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Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, November 26, 2014
During the post-World War II era, the San Fernando Valley came to exemplify the explosion of suburban growth that was taking place on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Valley Times newspaper (1946-1970) was there to document it all. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL...

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Women, Activism and Religion in America

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, September 19, 2014
Members of the  Women's Christian Temperance Union - LAPL Photo Collection
Although many of the world's religions have traditionally more patriarchal structures, women have nevertheless played import

Tai Chi Workshop

International Languages Department, Central Library, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese martial art with practical health benefits. It descends from Qigong, having its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi involves a series of slow and meditative body move


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Los Angeles Public Library Means Business

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Los Angeles Public Library means business.

Your Los Angeles Public Library card can serve as a key that can help open the doors of your business and keep them open.


September 14, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 14, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, September 14, 2014

The top of both Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Lists remains unchanged as Haruki Murakami's latest novel, 


Funky Skull Nail Art by Kayleigh O'Connor

Nail Art!

Andrea Borchert, Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Department, Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I tell everyone, all the time, that the Science, Technology & Patents Department is a very serious place.


September 7, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

September 7, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Haruki Murakami's latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is #1 o


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Thank you @LAHistory!

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, September 5, 2014

We want to thank @LAHistory for tweeting about a bit of Los Angeles Public Library history: an LAPL booklist produced in the months after the 1


Saroyanesque

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, September 4, 2014


August 31, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 31, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In its 35th week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List Everything I Need to Know I Learned From


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Beginning Genealogy

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, September 1, 2014

Am I related to anyone famous?

What is my ethnic background?

How far back can I go?  1800s?  1600s?  Adam and Eve?!!


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