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June 28, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
June 28, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, June 30, 2015

For the fourth week in a row the top of the Los Angeles Times Bests Seller Lists remain unchanged as The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up...

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World Wonders: Pictorial Jigsaw Puzzle / World Map

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Sunday, May 3, 2015

Picture the world map six decades ago. Were all the countries and their flags the same as we know them today? How about traveling a couple of millennia back? What were the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and where did they reside?


Julian Garnsey

Julian Garnsey: Artist and Architectural Collaborator

Central Docents, Central Library, Saturday, May 2, 2015

Our free daily docent-led art and architecture tour of the Los Angeles Central Library always includes a stop in the International Languages Department, through which visitors can find the Library's original 1926 Children's Department, with its decorated ceiling and Ivanhoe-themed murals.


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, May 1, 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.


Berkshire Hathaway Inc. at 50: ~$216,000 per Share

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway 2015 Newsletter celebrates its fiftieth, golden anniversary of profitable returns for investors.


Conflicting Feelings and “Opposing Viewpoints”

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April brings conflicting feelings. The weather is warming up and you know what that means?  It’s time to have some fun outdoors. Barbeque season has arrived!  Throw that nice piece of ribeye steak on the grill and ‘cue it just right.


April 26, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 26, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 27, 2015
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is number one on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List this week, while The Life Changing Mag

National Poetry Month

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

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ...


Motorama!

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Department, Thursday, April 23, 2015

Despite its plain, utilitarian design and basic functions (mainly stop, go and turn) Henry Ford’s Model T was the first automobile the average American could afford, and as more people became drivers, the romance with the car began.  The steering wheel became a metaphor for independence: cho


April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, April 19, 2015

One week after being displaced atop the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Bestseller Lists, The Girl on the Train


April 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 13, 2015

The #1 and #2 books on both Los Angeles Times Hardcover Bestseller Lists switched places this week with All the


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