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Central Docents, Central Library, February 8, 2016

Have you ever climbed the old marble staircase in our Central Library and, glancing up, spied a lit window cozily lined with books and plants? Or attended a Saturday puppet show in the Children's Department and noticed, high on the north wall, geometrically patterned perforations that open into an enticing space beyond? In both cases you are seeing the kind of unexpected, slightly mysterious...

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February 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

February 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List this week, 


Love Poetry at the Library

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, February 14, 2015
Locating Love Poetry in the Literature Department
 
Desperate for something special for that someone special this Valentine's Day?  Ask yourself: what's more moving, more enduring, and much cheaper than flowers?

sandra waugh and book cover

Meet the Author: Sandra Waugh, author of Lark Rising

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, February 13, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington(Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


amy talkington and book cover

Meet the Author: Amy Talkington, author of Liv, Forever

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, February 13, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington(Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


My Funny Valentine

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, February 12, 2015

Our celebration of the word wizardry of Lorenz Hart continues with another love song.  With February 14th right around the corner, what better song to choose than the Rodgers and Hart classic My Funny Valentine?


picture of april lindner and book cover

Meet the Author: April Lindner, author of Love, Lucy

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkingto


picture of jennifer niven and book jacket

Meet the Author: Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, February 9, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


susan adrian, author of tunnel vision

Meet the Author: Susan Adrian, author of Tunnel Vision

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, February 9, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


Funicular Heydays in Downtown Los Angeles

Tamara Holub, Librarian, Business Department, Saturday, February 7, 2015

A funicular railway or incline railway is a short railway located over a steep incline and operates by a cable wire and pulley system in which two tram-like cars on parallel rail tracks almost counter balance each other.  As one car goes up, another goes down.  This railway system becam


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