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Business & Economics Department, Central Library, July 11, 2014

If you’re preparing to take a professional licensing/certification exam, don’t sweat it -- the Business & Economics Department at the Central Library has you covered.  The Department has exam preparation materials covering a wide range of professions such as:

  • CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts)
  • CAPM (...

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A baby doll is holding the book - The Little Prince in spanish - El Princito

Bonjour, Little Prince!

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, October 7, 2013

Walking around the Los Angeles Public Library, one may come across a bilingual quotation in Spanish and English by Alfonso Reyes: “No hay amigo tan complaciente como un libro.” “There is no friend more obliging than a book.” And when entering the library and walki


Los Angeles Central Library entrance at Flower Street

Central Library - 20 Years Later

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On October 3, 1993, Central Library opened its doors to the people of Los Angeles for the first time in over seven years. Originally designed by Bertram G. Goodhue, the building had been a Los Angeles icon since its dedication in 1926, with striking architecture and artwork both inside and out.


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September 29, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Billy Crystal's memoir, Still Foolin' Em hits the #1 spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction list this week.


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September 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, September 23, 2013

Plenty of turnover on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction list this week with Lee Child's newest Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back debuting at #1.


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September 15, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, September 16, 2013

While the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction list remains basically the same as last week two new novels debut on the Fiction list.


A picture with teens at the Teen'scape department

Low Tech Supplies, High Tech Concepts with STEAM Programs in Teen'Scape

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, September 16, 2013

I had a friend once explain to me that there are basically two ways to learn about the world: one method is to take it apart into parts, a destructive method and the other way is to experience wholly and to make models of our experiences.


Orson Welles as Citizen Kane Photo

Hollywood's Enduring Rebels - the films and the rebels who brought them to the big screen

Art Department, Central Library, Friday, September 13, 2013

The Art Department of Central Library hosts a fall film series with three motion pictures whose directors took risks with their visual stories.  While the subjects, the use of photography, and the film scores differ, all three directors created filmic experiences with provocative endings tha


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September 8, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The only new book to join the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list this week is Night Film by Marisha Pessl which debuts in the #1 spot.


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Historical True Crime Books

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, September 6, 2013

Did you know that within certain aisles of the Social Science Department lurks the largest collection of con men, burglars, criminals, mobsters, murderers, rogues, and scoundrels that you will ever have the misfortune to find?


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

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

No changes again this week atop the Los Angeles Times Bestseller lists with Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling in the #1 spot on the Hardcover Fiction list and Reza Aslan's 


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