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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, July 21, 2014

When in the second half of the last century Isaac Bashevich Singer was awarded a Noble Prize for Literature, he raised an interesting question: “People ask me often, ‘Why do you write in a dying language?’” And he tried to explain: “There is a quiet humor in Yiddish and a gratitude for every day of life… each encounter of...

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Suffragettes

Women's History Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Image:  Suffragettes on parade, LAPL Photo Collection


picture of storyteller reading to children

Digital Storytelling Workshop Coming to Central Library in April

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I grew up in a family of storytellers and so have always had


L.A. Times Bestsellers

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

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 10, 2014

No changes to the top spots in the both the Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Best Seller Lists this week.


Flippers, tilts, and balls...oh my!

Alma Brand, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Thursday, March 6, 2014

I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe it’s because of my love for all things 1960’s or because I treasured my family’s Friday nights at Lamppost Pizza as a kid.  It might be the simultaneous bombardment of lights and sounds, compounded with the tactile qualit


L.A. Times Bestsellers

March 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

After a few weeks of being out of the number one spot on the on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction list, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell is back in the top spot in its 20th week of release


Great Western Railway Poster

Railroadiana

Tamara Holub, Librarian, Business Department, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Railroadiana refers to an avid interest in railroad history and the collection of railroad artifacts (maps, schedules, lanterns, dinnerware, etc.).  Railway enthusiasts looking for reference and information sources to help augment a collection or pursue personal interests will find in the Bu


Movie Theater Image

Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 1, 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.


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, February 28, 2014

Finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced last week. The awards ceremony will take place on April 11 at the Brovard Auditorium on the campus of USC.


L.A. Times Bestsellers

February 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 24, 2014

Once again The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction or Nonfiction Bestseller List this week. 


Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fourth and Final February Love Poem of the Week!

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, February 21, 2014

Eugen BoussevainThanks for sticking with me all month long.  I hope you liked the poems.  Last but not least is an entry from Miss Edna St.


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