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Yosemite
Art Department, Central Library, August 29, 2014

Yosemite has been a destination for individuals and families from around the world for generations. If you enjoy the outdoors or being surrounded by the beauty of nature, it is a dream come true. There is so much to see and do at this majestic national park. For instance, you can see the oldest living things on earth (giant sequoias), the tallest waterfall in North America (...

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November 3 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 4, 2013

No changes atop the Los Angeles Times Best Seller lists this week.


Business & Economics Department Halloween Tricks & Treats

Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Friday, November 1, 2013

Santa Anas blow chill and autumn days of mellow fruitfulness are at an end. The Harvest Moon has risen and set. The day shortens, the shadows lengthen; Halloween creeps into the Business & Economics Department.

 


A picture of Dr. Melvin Schrier who donated a big collection of menus and two ladies.

Major donation to the LAPL Menu collection

Ani Boyadjian, Principal Librarian, Research & Special Collections, Monday, October 28, 2013

There’s something about restaurant menus--especially th


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October 27, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 28, 2013

Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things is the new number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list this week.


Crime Scene yellow tape for Teen’Scape CSI event

Death in the Stacks: Teen’Scape CSI Coming Soon!

Teenscape Department, Central Library, Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This October has been a busy month for Teen'Scape, with a Big Draw LA program where we made a Central Library collage, sugar skull decorating and our all-day


Halloween Carved Pumpkin

Where My Witches At: Gearing up for Halloween with Western Costume company and the Art Department

Art Department, Central Library, Monday, October 21, 2013

Well, it’s time little spooks to get your ‘creep’ on. To help with your decorations, costumes, treats, and pranks, here is a list of do-it-yourself guides to pumpkin carving, creating creepy creatures, planning parties and food creations, scaring your neighbors and yourself.


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October 20, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 21, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell's newest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants debuts at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction best seller list this week.


The picture of Rotunda of Los Angeles Central Public Library - Upper Level 2

Reasons to visit the History Department in person

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Thursday, October 17, 2013

While new technology points toward every reference resource being digitized and on your hand-held something there are library beauties that can only be savored in person, in your actual hand kind of experiences.


Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Fiction-The Lowland and Nonfiction - Killing Jesus

October 13, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three new books sit atop the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list this week.


Describing social etiquette with 3 victorians

Mrs. Grundy Then and Now: Historical Etiquette Books

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, October 11, 2013

“[Women] aren’t supposed to know how much dinner-for-two comes to or how generous your escort tips. So don’t look very interested when the waiter brings the check. It’s his privilege to scan the figures on the bill before paying it.


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