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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, March 3, 2015

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. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to...

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Hartley Burr Alexander: Not Your Typical 20th Century Philosopher

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, December 4, 2014

If you’ve ever taken a tour of the Central Library, you’ve probably heard mention of Hartley Burr Alexander, the man who worked with architect Bertram Goodhue on the theme and symbolism of the historic 1926 building.   But in the course of our one hour tours, we never have enough time t


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

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


Call # 659 - Advertising

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An appropriate part of our collection to be mentioned on our blog approaching the Holidays Season.

“Advertising is totally unnecessary. Unless you hope to make money.” – Jeff I. Richards.


Faces Behind the Places in LA

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, December 2, 2014

     Driving, biking or even walking! around LA we see many place names that we have come to take for granted. Many of these place names were inspired by Angelenos who helped create them. These are just a number of the faces behind the places.


November 30, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 30, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, December 1, 2014

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard, the author of the


Valley Times: Sherman Oaks Edition!

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
During the post-World War II era, the San Fernando Valley came to exemplify the explosion of suburban growth that was taking place on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Valley Times

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

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

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

The Burning Room, Michael Connelly's 19th entry in his Harry Bosch crime series, debuts on top of the 


Big List of Book Lists V

Big List of Book Lists V

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 21, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Friday, November 21, 2014.

 


On the Wings of Philosophy

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, November 20, 2014

A few years ago, UNESCO marked every third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day. And so it is, but what is philosophy? “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


November 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 17, 2014

There are new books topping both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller Lists this week.


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