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Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, November 26, 2014
During the post-World War II era, the San Fernando Valley came to exemplify the explosion of suburban growth that was taking place on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Valley Times newspaper (1946-1970) was there to document it all. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL...

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September 8, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The only new book to join the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list this week is Night Film by Marisha Pessl which debuts in the #1 spot.


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Historical True Crime Books

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, September 6, 2013

Did you know that within certain aisles of the Social Science Department lurks the largest collection of con men, burglars, criminals, mobsters, murderers, rogues, and scoundrels that you will ever have the misfortune to find?


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September 1, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

No changes again this week atop the Los Angeles Times Bestseller lists with Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling in the #1 spot on the Hardcover Fiction list and Reza Aslan's 


South Pole Station

The Coolest Books in the Library

History Department, Central Library, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

As the heat of Summer slowly cools down to a simmer, those yearning for cooler climates might want to take a dip in one of the coolest sections of Central Library. Down in the History Department is where you will find the the very end of the Dewey Decimal range of call numbers.


Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The Cuckoo's Calling and Nonfiction - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazereth

August 25, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 26, 2013

No changes atop the Los Angeles Times Bestseller lists with Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling in the #1 spot on the Hardcover Fiction list and Reza Aslan's 


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Job & Career Collection in the Business & Economics Dept.

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Monday, August 26, 2013

Whether you are seeking your first job, unemployed, making a career change or looking for opportunities to improve your working life and career, please visit the Central Library for help.  


Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The Cuckoo's Calling and Nonfiction - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazereth

August 18, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list remains essentially unchanged with Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling holding steady in the #1 spot.


Image of the end of Summer Reading program

2013 Summer Reading Ends

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On Saturday, August 3, this year’s Summer Reading Program ended.. and I must say that Reading was quite Delicious this year! Teen’Scape had two enjoyable No Bake Dessert sessions which included cheesecake and lava cake demonstrations.


Musicians on Stage

World Music Concert

International Languages Department, Central Library, Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We hope you can join us on September 7th for an afternoon of great music!


Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The Cuckoo's Calling and Nonfiction - This Town.

August 11, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 12, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith debuts this week on top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction best seller list while James Lee Burke's 20th Dave Robicheaux mystery 


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