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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, July 21, 2014

When in the second half of the last century Isaac Bashevich Singer was awarded a Noble Prize for Literature, he raised an interesting question: “People ask me often, ‘Why do you write in a dying language?’” And he tried to explain: “There is a quiet humor in Yiddish and a gratitude for every day of life… each encounter of...

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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. May 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, May 2, 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.


April 27, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 27, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The #1 books on both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Bestseller Lists remain the same this week, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on the Fiction List and 


PROM SEASON in the Southland

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, April 25, 2014
Couple at the prom [graphic] / White's Studios from LAPL Photo Collection
"Danny and his prom date Bertha at San Fernando High School"
 
April brings an array of annual rites and rituals:  taxes, the home opener of Dodger Baseball, and prom

April 20, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 20, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Michael Lewis' latest expose of the financial markets, 


Résumés: Help from the Library

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Friday, 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:


Big List of Book Lists II

Big List of Book Lists II

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, April 17, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Thursday, April 17, 2014


April 13, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 13, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Recently named the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch


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New Book a Librarian service at Central Library!

Ani Boyadjian, Principal Librarian, Research & Special Collections, Monday, April 14, 2014

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Celebrate Spring Break at the Central Library

Teenscape Department, Central Library, Monday, April 14, 2014

Along with the Grilled Cheese Invitational, spring break is officially here for LAUSD students!


The Man Who Planted Trees

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

“For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years.


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