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A blog for the Subject Departments of the Central Library

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Central Docents, Central Library, July 15, 2016

Did you know that when Central Library opened in 1926, the entrance at 530 South Hope Street was both the "front door" and mailing address? Patrons entered the gates at Hope Street and walked up a long sloping ramp to a circulation desk at the center of the lower level. In fact, if you peer through the glass doors at street level today, you can still see the original entrance ramp.

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Job & Career Center Grandly Opened – July 10, 2015

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mayor Garcetti launched a new job resource program at City libraries. The grand opening of the new center was attended by about a hundred library patrons and staff, job seekers, reporters and activists.


In a Better World

Film Screening ~ In a Better World

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, July 17, 2015

A free screening of the film In a Better World 
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 1:00 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library


July 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 13, 2015

The top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists remained unchanged this week with All the Light We Cannot See


Special Olympics

Special Olympics World Games

Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, July 10, 2015

This year, the Special Olympics World Games will take place in Los Angeles.  500,000 spectators, and 30,000 volunteers, and 3000 coaches, and 7000 athletes, and 177 countries—all will come together in Los Angeles. The games begin on July 25 and continue for 9 days.


July 5, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 5, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 7, 2015

59 weeks after first appearing on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, All the Light We Cannot See


Take a trip down Memory Lane

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Recently, we found a folder tucked away at the back of a file cabinet in the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Department.


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, July 2, 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.


June 28, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 28, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

For the fourth week in a row the top of the Los Angeles Times Bests Seller Lists remain unchanged as 


Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera

Video: Opera in the Library

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Saturday, May 30th, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's Aida opera in the Taper Auditorium to a packed house.  If you missed it, here's a short video of some of the highlights from that performance.


June 21, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 21, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 22, 2015

Once again there are no changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Bests Seller Lists this week as 


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