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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, December 16, 2014

Couldn't make it to our last craft program? Never fear! We've got step by step instructions and a video in the post below to help you make your own recycled paper gift bows this holiday season. 


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October 20, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 21, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell's newest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants debuts at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction best seller list this week.


The picture of Rotunda of Los Angeles Central Public Library - Upper Level 2

Reasons to visit the History Department in person

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Thursday, October 17, 2013

While new technology points toward every reference resource being digitized and on your hand-held something there are library beauties that can only be savored in person, in your actual hand kind of experiences.


Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Fiction-The Lowland and Nonfiction - Killing Jesus

October 13, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three new books sit atop the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list this week.


Describing social etiquette with 3 victorians

Mrs. Grundy Then and Now: Historical Etiquette Books

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, October 11, 2013

“[Women] aren’t supposed to know how much dinner-for-two comes to or how generous your escort tips. So don’t look very interested when the waiter brings the check. It’s his privilege to scan the figures on the bill before paying it.


Book covers of bestsellers fiction and nonfiction: Bleeding Edge and Still Foolin' Em

October 6, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thomas Pynchon's latest, Bleeding Edge debuts in the number one spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction list this week.


A baby doll is holding the book - The Little Prince in spanish - El Princito

Bonjour, Little Prince!

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, October 7, 2013

Walking around the Los Angeles Public Library, one may come across a bilingual quotation in Spanish and English by Alfonso Reyes: “No hay amigo tan complaciente como un libro.” “There is no friend more obliging than a book.” And when entering the library and walki


Los Angeles Central Library entrance at Flower Street

Central Library - 20 Years Later

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On October 3, 1993, Central Library opened its doors to the people of Los Angeles for the first time in over seven years. Originally designed by Bertram G. Goodhue, the building had been a Los Angeles icon since its dedication in 1926, with striking architecture and artwork both inside and out.


Book Covers

September 29, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Billy Crystal's memoir, Still Foolin' Em hits the #1 spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction list this week.


Book Covers

September 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, September 23, 2013

Plenty of turnover on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction list this week with Lee Child's newest Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back debuting at #1.


Book Covers

September 15, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, September 16, 2013

While the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction list remains basically the same as last week two new novels debut on the Fiction list.


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