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In recent years, high school education in America has evolved to prepare students for the changing demands of entry level careers, vocational and technical schools and introductory college courses.  Change has also come to the GED (General Education Development) high school equivalency exam, the nation’s standard in determining whether a student has mastered high school standards.

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October 12, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 12, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's (Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and


Big List of Book Lists IV

Big List of Book Lists IV

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.


October 5, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 5, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 6, 2014

There are two new books on top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists this week.


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Celebrate Teen Read Week at Central Library - and Beyond

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, October 6, 2014

Teen Read Week is October 12-18, and this year’s theme is Turn Dreams Into Reality @ Your Library.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. October 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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.


The Seven Centers Ceiling in the Main Lobby

Renee Petropoulos & The Seven Centers Ceiling

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, September 29, 2014

When you meet your docent in the main lobby of the Central Library, the first art piece you'll see is the vibrant mural overhead that spans the vaulted ceiling. Our daily, free, hour-long art and architecture tour starts right there.


City Librarian Tessa Kelso

Tessa Kelso: Sinful City Librarian

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, September 26, 2014
Banned Books Week offers the opportunity to introduce one of the most colorful librarians in city history and her battle with the moralistic mugwumps of fin de siecle Los Angeles.
 
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September 21, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 21, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, September 22, 2014

The top of both Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists remains unchanged as Haruki Murakami's latest novel, 


HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus by G. Hartwick in "The Polar World," 1874

The No-Longer-Lost Franklin Expedition

Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Sunday, September 21, 2014

On Sept. 8, 2014, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that one of the ships from the doomed Franklin Expedition had been found in the Arctic. Canadian scientists have been searching for the ships since 2008.


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