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Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, April 24, 2015

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ... held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” The Academy also invites young people to participate in a special...

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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

35th Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 7, 2015

Finalists for the 35th annual L.A.


Armenian orphans of the Near East Relief orphanage in Alexandropol (now Gyumri, Armenia)

America, We Thank You

Ani Boyadjian, Principal Librarian, Research & Special Collections, Friday, March 6, 2015

One hundred years ago, on April 24th, 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government enacted a systematic policy to annihilate its Armenian population. From 1915-1930, over a million and a half souls perished.


March 8: International Women’s Day - Graphic

International Women’s Day

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, March 5, 2015

What is the innermost secret of a woman’s heart?  Throughout centuries, poets, philosophers, devotees in the fields of art and science have come across this question at one time or another.


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HORSETRADING AND ANGRY FEMINISTS: CENTRAL’S BACKSTORY

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, March 5, 2015

As you learn on our daily docent led tours, The Richard J Riordan Central Library has almost 90 years of fascinating history.  But some of most intriguing chapters in the building’s story occurred before the library even opened its doors for the first time in 1926.


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, March 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.


March 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 2, 2015

After an absence of a few weeks, 


Broken Hart

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, February 28, 2015

During his all-too-brief lifetime, Lorenz Hart penned the words to more than 500 songs, many of which have since found their way into the Great American Songbook.


Vacation Without Humiliation

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Friday, February 27, 2015

As African American Heritage Month draws to a close, I would like to bring your attention to a largely unknown chapter of American history.


What Comes Next? Fiction Series and Sequels

What Comes Next? Fiction Series and Sequels

Robert Anderson, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Are you trying to remember a detective series you enjoyed, but only the main character's first name comes to mind?


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