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May 3, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
May 3, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, May 4, 2015
No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Seller Lists this week as The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is number one on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List, while The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up...

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Dr. Strangelove Meets Genealogy

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the 1890 Census and Love the County History.

Julie Huffman, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Thursday, January 1, 2015

To the bane of many genealogists, the eleventh census of the United States was heavily damaged by a fire at the Commerce Department in 1921. Less than one percent of it survived, which means we have census data (e.g.


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LAPL Photo Collection: Year End Review

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Over at the LAPL Photo Collection, we were full steam ahead as always in 2014; processing collections, digitizing photos, acquiring new collections, mounting exhibits, coordinating programs, and assisting patrons with research and orders.


December 28, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 28, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, December 29, 2014

On the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List, All the Light We Cannot See


LAPL Reads

LAPL Reads Best of 2014 Book Lists

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Monday, December 22, 2014

The staff of the Los Angeles Public Library thinks these are the best books of 2014.

LAPL Reads presents:  


December 21, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 21, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, December 22, 2014

After 31 weeks on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List, All the Light We Cannot See


Big List of Best Books of the Year Lists

Big List of Best Books of 2014 Lists

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, December 22, 2014

As we near the end of 2014 its time for the best books of the year lists to make their annual appearances.  Here are a sampling of the Best of 2014:


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Holiday Handiwork DIY paper gift bows

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Couldn't make it to our last craft program? Never fear!


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Holiday Handiwork Craft Program - December 13, 2014

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, December 8, 2014

Back in May we showed you how to transform old book pages, sheet music and maps into paper roses. Well, we're at it again! This time, we want to show you how to make those ubiquitous holiday wrapping bows out of recycled library materials.


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