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Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, May 2, 2016

There are three bulletin boards in Teen’Scape, all covered in artwork that was created by teen patrons who spend time in the department. Many of the regulars here are artists, photographers, writers, and illustrators, and we want not only to encourage creative expression in the library, but also to give it a home here and promote it to the community.

The 15th anniversary of Free Comic...

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Animals in Advertising

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Tuesday, December 1, 2015

“Animals are popular because they are aspirational. They live for the moment, are true to their affections and they don’t worry about having a bad hair day. Difficult standard for us people to live up to.”    -- Luke Tipping, advertiser.


November 22, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 22, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham returns


Teen’Scape Revisited: YA Library after Nearly Two Decades

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, November 23, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.  Architect Robert Coffee created the unique space, which opened


Teen’Scape: The Origin Story

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, November 12, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.   The 4,000 square-foot area includes the “living room,” c


November is National Scholarship Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, November 10, 2015

According to data from the Labor Department, the price index for college tuition grew by nearly 80% between 2003 and 2013. That’s nearly twice as fast as growth in medical care costs. In fact, the price of higher education is growing faster than most household incomes can keep up with.


November 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 9, 2015

John Grisham's Rogue Lawyer debuts at #1 on 


November 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Garth Risk Hallberg's novel on New York in the 1970s, City on Fire, debuts a


Central Library hosts National Novel Writing Month every Monday

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 2, 2015

Stories matter. Everyone has a story in them and many have a novel just waiting to get out -- but how to start?  And once started, the difficulty of finding time or encouragement in this lonely process can be fatal to the creative urge.


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