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Central Docents, Central Library, July 15, 2016

Did you know that when Central Library opened in 1926, the entrance at 530 South Hope Street was both the "front door" and mailing address? Patrons entered the gates at Hope Street and walked up a long sloping ramp to a circulation desk at the center of the lower level. In fact, if you peer through the glass doors at street level today, you can still see the original entrance ramp.

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April 17, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 17, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Best Sellers Lists this week


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, April 15, 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.


IRS Warns of the “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Monday, April 11, 2016

We can celebrate the end of the 2015 Tax Year with three extra days to file, April 18th this year due to the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia.


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Social Security Claiming Changes Starting May 1st

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Thursday, April 7, 2016
Changes are coming soon to two claiming strategies to maximize Social Security payments, courtesy of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, especially section 831
 
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Tai Chi

Learning Tai Chi

International Languages Department, Central Library, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The last Saturday of April marks the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. The purpose of this day is to promote the related disciplines of Tai chi and Qigong internationally, as well as acting as an information source on medical research and finding classes for practice. 


National Poetry Month

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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


April 3, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 3, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 4, 2016

West of Eden by Jean Stein, an oral history of five prominent Los Angeles families, is the new number one title on the Los


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Let Your Creativity Run Wild

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Thursday, March 31, 2016
 
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all.

March 27, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 27, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin remains the #1 book on the Los Angele


March 20, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 20, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles


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