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International Languages Department, Central Library, May 27, 2015

“To have friends coming from afar, is it not delightful?” This wise and humane saying can be found in a little red book, titled Quotations from Confucius, published by Shandong Friendship Publishing House. The book is bilingual – Chinese and English – and along with 350 books, it has been graciously donated to Los Angeles Public Library by Nishan Press. The name of the press...

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November 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 24, 2014

The Burning Room, Michael Connelly's 19th entry in his Harry Bosch crime series, debuts on top of the 


Big List of Book Lists V

Big List of Book Lists V

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 21, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Friday, November 21, 2014.

 


On the Wings of Philosophy

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, November 20, 2014

A few years ago, UNESCO marked every third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day. And so it is, but what is philosophy? “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


November 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 17, 2014

There are new books topping both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller Lists this week.


YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 14, 2014

READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA (FREE)

SUNDAY NOV 16th  2014 @ 2:00 PM, Mark Taper Auditorium


FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, November 13, 2014

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP (FREE)

SATURDAY NOV 15th 2014 @ 1:00 PM,  Meeting Room B


Art Film Series 2014-2015

Art Department, Central Library, Monday, November 10, 2014

Central Library’s Art Film Series for 2014-15, Made in L.A., offers five more films set and made in Los Angeles. While the films differ in story and tone, each one presents Los Angeles as an integral backdrop and a crucial character.


Etymology

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, November 10, 2014

Recent conversations with the teenagers that visit Teen’Scape revolved around the history of words.


November 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, November 9, 2014

For the first time since November 10, 2013, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is not in the top ten of the Los Angeles Times H


November 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Marilynne Robinson's Lila, a


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