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paper gift bows
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, December 16, 2014

Couldn't make it to our last craft program? Never fear! We've got step by step instructions and a video in the post below to help you make your own recycled paper gift bows this holiday season. 


Recycled...

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August 31, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 31, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In its 35th week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List Everything I Need to Know I Learned From


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Beginning Genealogy

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, September 1, 2014

Am I related to anyone famous?

What is my ethnic background?

How far back can I go?  1800s?  1600s?  Adam and Eve?!!


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, August 30, 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.


Yosemite

Saturday September 6th- Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit Film Screening

Art Department, Central Library, Friday, August 29, 2014

Yosemite has been a destination for individuals and families from around the world for generations. If you enjoy the outdoors or being surrounded by the beauty of nature, it is a dream come true. There is so much to see and do at this majestic national park.


“Just One More Piece”: The Magic World of Puzzles

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Lacemaker by Tropinin


Mural Image

The Man behind the Rotunda Murals

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, August 25, 2014

One of the most breathtaking stops on our daily Docent-led Art and Architecture Tours is the majestic Grand Rotunda, encircled by the pastel-toned murals by Dean Cornwell.   Eighty years after their unveiling, the 12 panels of scenes from California history still feel modern.  But


August 24, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 24, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, August 24, 2014

The new number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List this week is California


Newspaper

Online Historical Newspaper Research at the Los Angeles Public Library

David B., Librarian, InfoNow, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 The Los Angeles Public Library has many archival newspaper databases. You can find these resources by going to the Research and Homework  page on the LAPL website.


August 17, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

August 17, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ben Macintyre's A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal debuts in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List this w


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