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A blog for the Subject Departments of the Central Library

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Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, April 18, 2014
The Los Angeles Public Library offers a number of ways to help you with your resume as you do your job hunting:
Check the library’s events calendar for classes, workshops, presentations at Central Library and branch libraries.  Some...


Book signing event poster of six bestselling YA authors with their pictures.

Bestselling YA Authors To Speak At Central Library

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, February 3, 2014

On Saturday, February 8, Central Library will welcome six bestselling, award-winning authors to discuss their books and sign copies for fans.

Best Sellers

February 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, February 2, 2014

There are two new #1s on the lists this week.

Cupid picture to celebrate Cupid's favorite month

Love Poem of the Week

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, February 1, 2014

What better way to celebrate Cupid's favorite month than with some lovely poetry?  Sure, I could have plastered up a big ol' list of books, but a wonderfully written poem is a delicacy to be savored.

Read It First - Cover image

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, January 31, 2014

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.

Los Angeles City Hall Lit Up At Night

John Parkinson and Los Angeles Architecture

Emma Roberts, Librarian III, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Thursday, January 30, 2014
It's hard to believe that one architect could be the man behind so many quintessential Los Angeles buildings, but John Parkinson left a long list of landmarks that we all still enjoy, including City Hall, Bullock's Wilshire, Union Station, Memorial Coliseum, many buildings at USC, the A

A bookshelf signage that used for Business & Economics collection 338’s is described with a freeway between mountains and trees.

Let the signs be with you

Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tired of wandering around 16,560 square feet of stacks in Business & Economics Department looking for the 338’s?  Let us help -- reset your LAPL-GPS mapping system with our new transportation themed bookshelf signage.  The department has renamed major sections

Best Sellers

January 26, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, January 27, 2014

After a long run at the top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt has been replaced in the #1 spot by 

Computer Classes

Computer Classes offered at Central Library

David B., Librarian, InfoNow, Saturday, January 25, 2014

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

Best Sellers

January 19, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is #1 for an 10th week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List.  For the third week in a row there are no debuts on the Fiction List.

A picture with water, the sun, stones in yellow and orange color background

Mindful Meditation

Andrea Borchert, Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Department, Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Having a brain can be exhausting, especially when you feel like you are not using it particularly well. Like, for example, when you lock your keys in the car because you’re so busy thinking about how to open a blog post.