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Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, August 28, 2015

Love Aaj Kal (in Hindi – Love “now” and “then” which can also mean “these days”) narrates two parallel love stories from aaj (today) and kal (yesterday). London, San Francisco, Delhi - where would we go, what would we give to find our soulmates? 

Please join us for a free screening of this romantic comedy in Meeting Room...

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Map: West Hollywood: the Community in Action, Community Business Promotions, 1993

A Pictorial Map of West Hollywood

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, June 1, 2015

To honor LGBT Heritage Month at the library we present this pictorial map of West Hollywood, one of America’s most enlightened cities. Street maps from as recently as the 1970’s ignored the growing power of the gay community in the little city between Beverly Hills and Hollywood.


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Pride in the Face of Adversity: How the Herald Examiner Covered the LGBT Community in Los Angeles

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Monday, June 1, 2015

As a mainstream news outlet in the 20th Century, it's probably not surprising that the Los Angeles Herald Express (later Herald Examiner) newspaper gave little coverage to the LGBT community.


Nishan Press Chinese Book Donation

International Languages Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“To have friends coming from afar, is it not delightful?” This wise and humane saying can be found in a little red book, titled Quotations from Confucius, published by Shandong Friendship Publishing House.


AIDA: L.A. Metropolitan Opera

Opera in the Library

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Free Live Music Performance from LA’s Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, May 30th


May 24, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 24, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

David McCullough's latest, The Wright Brothers, is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles


Film screening ~ The Illusionist

Film Screening ~ The Illusionist

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A free screening of the film The Illusionist
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:15 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library


Jewish American Heritage Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush declared that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, after resolutions passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.


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Video: Japanese Flower Arrangement

International Languages Department, Central Library, Monday, May 18, 2015

Japan is a country of elegant art forms and subtle inspirations. One of these inspiring art forms, which can be thought of as poetry of nature, is Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers").


May 17, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 17, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, May 17, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr has been on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List for 52 weeks and it celebrates its one year anniversary on the list b


Japanese Flower Arrangement

JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

International Languages Department, Central Library, Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There is a centuries-old Japanese flower arrangement art form, known as Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers"). The word comes from the Japanese word ikeru (生ける, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana (花, "flower").


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