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Keumsook Hahn, Librarian, International Languages Department, December 2, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library is commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare with programs, film screenings, and and an exhibit at Central Library from November 2016 to February 2017.  Expand your knowledge of Shakespeare by reading some of his works, which are available in many languages including Korean.  Below is an example of some of the Korean language titles...

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November 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Garth Risk Hallberg's novel on New York in the 1970s, City on Fire, debuts a


Central Library hosts National Novel Writing Month every Monday

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 2, 2015

Stories matter. Everyone has a story in them and many have a novel just waiting to get out -- but how to start?  And once started, the difficulty of finding time or encouragement in this lonely process can be fatal to the creative urge.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. November 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, November 1, 2015

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Panelists for SHADOW OF ANGELS

Shadow of Angels

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, October 30, 2015

Maybe it’s the light, the brilliant golden light, that seems to make the shadows darker.  Maybe because Los Angeles is situated as a tenuous oasis on the edge of deserts as unforgiving as the moon?


Ready to become a Street Librarian?

Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It all started with a grocery bag full of used books.


October 25, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 25, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 26, 2015

M Train, Patti Smith's follow-up memoir to the National Book Award winning


California Ghosts

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, October 19, 2015

Myths and stories about ghosts exist in cultures all over the world thoughout history. The earliest tales of ghosts in America arose in the Puritan colonies of Massachusetts in the 1600s.


Looking South On Hill Street, 1940

Ansel Adams….Yosemite, Manzanar and beyond

Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Wednesday, October 14, 2015

While many books by and about photographer Ansel Adams are in the Art Department, the History Department also holds many books he wrote and illustrated.


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