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Hawaii Travel Poster
Kaitlyn Levesque, August 22, 2014

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There are exactly 889 individual travel posters in the Los Angeles Public Library’s possession and I am without a doubt the only person to have seen each and every one. My name is Kaitlyn Levesque and I have had the privilege of spending my summer with the LAPL as the 2014 Getty Multicultural Intern. My job--give a much needed home and inventory to the LAPL's collection of...

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The Business and Economics Collections: An Overview

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Thursday, December 5, 2013

We have Business & Economics subjects covered very nicely. Our patrons contact us with questions like   - What was the exchange rate between US Dollar and British Pound in 1886?


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. December 2013 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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.


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December 1, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, December 2, 2013

After being displaced by Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in the top spot of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list last week, Malcolm Gladwell's 


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November 24, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, which gives a behind the scenes look at the 2012 presidential campaign, debuts in the top spot of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List this w


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International Languages Department initiates new World Cinema Series!

International Languages Department, Central Library, Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the start of our World Cinema Series on Saturday December 7, 2013 with the screening of a popular and colorful Indian film from 2001.


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Learn a New Language, Hone Your Academic Skills or Take a Course for Personal Enrichment with LAPL's Online Learning Resources!

David B., Librarian, InfoNow, Thursday, November 21, 2013

For people who need to have a basic knowledge of a foreign language:   

Mango Languages

Accessible from any computer via the web, LAPL Library Card required


Dignitaries unveiled the John F. Kennedy plaque on the floor of the L.A. Coliseum

November 22, 1963

Cindy McNaughton, Senior Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I know exactly where I was the afternoon of Friday, November 22, 1963.  I imagine most Americans 55 or older today remember where they were that day.  At 12.30 p.m. Central Standard Time, John F.


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November 17 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 18, 2013

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell remains number one on the Hardcover Nonfiction list for the fifth week in a row, while Donna Tartt's 


More Gems from LAPL's Periodical Collection

Steven Kilgore, Access Services, Friday, November 15, 2013

Some of my favorite requests come from a bound periodical called Paradise Of the Pacific: Hawaii’s Illustrated Monthly Magazine. The library has bound issues from (1933:04-1966:06.) This little gem is filled with poetry, articles on Hawaiian customs, bits of history, agricultu


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