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Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, August 28, 2015

Love Aaj Kal (in Hindi – Love “now” and “then” which can also mean “these days”) narrates two parallel love stories from aaj (today) and kal (yesterday). London, San Francisco, Delhi - where would we go, what would we give to find our soulmates? 

Please join us for a free screening of this romantic comedy in Meeting Room...

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August 17, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 17, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ben Macintyre's A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal debuts in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List this w


An Introduction to Stamp Collecting

Tamara Holub, Librarian, Business Department, Monday, August 18, 2014

Stamp collecting is an extremely popular and diversified hobby with around 60 million collectors. Approximately 5 million people in the United States are stamp collectors. The hobby is also very popular in Great Britain, China, India, and Singapore.


Big List of Book Lists III

Big List of Book Lists III

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, August 14, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Top Ten Books Published this Month that Librarians Across the Country LoveLibrary Reads


August 10, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 10, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Almost three years after its initial run on top of the best seller lists, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption 


The Power of Popular Culture

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, August 11, 2014

“Popular culture represents a common denominator, something that cuts across most economic, social and educational barriers.”- Edward Jay Whetmore


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L.A. Stories from the "Map Cave"

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, August 11, 2014

I have always felt it was a shame that so many maps and the stories they tell are buried in drawers where no one can hear them.


August 3, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 3, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Heist, the first in a new series by Janet


Stamps Around the World

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The postage stamp may fit in the palm of the hand, but the information it may visually convey may extend far and wide, as it is the case with Stamps around the World, a month-long exhibition in the International Languages department.


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What Will You See on a Free Tour of Central Library?

Central Docents, Central Library, Sunday, August 3, 2014

The LAPL Docents invite you to a free tour of our magnificent library at 5th and Grand.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. August 2014 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, August 1, 2014

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better.


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