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The Seven Centers Ceiling in the Main Lobby
The Seven Centers Ceiling in the Main Lobby
Central Docents, Central Library, 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.

The painting, which measures 36 feet by 36 feet, is by Los Angeles artist Renee Petropoulos, and she named it The Seven Centers.In the early 1990’...

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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.


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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.


Photo of Two Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers Make a Difference at Central Library

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In addition to hosting class visits, and teen activities and events, Central Library’s Teen’Scape also has an active teen volunteer program. So active, in fact, that during the month of June our volunteers logged 180 hours of community service.


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July 14th, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 15, 2013

Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed edged The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman for top spot in


BEAD WEAVING: A LIST OF INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS

Art Department, Central Library, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

When top beadwork artisans, beadwork authors, and contributors in the beading community were interviewed by Lark Jewelry and asked what they considered their inspirational go to books for beading, the following list was created.


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July 7th, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane has taken over the top spot on this week's Los Angeles Times Fiction Bestseller list as Dan Brown's


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