceiling

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, September 29, 2014

When you meet your docent in the main lobby of the Central Library, the first art piece you'll see is the vibrant mural overhead that spans the vaulted ceiling. Our daily, free, hour-long art and architecture tour starts right there.


City Librarian Tessa Kelso

Tessa Kelso: Sinful City Librarian

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, September 26, 2014
Banned Books Week offers the opportunity to introduce one of the most colorful librarians in city history and her battle with the moralistic mugwumps of fin de siecle Los Angeles.
 
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September 21, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 21, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, September 22, 2014

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


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