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Keumsook Hahn, Librarian, International Languages Department, December 2, 2016

In LAPL, during November, 2016 through February, 2017, programs including film screenings and book exhibitions are being held commemorating Shakespeare.  Using this opportunity, would you expand your knowledge of Shakespeare?  LAPL has many titles in Korean.  Clicking the title leads to catalog.  For more inquiries, email to language@lapl.org.

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White House from South Lawn

Campaigning for President of the United States

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, July 9, 2016
On Tuesday November 8th 2016, registered voters will select the next President of the United States. For the two presumptive presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, this will be the culmination of years of planning, campaigning and fundraising.

July 3, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 3, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Girls by Emma Cline is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcov


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, July 6, 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.


Beloved, Gone and Reimagined: Small Business in LA and @LAPL

Millie Chong-Dillon, Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Thursday, June 30, 2016

I cried the day my local hardware store closed up shop forever.  Donald Jordon’s Empire Hardware served the Granada Hills community for over 60 years, offering expert advice and stocking every conceivable nail, screw and toilet repair part to Valley customers with aging 50 y


Mozart: Alpha & Omega

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

On Sunday, May 22 nd the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed Mozart: Alpha & Omega in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Taper Auditorium. This title is derived from the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.


Magazine cover with headlines, White Sugar Denounced As Plague, Bragg Opens in New York: Clubs Carry On Teachings

HISTORICAL L.A. HEALTH FADS

Stella Mittelbach, Librarian III, Science, Technology & Patents Department, Friday, June 24, 2016

For decades, Los Angeles (and the rest of Southern California) loved to market itself as a place where you could improve your health in the optimal climate of the region. (Pay no attention to the smog.) But much of the health information, good and bad, from the pre-smog era was hard to come by.


June 19, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 19, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Two new books debut at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists for the week of June 19, 2016.


Joseph Hansen

Remembering Joseph Hansen: Father of the Gay Mystery Novel

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, June 17, 2016

“The point of fiction is to give the reader for a few hours the chance to be somebody else, to broaden and deepen his understanding of himself and the strangers among whom he has to pass his days.


Happy 90th Birthday, Goodhue Building!

Central Docents, Central Library, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In July of 1926, Angelenos eagerly awaited the opening of the Los Angeles Central Library's new building, the first permanent home for the fifty-year-old library.


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