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A blog for the Subject Departments of the Central Library

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The words stand up for your right to read with flames in the background.
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, September 25, 2016

This September 25th through October 1st, celebrate the 34th annual Banned Books Week with us!  

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Ammendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books week...

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Nishan Press Chinese Book Donation

International Languages Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“To have friends coming from afar, is it not delightful?” This wise and humane saying can be found in a little red book, titled Quotations from Confucius, published by Shandong Friendship Publishing House.


AIDA: L.A. Metropolitan Opera

Opera in the Library

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Free Live Music Performance from LA’s Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, May 30th


May 24, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 24, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

David McCullough's latest, The Wright Brothers, is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles


Film screening ~ The Illusionist

Film Screening ~ The Illusionist

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A free screening of the film The Illusionist
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:15 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library


Jewish American Heritage Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush declared that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, after resolutions passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.


Yumiko Kikkawa

Video: Japanese Flower Arrangement

International Languages Department, Central Library, Monday, May 18, 2015

Japan is a country of elegant art forms and subtle inspirations. One of these inspiring art forms, which can be thought of as poetry of nature, is Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers").


May 17, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 17, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, May 17, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr has been on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List for 52 weeks and it celebrates its one year anniversary on the list b


Japanese Flower Arrangement

JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

International Languages Department, Central Library, Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There is a centuries-old Japanese flower arrangement art form, known as Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers"). The word comes from the Japanese word ikeru (生ける, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana (花, "flower").


May 10, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 10, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 11, 2015
In its 51st week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is back in the top spot, displacing

Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Monday, May 11, 2015

May is Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.


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