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International Languages Department, Central Library, September 16, 2014

Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese martial art with practical health benefits. It descends from Qigong, having its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi involves a series of slow and meditative body movements, originally designed for self-defense, as well...

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Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Sunday, June 22, 2014

A common professional conversation among librarians and folks that work with teenagers is how we can better prepare young people for the highly competitive, cooperative, fast-paced work environment.


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Resources On Protecting Your Online Privacy

Eileen Y., Librarian, InfoNow, Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The more we share information about ourselves online, the less potential control we have on how that information is used.   However, there are simple precautions you can take to minimize the amount of personal information about you that is online.  Below are some resources that can


LGBT History in California

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, June 16, 2014
Many people consider the June 27, 1969 Stonewall Riot in Greenwich Village, New York as the starting point for the gay rights movement in this country.

June 15, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 15, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 16, 2014

The Goldfinch juggernaut rolls on as Donna Tartt's


June 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 9, 2014

After being displaced at the top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List last week by Ruth


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Read It First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. June 2014 Edition.

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, June 5, 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.


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Working Poet Radio Show

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, June 3, 2014


June 1, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 1, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 2, 2014

After being on top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List almost continuously since the fall of 2013, 


May 25, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 25, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the 29th out of 30 weeks since being released, The Goldfinch 


Three Chords and the Truth

Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, May 20, 2014

When Robert Zimmerman, later famous as Bob Dylan, was a young man growing up in Minnesota, he discovered that a friend owned an impressive collection of music records, most notably a collection of Blues recordings, artists such as Bo Didley and Huddie William Ledbetter, famous by his stage name L


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