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A blog for the Subject Departments of the Central Library

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December 4, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
December 4, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, December 5, 2016

Zadie Smith's, Swing Time debuts at  #1 on the Los Angeles...

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International L.A.

Teresa Mons, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Los Angeles has been a multi-cultural, polyglot city from the earliest times.


August 7, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 7, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, August 8, 2016

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi regains the #1 spot on the 


Groovy, complicated heraldic achievement

The Language of Heraldry

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, August 8, 2016

I recently completed an online heraldry class conducted by the University of Strathclyde, and I learned a great deal that will be helpful to me as a genealogy librarian. 


Brexit: Politics and Economics Upended

Tamara Holub, Librarian, Business Department, Friday, August 5, 2016

On June 23, 2016, citizens in the UK and Gibraltar voted on the Brexit referendum to determine whether or not the UK should remain in the European Union (EU).  The Leave camp won by almost 52% which immediately sent shockwaves throughout the UK and the world.


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, August 3, 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.


2016 motion picture releases from fear, suspense, horror genres from 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures

Monsters, Aliens and Ghosts, Oh My! (Or, the Psychology of Fear)

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Summer, along with hot temperatures and family vacations, usually brings major blockbusters.

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

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

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

The Girls by Emma Cline remains #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Ficti


Mystery of the Hope Street Tunnel

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, 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.


Big List of Book Lists IX - 2016 Summer Reading Lists

Big List of Book Lists IX - 2016 Summer Reading Lists

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A selection of Summer 2016 reading lists found on the internet on July 12, 2016:


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