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Tai Chi
Tai Chi
International Languages Department, Central Library, September 1, 2015

Please join us for the second series of free classic Tai Chi classes by Instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include introduction and interpretation of classic Tai Chi forms, exercises, as well as questions and answers. 

The classes will be held on Saturdays – September 5, 12, 19, and October 10, 24, 31 – from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room...

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. at 50: ~$216,000 per Share

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway 2015 Newsletter celebrates its fiftieth, golden anniversary of profitable returns for investors.


Conflicting Feelings and “Opposing Viewpoints”

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April brings conflicting feelings. The weather is warming up and you know what that means?  It’s time to have some fun outdoors. Barbeque season has arrived!  Throw that nice piece of ribeye steak on the grill and ‘cue it just right.


April 26, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 26, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 27, 2015
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is number one on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List this week, while The Life Changing Mag

National Poetry Month

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Friday, April 24, 2015

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ...


Motorama!

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Department, Thursday, April 23, 2015

Despite its plain, utilitarian design and basic functions (mainly stop, go and turn) Henry Ford’s Model T was the first automobile the average American could afford, and as more people became drivers, the romance with the car began.  The steering wheel became a metaphor for independence: cho


April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, April 19, 2015

One week after being displaced atop the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Bestseller Lists, The Girl on the Train


April 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, April 13, 2015

The #1 and #2 books on both Los Angeles Times Hardcover Bestseller Lists switched places this week with All the


Image from film poster If Only Everyone

Film Screening ~ If Only Everyone

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, April 13, 2015

A free screening of the film If Only Everyone
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:15 p. m.


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The Book of Flowers

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, April 10, 2015

Picture a book that can gracefully endure the trials of the centuries – the water, the fire, the sword. What will this book be about? In what language will it be? There is an old legend about an artist-scribe who was being burned along with a precious manuscript.


DIY Origami Bookmarks

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Did you miss out on our origami bookmark program this weekend?


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