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Buddhist monks
Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, August 24, 2016
Several months ago while driving home during rush hour on a Friday night, my fiancée and I noticed a young teenager lying unconscious on the side of a busy street.  We pulled over and called 911 to hopefully provide some help for him.  We stayed close to him until an ambulance came and were able to transport him to a hospital.  As paramedics were loading up the young man a...

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April 24, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 24, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney


Long-lost Lucretius Poem Still Resonates

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, April 22, 2016

If you've taken one of our free library tours, we've probably pointed out the quotation over the Flower Street entrance from Lucretius: “Like runners they bear on the lamp of life."


Ernie Pyle & National Columnists’ Day

Llyr Heller, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 18th marks National Columnists’ Day, started in memory of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Ernie Pyle, who was killed in World War II. His eloquence in his subject matter, the lives of everyday men in the world of war, struck a chord in America.


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
 
Jean Chatzky,financial television jo

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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