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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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May 18, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 18, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 19, 2014

One week after debuting on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction List, Diane Keaton shot up to the top spot on the list this week with her memoir, 


Retirement Planning: The Synchronicity of Libraries, Newspapers and E-Media

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A New York Times Article has caught the attention of the Internet and gone viral.


May 11, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 11, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 12, 2014

As it has been for basically the entire year, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, is the number 1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List this


Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point

Yosemite - Inspiring Generations

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Everybody needs beauty...places to play and pray in, where Nature may
heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike


May 4, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 4, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The #1 books on both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Bestseller Lists remain the same this week, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on the Fiction List and 


Working Poets Radio Show (WPRS) Podcast

The Literature and Fiction Department Presents: The Working Poet Radio Show

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 5, 2014

The Literature and Fiction Department of the Los Angeles Public Library presents


Movie Theater Image

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, May 2, 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.


April 27, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 27, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The #1 books on both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Bestseller Lists remain the same this week, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on the Fiction List and 


PROM SEASON in the Southland

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Friday, April 25, 2014
Couple at the prom [graphic] / White's Studios from LAPL Photo Collection
"Danny and his prom date Bertha at San Fernando High School"
 
April brings an array of annual rites and rituals:  taxes, the home opener of Dodger Baseball, and prom

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