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April 20, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, April 22, 2014

Michael Lewis' latest expose of the financial markets, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, debuts at #1 on the ...


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

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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.


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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Learn a New Language Online

Joyce Cooper, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, May 9, 2013

Have you always wanted to learn a new language but don’t have time to take a class or participate in a conversation group?  Do you have a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone?  Then you’re in luck!  You can learn a language from anywhere using the library&rsquo

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For What It’s Worth: Pricing Your Used Car

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept., Tuesday, April 30, 2013

As the numerous TV programs like “Antiques Roadshow” or “Pawn Stars” tell us, people have a great desire to find out what their stuff is worth. As librarians, we’re usually not qualified to make a judgment on most items. man menu - Search the Library Collections

A quick primer on where to search for library materials

Eileen Y., Librarian, InfoNow, Monday, April 29, 2013

Ever wonder where to start looking on our website for finding different materials that the library has?  Whether it’s a book, magazine article, CD,  digitized photo, a historical map, or even some songs to download, here is a quick guide on where to click first, just so you can ge

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Stanley Kubrick Film & Exhibit

Art Department, Central Library, Friday, April 26, 2013

In 2001 Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film adventure was still the ultimate trip.  Now BluRay technology brings this epic odyssey in space to the present.  Join us for a film screening of Kubrick’s space odyssey film on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Central Library from 1-4 p.m.&nbsp

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Let the Library Cast Its Spell On You

Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Thursday, April 25, 2013

Do you believe in magic? While Disney may have the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood has the Magic Castle.  It’s there that some of the best magicians in the world perform and where they also mentor aspiring young adult magicians in the Academy of Magical Arts.

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History's going to the dogs!

Cindy McNaughton, Senior Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Thursday, April 18, 2013

Taking Bailey on the family vacation this summer or going hiking next weekend with Mr. Bear?  The History Department has the guidebooks you're looking for!  Have a bet on which presidents had a pup in the White House?

Book Shelves Filled With Test Preparation Books

Test Center

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Although not as inevitable as death and taxes, most of us will have to take a standardized test at some point in our lives, either for educational assessment or for employment.