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A blog for the Subject Departments of the Central Library

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March 8: International Women’s Day - Graphic
David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, 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. And yet, the mystery remains as pristine and pure as a rose to a nightingale on the first day of creation, finding an elegant expression in a fairy tale.

In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow...

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2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, January 22, 2015
On Monday the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced.

January 18, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

January 18, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the fifth week in a row, All the Light We Cannot See


SELF-e Presented by Library Journal is a self-publishing program for authors

YOUR BOOK CAN BE PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, January 16, 2015
INDIE AUTHOR DAY JANUARY 17 1-5 PM at CENTRAL LIBRARY
 
YOUR BOOK CAN BE PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
 
Beatrix Potter, Christopher Paolini, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg,  John

January 18, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

January 11, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For the fourth week in a row, All the Light We Cannot See


Armed Serviced Editions

Weapons in the War of Ideas

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Sunday, January 11, 2015

One of the many special and unique items at Central Library is a collection of ASE books.  Armed Services Editions, popularly known as ASEs, are pocket-sized books made for and distributed to American servicemen around the world during World War II. 


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Central Library Computer Classes

Eileen Y., Librarian, InfoNow, Friday, January 9, 2015

Learn How to Maneuver a Mouse, Create an E-Mail Account, Search the


Rotunda Globe

Lee Lawrie

Central Docents, Central Library, Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Anyone who's taken our free daily docent tour of the LA Central Library has seen the many contributions that architectural sculptor Lee Lawrie made to the Library's 1926 Goodhue Building. 


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, January 6, 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.


January 4, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

January 4, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, January 5, 2015

For the third week in a row, All the Light We Cannot See


Wealthy & Wise

Wealthy & Wise: The Road to Riches @ LAPL

Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Monday, January 5, 2015

Money can’t buy happiness but writing books on wealth just might.  How to get rich is a popular subject in Business and Economics and our collection on wealth will inspire you to take that winding road to budget, save, invest, and prosper.  The Library


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