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Ana Beker
Ana Beker Rides Into Victoria, Mexico
Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, March 24, 2015

A colleague in the History Department recently came across an old book whose drab cover hides a fascinating adventure story. Woman on a Horse, written in 1956, is Ana Beker’s account of the four years she spent riding horseback alone from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Ottawa, Canada. Why would anyone do such a...

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Meet the Author: Sandra Waugh, author of Lark Rising

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, February 13, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington(Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


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Meet the Author: Amy Talkington, author of Liv, Forever

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, February 13, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington(Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


My Funny Valentine

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, February 12, 2015

Our celebration of the word wizardry of Lorenz Hart continues with another love song.  With February 14th right around the corner, what better song to choose than the Rodgers and Hart classic My Funny Valentine?


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Meet the Author: April Lindner, author of Love, Lucy

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkingto


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Meet the Author: Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, February 9, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


susan adrian, author of tunnel vision

Meet the Author: Susan Adrian, author of Tunnel Vision

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, February 9, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


Funicular Heydays in Downtown Los Angeles

Tamara Holub, Librarian, Business Department, Saturday, February 7, 2015

A funicular railway or incline railway is a short railway located over a steep incline and operates by a cable wire and pulley system in which two tram-like cars on parallel rail tracks almost counter balance each other.  As one car goes up, another goes down.  This railway system becam


Photograph of Lorenz Hart

A Very Larry Valentine: the Love Lyrics of Lorenz Hart

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, February 6, 2015

The best lyricists are poets, albeit with a slightly different skill set.  Their goal is not to make the words sing upon the page, but rather to craft lines that can be sung in real life.  Like Shakespeare's plays, their couplets and stanzas are meant to be heard and not seen.


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, February 5, 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.


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