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Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, August 16, 2017

Tal M. Klein was born in Israel, grew up in New York, and currently lives in Detroit with his wife and two daughters. When his daughter Iris was five years old, she wrote a book called I’m a Bunch of Dinosaurs that went on to become one of the most successful children’s book projects ever on Kickstarter — something that Tal explained to Iris by telling her, “...

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L.A. Stories from the Map Cave: Pageant of the Pacific

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

To celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American month at the Los Angeles Public Library, we have occasion to show off one of the greatest pictorial maps ever created: The Pageant of the Pacific by the artist


May 14, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 14, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 15, 2017

 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles remains at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, while


May 7, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 7, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Shattered: Inside HIllary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes leads a trio of new books at the top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller


Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. May 2017 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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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Norman Pfeiffer: Highlights of the Tom Bradley Wing

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, May 5, 2017

For 50 years, nationally recognized architect Norman Pfeiffer has applied creativity, innovation, and technical proficiency to an impressive portfolio of outstanding renovations and additions to library and arts buildings throughout the country.


Star Wars: These are the books you're looking for

Star Wars: These are the books you're looking for

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, May 4, 2017

Can't get enough of Star Wars? Immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away with these Star Wars fiction series.  


April 30, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 30, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders remains at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Fict


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April is Stress Awareness Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stress is everywhere. There is no getting away from it, especially here in Los Angeles. So what is stress? Here are a couple of definitions culled from some of our reference sources:


April 23, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 23, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders remains at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Fict


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April is Financial Literacy Month

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April has been designated by annual congressional resolutions since April 2004 as “Financial Literacy Month” to “raise pub


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