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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, December 16, 2014

Couldn't make it to our last craft program? Never fear! We've got step by step instructions and a video in the post below to help you make your own recycled paper gift bows this holiday season. 


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November 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, November 9, 2014

For the first time since November 10, 2013, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is not in the top ten of the Los Angeles Times H


November 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Marilynne Robinson's Lila, a


History of the Printed Word, Step-by-Step

Central Docents, Central Library, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The magnificent stairs at the Flower Street entrance of the Central Library have had several lives.   Originally designed by the library’s architect, Bertram Goodhue in 1926, they were plain steps between three pools of plants and cool water.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. November 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 3, 2014

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.


Search for Uncle Ebeneezer, rather than Grandpa Joe!

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Saturday, November 1, 2014

My grandmother was born June Eileen Lavonne Nystrom and her husband called her Patty. I know this because my mom told me, and my mom knows this because her mom told her.


The Most Beautiful Libraries

Eileen Y., Librarian, InfoNow, Friday, October 31, 2014

For beautiful photography of some of the prettiest library buildings locally, nationally and even globally, here are a list of recent resources.  Many of these lists include pictures of our Central Library:


Journalistic Integrity or Getting The Shot?

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Department, Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics states that ethical journalism "should be accurate and fair", and journalists should be "courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information."  Journalists are expected and encouraged to get the


It’s Halloween in The Business & Economics Department – Feeling Rational?

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There is something about autumn that makes me nostalgic. I was thinking about my old Economics 101 text, Samuelson and Nordhaus Economics 12th edition.


2014 National Book Award Shortlists Released

2014 National Book Award Shortlists Released

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, October 23, 2014

The National Book Foundation has announced National Book Award shortlists for 2014.  The awards, which were first awarded in 1935, are given out in four categories; Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Pe


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