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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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Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The English Girl and Nonfiction - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazereth

August 4, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 5, 2013

There are new books on top of both the Fiction and Nonfiction best seller lists this week.  Daniel Silva's The English Girl, the 13th entry in his Gabriel Allon spy series debuts at #1 on the


Some puppets from Puppet Shows

Puppet shows to the rescue

Mara Alpert, Children's Librarian, Children's Literature Department, Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Here’s something you may not know about the World Famous (or at least Los Angeles Famous) Children’s Literature Department at Central Library.  If it weren’t for a puppet show, it might not ever have existed.  Okay, make that a lot of puppet shows.  And a cadre of


Mansion

If These Walls Could Talk...

History Department, Central Library, Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Alternately titled, "How to Research Murder, Crime and Scandal at the Los Angeles Central Library!"


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July 28th, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 29, 2013

Inferno by Dan Brown regained the top spot this week as And the Mountains Echoed by K


Wedding Banquet Setting

Wedding Planning! It’s never too soon

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, July 26, 2013

Did you attend a beautiful wedding this summer? Did you get some great ideas for your own upcoming ceremony? That’s wonderful news, but keep in mind that you may have to allow for one year of planning and preparation in order to create the wedding of your dreams.


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July 21st, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 22, 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman returns to the top spot in the Fiction Category followed by 


Library's new section - British Television with all television programming from the British Broadcasting Corporation and other European producers.

Now Playing at Popular Library

Kuang-Pei Tu, Senior Librarian, Access Services, Friday, July 19, 2013

Housing popular entertainment DVDs as a browsing collection is always a challenge.  The people at Popular Library are constantly coming up with ideas to make patron’s browsing experience easier and enjoyable.


Book Covers for Language Books

How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Joyce Cooper, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, July 19, 2013

Working on the reference desk in the International Languages Department of the Central Library in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in the country is an exciting job! I speak Spanish so I spend a large part of day helping Spanish-speaking patrons find information.


Man Using a Tablet

Tech Industry Job Resources

Jack Stephens, Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Department, Wednesday, July 17, 2013

If you're looking to keep up to date with computer and/or technology industry trends and trying to find a place in that industry, the Library has an electronic resource that is for you.


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