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The words stand up for your right to read with flames in the background.
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, September 25, 2016

This September 25th through October 1st, celebrate the 34th annual Banned Books Week with us!  

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Ammendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books week...

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, June 2, 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.


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Celebrating the Career of Greg Louganis Through the Lens of the Herald Examiner

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The 1984 Olympic Summer Games were a considerable success for the United States as both a host and competitor.


The intersection of Adams and San Pedro today

Revisiting East Adams

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Friday, May 20, 2016

If you drive through the neighborhood around the intersection of Adams and San Pedro Street today, you will see a strip mall and on the opposite corner a clothing store.  Everywhere you look, there are businesses with signs in Spanish, reflecting the predominantly Latino population.  Wh


Getting Around: Call numbers 380.12 – 382 and 388.1794 – 389

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Thursday, May 19, 2016

In Business & Economics Department one can find plenty of materials on Transportation.


May 15, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 15, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney remains the #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fictio


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, May 13, 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.


The Arcadian or Pastoral State, second painting in The Course of Empire, by Thomas Cole

Communes and the Quest for Utopia

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If you live in Los Angeles or any other major city, you may sometimes dream of abandoning the traffic, congestion, and high cost of living for a simpler life.


May 8, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 8, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney remains the #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fictio


Teen Artists Organize Comics & Cosplay Event in Teen'Scape

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, May 2, 2016

There are three bulletin boards in Teen’Scape, all covered in artwork that was created by teen patrons who spend time in the department.


April 29 Marks 30th Anniversary of 1986 Fire

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, April 29, 2016

This year, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of the most catastrophic fire of a library building in the U.S. It occurred at our Central Library.


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