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Greer Garson weeps in court after describing her husband's cruelty
Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Department, October 30, 2014

The Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics states that ethical journalism "should be accurate and fair", and journalists should be "courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information."  Journalists are expected and encouraged to get the story and, as long as it's the undeniable truth, boldly and without bias broadcast the news to...

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July 7th, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane has taken over the top spot on this week's Los Angeles Times Fiction Bestseller list as Dan Brown's


The picture of the tiling of the tower roof of Los Angeles Central Library, the view from the Bunker Hill steps

Scholarly Research: A few good places to start

InfoNow Department, Central Library, Friday, July 5, 2013

By Eileen Y. and David Brenner


A scene from the classic movie - Cain and Mabel as well as the book cover of one of Gable Davis's books

Lights, Camera, Fiction! Novels Written by Actors

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Nobody asked for it, but here it is – a list of fiction written by thespians!  While of course these things are subjective, it is safe to say that the following titles run the gamut from surprisingly good to flat-out terrible.

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June 30th, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 1, 2013

Inferno by Dan Brown jumps back into the top spot on the Hardcover Fiction list while Phil Jackson's Eleven Rings is again


Storytime Group Photo

Summer Reading Club is under way! Oh, how the babies love to play!

Linda Israelson, Librarian, Children's Literature Department, Thursday, June 27, 2013

In 2011, The Los Angeles Public Library incorporated a component into its Summer Reading Club to actively engage children under the age of five.


Ernest Hemingway Poses with Water Buffalo

Travel With a Famous Novelist This Summer

Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens usually reside
upstairs in the Literature and Fiction Department. However, many notable
novelists have written travelogues documenting a particular country at a


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June 23rd, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 24, 2013

New number ones on both the Fiction and Nonfiction lists and a trio of debuts in the Hardcover Fiction top ten highlight this week's Los Angeles Times Best Sellers lists.  


The logo of The Scottsboro Boys show

Scottsboro Boys

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Thursday, June 20, 2013

“’Scottsboro Boys’ [is] a dazzling show about a travesty. The tale of the unjustly accused Scottsboro Nine is reenacted as an irreverent carnival show with stinging and stunning effect at the Ahmanson Theatre.”


Magazine covers of a random selection of business magazines with trade or industry focus

Periodicals in the Business & Economics Department

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Take a look at the randomly selected titles above – did you know how diverse our paper holdings are?


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June 16th, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 17, 2013

Almost a year after first hitting the Hardcover Fiction list, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is back in the top ten at number eight.


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