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January 22, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
January 22, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, January 22, 2017
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance returns to the top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List and ...

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2016 National Book Award Finalists Released

2016 National Book Award Finalists Released

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The National Book Foundation has announced the National Book Award shortlists for 2016.  The


October 9, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 9, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists as Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. October 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, October 7, 2016

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.


Chinese Simplified Character Books  2014 - 2016

简体字中文书 2014 - 2016年 Chinese Simplified Character Books 2014 - 2016

Julie Shu, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, October 4, 2016

简体字中文书 2014 - 2016年
Chinese Simplified Character Books  2014 - 2016

欢迎借阅中文新书! 如果您要的书已被借走,您可以預定 (place a hold), 也可要求把书
送到您附近的分馆。
如您需了解如何查閲图书馆其它中文书籍, 或您有购书建议, 请联系language@lapl.org


October 2, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 2, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 3, 2016

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett debuts at number one on the


The words stand up for your right to read with flames in the background.

Books on Trial: Banned Books Week

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, September 25, 2016

This September 25th through October 1st, celebrate the 34th annual Banned Books Week with us!  


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What's In Your Wallet?

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Friday, September 23, 2016


                    “A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure.”


September 18, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 18, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 20, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists as The Underground Railroad


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Los Angeles Street Names: The Past Coinciding with the Present

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In a city as a diverse as Los Angeles, there is one thing we almost all have in common - traffic. While stuck at intersections or on freeways, pondering the heritage of our fair city is probably not on the forefront of everyone's minds.


Economy Election Tag Cloud on Wordle

“It’s the Economy, Stupid”: How the Library May Help You be a Smarter Voter

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Tuesday, September 20, 2016

“It’s the economy, stupid.”  Is a famous political catch phrase started during the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential election campaign and repeated over the years in response to identifying the key issues of election campaig


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