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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, July 21, 2014

When in the second half of the last century Isaac Bashevich Singer was awarded a Noble Prize for Literature, he raised an interesting question: “People ask me often, ‘Why do you write in a dying language?’” And he tried to explain: “There is a quiet humor in Yiddish and a gratitude for every day of life… each encounter of...

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June 1, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 1, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 2, 2014

After being on top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List almost continuously since the fall of 2013, 


May 25, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 25, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the 29th out of 30 weeks since being released, The Goldfinch 


Three Chords and the Truth

Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, May 20, 2014

When Robert Zimmerman, later famous as Bob Dylan, was a young man growing up in Minnesota, he discovered that a friend owned an impressive collection of music records, most notably a collection of Blues recordings, artists such as Bo Didley and Huddie William Ledbetter, famous by his stage name L


May 18, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 18, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 19, 2014

One week after debuting on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction List, Diane Keaton shot up to the top spot on the list this week with her memoir, 


Retirement Planning: The Synchronicity of Libraries, Newspapers and E-Media

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A New York Times Article has caught the attention of the Internet and gone viral.


May 11, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 11, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 12, 2014

As it has been for basically the entire year, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, is the number 1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List this


Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point

Yosemite - Inspiring Generations

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Everybody needs beauty...places to play and pray in, where Nature may
heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike


May 4, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 4, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The #1 books on both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Bestseller Lists remain the same this week, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on the Fiction List and 


Working Poets Radio Show (WPRS) Podcast

The Literature and Fiction Department Presents: The Working Poet Radio Show

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 5, 2014

The Literature and Fiction Department of the Los Angeles Public Library presents


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