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June 18, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
June 18, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, June 21, 2017

New titles grace the top of both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers Lists this week as Camino Island by John Grisham debuts at #1 on the Fiction Bestseller List, while...

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Chinatown in the seventies.

Textiles

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, December 4, 2015

My parents worked in the garment industry. My father started out doing bespoke suits in the 1970s and had to constantly reinvent his career as the clothing tastes changed.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. December 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, December 3, 2015

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.


Animals in Advertising

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, December 1, 2015

“Animals are popular because they are aspirational. They live for the moment, are true to their affections and they don’t worry about having a bad hair day. Difficult standard for us people to live up to.”    -- Luke Tipping, advertiser.


November 22, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 22, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham returns


Teen’Scape Revisited: YA Library after Nearly Two Decades

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, November 23, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.  Architect Robert Coffee created the unique space, which opened


Teen’Scape: The Origin Story

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, November 12, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.   The 4,000 square-foot area includes the “living room,” c


November is National Scholarship Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, November 10, 2015

According to data from the Labor Department, the price index for college tuition grew by nearly 80% between 2003 and 2013. That’s nearly twice as fast as growth in medical care costs. In fact, the price of higher education is growing faster than most household incomes can keep up with.


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