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A heart shaped origami bookmark
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, March 27, 2015

Are you tired of scrambling for a makeshift bookmark? Receipts, postcards and gum wrappers just not cutting it? You definitely aren't resorting to folding down the page corner right? (right?!)

Stop mangling your books and losing your spot! 

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Underground Newspaper Microfilm Collection

Notes From The Underground

History Department, Central Library, Monday, March 31, 2014

The Underground Newspaper Collection (or Underground Press Collection) is a compilation of alternative/underground newspapers, magazines, newsletters and bulletins (1963-1985) reprinted on microfilm by the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS), later known as the Alternative Press S


Tumblr for Book Lovers

Eileen Y., Librarian, InfoNow, Friday, March 28, 2014

For those not familiar with what tumblr is - in short, tumblr is a combination of a social networking site and a microblogging site. What this means is that people can follow other people’s tumblr blogs, in a type of friends network.


March 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 24, 2014

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller


A Big List of Book Lists I

A Big List of Book Lists

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, March 20, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Thursday, March 20, 2014


L.A. Times Bestsellers

March 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As it has been for virtually the entire winter, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List this week.


Nowruz - a New Day: Contemplating the Arrival of Spring

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, March 14, 2014

Daffodils,

That come before the swallow dares, and take

The winds of March with beauty...

O, these I lack,

To make you garlands of… my sweet friend.

 - Perdita, Winter’s Tale (IV, 4)


Suffragettes

Women's History Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Image:  Suffragettes on parade, LAPL Photo Collection


picture of storyteller reading to children

Digital Storytelling Workshop Coming to Central Library in April

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I grew up in a family of storytellers and so have always had


L.A. Times Bestsellers

March 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 10, 2014

No changes to the top spots in the both the Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Best Seller Lists this week.


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