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International Languages Department, Central Library, September 16, 2014

Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese martial art with practical health benefits. It descends from Qigong, having its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi involves a series of slow and meditative body movements, originally designed for self-defense, as well...

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September 1, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

No changes again this week atop the Los Angeles Times Bestseller lists with Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling in the #1 spot on the Hardcover Fiction list and Reza Aslan's 


South Pole Station

The Coolest Books in the Library

History Department, Central Library, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

As the heat of Summer slowly cools down to a simmer, those yearning for cooler climates might want to take a dip in one of the coolest sections of Central Library. Down in the History Department is where you will find the the very end of the Dewey Decimal range of call numbers.


Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The Cuckoo's Calling and Nonfiction - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazereth

August 25, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 26, 2013

No changes atop the Los Angeles Times Bestseller lists with Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling in the #1 spot on the Hardcover Fiction list and Reza Aslan's 


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Job & Career Collection in the Business & Economics Dept.

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Monday, August 26, 2013

Whether you are seeking your first job, unemployed, making a career change or looking for opportunities to improve your working life and career, please visit the Central Library for help.  


Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The Cuckoo's Calling and Nonfiction - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazereth

August 18, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list remains essentially unchanged with Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling holding steady in the #1 spot.


Image of the end of Summer Reading program

2013 Summer Reading Ends

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On Saturday, August 3, this year’s Summer Reading Program ended.. and I must say that Reading was quite Delicious this year! Teen’Scape had two enjoyable No Bake Dessert sessions which included cheesecake and lava cake demonstrations.


Musicians on Stage

World Music Concert

International Languages Department, Central Library, Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We hope you can join us on September 7th for an afternoon of great music!


Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The Cuckoo's Calling and Nonfiction - This Town.

August 11, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 12, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith debuts this week on top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction best seller list while James Lee Burke's 20th Dave Robicheaux mystery 


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Henrietta Lacks' family finally gets to have a say

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept., Saturday, August 10, 2013

Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year old woman from the Baltimore area who died from ovarian cancer back in 1951. Some cells from her body were taken, without her family's consent, by medical researchers shortly before she died.


Sheet Music for Old Man Jazz

Sheet Music at LAPL

Emma Roberts, Librarian III, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In the light of the Songs in the Key of Los Angeles project, here is some information about the vast collection of scores and sheet music in the


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