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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 ...

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Art Exhibit Flyer

The Literature Department and Westwood Branch Celebrate Muslim Poetry

Robert Anderson, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World, an exhibit and series of readings and performances celebrating the beauty and power of Muslim poetry ranging from ancient times to the 21st century, is currently being presented by Central Library's Literature and Fiction Department and the


“Last Days of the Dinosaurs” show by Richard Wade for 8th Annual Science Day event, Central Library

Science Day at Central Library

Madeline Bryant, Senior Librarian, Children's Literature Department, Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Over 300 people attended this year’s annual Science Day event, celebrated at Central Library on March 30, 2013. Now in its 8th year, the theme of Dinosaurs made this our BIGGEST success yet.


Tax Forms

Tax Days in the Business & Economics Department

Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Friday, April 5, 2013

The Business and Economics Department continues to serve patrons who do not do their Federal and State taxes electronically by offering paper distribution of Federal and California Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications.


Japanese Tea Ceremony School Instructor and Students

Japanese Tea Ceremony at Thursdays@Central on April 11

International Languages Department, Central Library, Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Ogasawara Ryu Sencha Do Japanese Tea Ceremony School was established in Japan about 100 years ago. Although the history of the matcha ceremony is much older and well known, Ogasawara Ryu involves the making of tea from tea leaves as opposed to tea powder. 


Armenian text

Searching Armenian Books

International Languages Department, Central Library, Thursday, April 4, 2013

Have you tried to figure out how to find an Armenian book in our library catalog? You may find the following Armenian Romanization table helpful. Diacritics are not necessary for searching the catalog.


Drawing and Painting samples

Creative inspiration for Spring!

Emma Roberts, Librarian III, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Friday, March 29, 2013

If you feel like trying your hand at drawing or painting for the first time, or would like to sharpen your talents, the Art, Music & Recreation Department has plenty of resources to get you started.  Check out the catalog, or come along and browse the shelves in person to find dozens of


Abraham Lincoln in Group Photo

U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Jack Stephens, Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Department, Thursday, March 28, 2013

The U.S.


BULLY FREE L.A sign presented by the Los Angeles Fire Department

Anti-Bully​ing Resources At Your Library - And Beyond

Teenscape Department, Central Library, Wednesday, March 20, 2013

by Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen’Scape and Mary Abler, Innovation Leadership Program Resident


Fortress of Hormuz

Gems found from Extramural Interlibrary Loan

Steven Kilgore, Access Services, Tuesday, March 19, 2013

At Access Services, we provide a service called Extramural Interlibrary Loan that facilitates any quest for knowledge beyond the walls, so to speak.  For all the books we possess here in the Los Angeles Public Library system, there are those rare and exotic books that lurk outside our walls.


An open movie book

Books vs. Movies, Part 2

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, March 18, 2013

Part II (see part 1 here)


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