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The intersection of Adams and San Pedro today
Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, May 20, 2016

If you drive through the neighborhood around the intersection of Adams and San Pedro Street today, you will see a strip mall and on the opposite corner a clothing store.  Everywhere you look, there are businesses with signs in Spanish, reflecting the predominantly Latino population.  What you won’t find are many signs of the Chinese community that lived in the area between the 1930s...

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Film screening ~ The Illusionist

Film Screening ~ The Illusionist

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A free screening of the film The Illusionist
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:15 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library


Jewish American Heritage Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush declared that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, after resolutions passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.


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Video: Japanese Flower Arrangement

International Languages Department, Central Library, Monday, May 18, 2015

Japan is a country of elegant art forms and subtle inspirations. One of these inspiring art forms, which can be thought of as poetry of nature, is Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers").


May 17, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 17, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, May 17, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr has been on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List for 52 weeks and it celebrates its one year anniversary on the list b


Japanese Flower Arrangement

JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

International Languages Department, Central Library, Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There is a centuries-old Japanese flower arrangement art form, known as Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers"). The word comes from the Japanese word ikeru (生ける, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana (花, "flower").


May 10, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 10, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 11, 2015
In its 51st week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is back in the top spot, displacing

Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Monday, May 11, 2015

May is Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.


National Bike Month

Teenscape Department, Central Library, Thursday, May 7, 2015

Central Library will be honoring National Bike Month this May with a few special programs centered around the bicycle. Starting with National Bike to Work Week, May 11 to May 15.


Why You Should Take the Ukulele Seriously

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“The ukulele is a toy guitar and not worth a second thought.”    
           - Hart Stillwell, ESQUIRE, October 1940


May 3, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 3, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 4, 2015
No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Seller Lists this week as The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is number one on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List, while 

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