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

Los Angeles Public Library is commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare with programs, film screenings, and and an exhibit at Central Library from November 2016 to February 2017.  Expand your knowledge of Shakespeare by reading some of his works, which are available in many languages including Korean.  Below is an example of some of the Korean language titles...

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June 12, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 12, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 13, 2016

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin debuts as the 


Downtown Los Angeles, George Coupland Thomas, Thomas Brothers Map Company, 1946.

Gay Downtown Los Angeles

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Monday, June 6, 2016

Previously, in writing about Pershing Square I neglected to describe the essential role the place had in the Gay history of Los Angeles. This post is an attempt to redress that lack of research and to recognize LGBT month at Los Angeles Public Library.


June 5, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

June 5, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, June 6, 2016

 Zero K by Don DeLillo is the 


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, June 2, 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.


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Celebrating the Career of Greg Louganis Through the Lens of the Herald Examiner

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The 1984 Olympic Summer Games were a considerable success for the United States as both a host and competitor.


The intersection of Adams and San Pedro today

Revisiting East Adams

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Friday, May 20, 2016

If you drive through the neighborhood around the intersection of Adams and San Pedro Street today, you will see a strip mall and on the opposite corner a clothing store.  Everywhere you look, there are businesses with signs in Spanish, reflecting the predominantly Latino population.  Wh


Getting Around: Call numbers 380.12 – 382 and 388.1794 – 389

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Thursday, May 19, 2016

In Business & Economics Department one can find plenty of materials on Transportation.


May 15, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 15, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney remains the #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fictio


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, May 13, 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.


The Arcadian or Pastoral State, second painting in The Course of Empire, by Thomas Cole

Communes and the Quest for Utopia

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If you live in Los Angeles or any other major city, you may sometimes dream of abandoning the traffic, congestion, and high cost of living for a simpler life.


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