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Keumsook Hahn, Librarian, International Languages Department, December 2, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library is commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare with programs, film screenings, and and an exhibit at Central Library from November 2016 to February 2017.  Expand your knowledge of Shakespeare by reading some of his works, which are available in many languages including Korean.  Below is an example of some of the Korean language titles...

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Entry from Bernice Kimball's "Streets of Los Angeles"

The Long and Winding Story of the Streets of Los Angeles

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What’s in a name?  The stories behind the names of the streets, avenues, roads, and boulevards of Los Angeles reveal much about the history of our city, from its beginning as a tiny pueblo to today's sprawling metropolis of 3.8 million.  A list of L.A.


August 2, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 2, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Harper Lee's return to publishing, Go Set a Watchmanis the new #1 book on


$10 Worth of Controversy

Tamara Holub, Librarian, Business Department, Monday, August 3, 2015

In June 2015, US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, introduced The New 10 Campaign in which a woman will be featured on the newly redesigned $10 bill in the year 2020.  The circulation of the new $10 bill will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right t


New Test Preparation for High School Equivalency Certificate Exams

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In recent years, high school education in America has evolved to prepare students for the changing demands of entry level careers, vocational and technical schools and introductory college courses.  Change has also come to the GED (General Education Development) high school equivalency exam,


Tech Tuesdays @ Central Library 1st Floor Lobby: E-media at your fingertips

Eileen Y., Librarian, InfoNow, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Would you like to know how you can download free movies from the library’s website?  Would you like to know how to download free music which you can actually keep?  Would you like to know how you can download e-books to your Kindle or iPad? 


CLASSIC TAI CHI CLASSES

International Languages Department, Central Library, Monday, July 27, 2015

Please join us for free classic Tai Chi classes by Instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include introduction and interpretation of classic Tai Chi forms, exercises, as well as questions and answers.


Everett Robbins Perry: Librarian with a Vision

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, July 20, 2015

Our free, daily, art and architecture tour of L.A.'s central library begins in the 1926 Goodhue Building, famous for its sculpture, murals, painted ceilings, and wonderful architecture.  The building has another great feature, something which seems ordinary to modern eyes, but which wasn't o


July 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, July 19, 2015

Daniel Silva's The English Spy is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List for the week of July 19,


Job & Career Center Grandly Opened – July 10, 2015

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mayor Garcetti launched a new job resource program at City libraries. The grand opening of the new center was attended by about a hundred library patrons and staff, job seekers, reporters and activists.


In a Better World

Film Screening ~ In a Better World

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, July 17, 2015

A free screening of the film In a Better World 
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 1:00 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library


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