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August 27, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
August 27, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, August 30, 2017

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta is the new #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, while Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson returns to the top of...

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Big List of Book Lists VIII

Big List of Book Lists VIII - The Lost, Neglected, Forgotten and Underrated

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, March 11, 2016

A round-up of interesting lists of lost, neglected, forgotten and underrated books and authors found on the internet in March, 2016.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, March 4, 2016

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


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Celebrating Women's Heritage Month with the Canoga Rockettes

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The post-War era brought exponential growth to the San Fernando Valley, transforming the region into the quintessential suburbs.


February 28, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

February 28, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 29, 2016

For the third week in a row there are no changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists as My Name is Lucy Barton


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. Special Oscars Edition!

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, February 27, 2016

Each February, the Academy gathers to honor the best films produced in the previous year and this is quite the literary season for these prestigious awards. Most of the films nominated for the highest accolades were adapted from books!


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An Unusual Resource for African American Genealogy

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Insurance companies have long provided policies to cover losses of property but, before the end of the Civil War, this also included pay-outs for injury and death of slaves.


February 21, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

February 21, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, February 23, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists this week as My Name is Lucy Barton


FROM MAYA ANGELOU TO TUPAC SHAKUR: SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETS

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 22, 2016

Among the many treasures in the Literature & Fiction department is our poetry collection, which clocks in at around 20,000 titles.  Since February is African-American Heritage Month, what better time to spotlight a few of these fabulous poets?


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A Saturday Serenade: Video

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department, Thursday, February 18, 2016

On Saturday, February 6th the LAPL Musicians performed A Saturday Serenade to an enthusiastic audience in the Taper Auditorium.


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