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Keumsook Hahn, Librarian, International Languages Department, December 2, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library is commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare with programs, film screenings, and and an exhibit at Central Library from November 2016 to February 2017.  Expand your knowledge of Shakespeare by reading some of his works, which are available in many languages including Korean.  Below is an example of some of the Korean language titles...

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The City of Los Angeles' 311

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, September 19, 2015

In the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Department we often field questions from residents of the City of Los Angeles pertaining to city services and the government.  In support of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s commitment to increasing access to city services,  the Los Angeles Public L


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Librarians to Publishers: More Latin@ Books, Please!

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, September 16, 2015

According to the 2013 American Community Survey, over 1.8 million Hispanic or Latino people live in the City of Los Angeles, or 48.6% of the population.


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A History of Latino Activism in Los Angeles

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The influence of Latino heritage and culture has long been prevalent in the city of Los Angeles. This includes a history of activism relating to causes at the local, state, national, and international levels.


Pictorial Map of Mexico, Fischgrind Publishing, Cartographer Miguel Gomez Medina, 1931

Pictorial Map of Mexico

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This masterpiece of pictorial mapping is an original from the earliest printings of the famed Fischgrind Publishing house and one of the mysterious Miguel Gomez Medina’s greatest works.


September 13, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 13, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, September 14, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr remains 


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SCORE for Your Business at the Central Library

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Los Angeles Public Library Business & Economics Department in the Central Library has recently started a relationship with SCORE to offer free, confidential one-on-one small business counseling and m


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. September 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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.


Septermber 6, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 6, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, September 6, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, in its 68th week on the List, is at #


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Classic Tai Chi Classes

International Languages Department, Central Library, Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Please join us for the second series of free classic Tai Chi classes by Instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include introduction and interpretation of classic Tai Chi forms, exercises, as well as questions and answers. 


August 30, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 30, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 31, 2015

Two long time denizens of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists return to the top this week as All the Light We Cannot


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