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April 13, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, April 15, 2014

Recently named the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is on top of the Los Angeles Times...

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Orchestral music notes

Orchestrations Service

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Friday, June 7, 2013

An extremely popular service that the Art, Music and Recreation Department provide that not everyone may know about is orchestral service.  Our orchestral music collection contains scores and parts that are loaned to orchestras and performing groups in Southern California.  The service


International Languages Department Front Desk

Have you visited the International Languages Department?

Joyce Cooper, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, June 6, 2013

Do you or someone you know speak a language other than English?
Are you looking for reading material in another language?
Or do you want to learn a new language?


Reading is so Delicious

Summer Reading Fun in Teen'Scape

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, June 3, 2013

Teens! It’s time for Summer Reading Club at the Central Library. And that means it’s time for summer fun, new friends, new books, fun activities, and prizes!


Blue, green and orange color ribbons to represent for genetic testings of cancers

Cancer, Genetic Testing, and Intellectual Property

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept., Monday, June 3, 2013

It took one New York Times op-ed piece by a very famous celebrity to show how the matter of our genes, genetic testing, health care system, and intellectual property system are all intertwined.


John Kennedy Shaking Hands in Crowd

King, the Kennedys, & Los Angeles

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In the early 1960s, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy symbolized hope, change, and the dawn of a new era for a country that was caught in the clutches of Cold War fear, and in many cases, clinging to certain outdated social attitudes.


Grants Center Bookshelves

Grants--like loans you don’t have to pay back!

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, May 25, 2013

Looking to fund your nonprofit organization, business or individual needs? Look no further than our Grants Center! We offer directories, grant-writing guides and many other resources to help you get started with your grant or fundraising search!


Letter of Empathy from Children's Librarians to Santa and Elves

Summer Fun in the Children's Literature Department

Joanna Fabicon, Librarian, Children's Literature Department, Friday, May 24, 2013

It may not be the holiday season, but this time of year is still the busiest for the staff of the Children’s Literature Department.


Buried Treasures in the Periodical Stacks

Steven Kilgore, Access Services, Monday, May 20, 2013

Housing the best research collection of all public libraries west of Mississippi, Access Services of Central Library maintains, manages, and provides access to multitude of periodicals that date back to the Nineteenth Century.  Many varied and interesting photocopy requests for the rare item


Signs of City of Los Angeles for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Thursday, May 16, 2013

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.  This month is also known as Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.


The logo of MONEY MATTER$ KNOW MORE, MAKE MORE

Money Matter$: Know More, Make More

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Friday, May 10, 2013

The Los Angeles Public Library kicked off a campaign called “Money Matter$: Know More, Make More” in April 2013 in recognition of financial literacy month.  But that is only the beginning of what the library has to offer.


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