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Central Docents, Central Library, July 15, 2016

Did you know that when Central Library opened in 1926, the entrance at 530 South Hope Street was both the "front door" and mailing address? Patrons entered the gates at Hope Street and walked up a long sloping ramp to a circulation desk at the center of the lower level. In fact, if you peer through the glass doors at street level today, you can still see the original entrance ramp.

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Read the Rainbow

Teen Reading Roundup: LGBT YA of 2015

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, June 5, 2015
From nonfiction to contemporary romance to speculative fiction, there have been many standout YA titles with LGBT themes released over the past few months.

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, June 3, 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.


May 31, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 31, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, June 2, 2015

David McCullough's, The Wright Brothers, remains #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover


Map: West Hollywood: the Community in Action, Community Business Promotions, 1993

A Pictorial Map of West Hollywood

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, June 1, 2015

To honor LGBT Heritage Month at the library we present this pictorial map of West Hollywood, one of America’s most enlightened cities. Street maps from as recently as the 1970’s ignored the growing power of the gay community in the little city between Beverly Hills and Hollywood.


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Pride in the Face of Adversity: How the Herald Examiner Covered the LGBT Community in Los Angeles

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Monday, June 1, 2015

As a mainstream news outlet in the 20th Century, it's probably not surprising that the Los Angeles Herald Express (later Herald Examiner) newspaper gave little coverage to the LGBT community.


Nishan Press Chinese Book Donation

International Languages Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“To have friends coming from afar, is it not delightful?” This wise and humane saying can be found in a little red book, titled Quotations from Confucius, published by Shandong Friendship Publishing House.


AIDA: L.A. Metropolitan Opera

Opera in the Library

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Free Live Music Performance from LA’s Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, May 30th


May 24, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 24, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

David McCullough's latest, The Wright Brothers, is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles


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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