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August 30, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
August 30, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, August 31, 2015

Two long time denizens of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists return to the top this week as All the Light We Cannot See by...

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Minimum Wage

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Friday, April 3, 2015

The minimum wage, first introduced nationally in the United States through the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, has been an issue of concern and controversy ever since.  In the past few years it has been very much in the news and debated by politicians and


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. April 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, April 3, 2015

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.


Delores McKinney

Spotlight on Delores McKinney

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, April 2, 2015

LAPL Docents have been giving free daily tours of the Central Library since the early 1980's.  We are guides who love the art, architecture, and backstory of the library, and volunteer to share our passion with others.  Some of us are retired, some are juggling tours with full time jobs


March 29, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 29, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, March 31, 2015
For the 9th week in a row, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is on top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List.

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World Water Day, Innovation, and Southern California

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, March 31, 2015

World Water Day was celebrated this past March 22. It is a day created in 1993 by the UN to bring light the importance of water to life among people. This year’s celebration was dedicated to Water and Sustainable Development.


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Origami Bookmark Craft Program - April 4, 2015

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, March 27, 2015

Are you tired of scrambling for a makeshift bookmark? Receipts, postcards and gum wrappers just not cutting it? You definitely aren't resorting to folding down the page corner right?


Ana Beker

Hippos, Crocodiles, and Rhinos! Oh My!

Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A colleague in the History Department recently came across an old book whose drab cover hides a fascinating adventure story. Woman on a Horse, written in 1956, is Ana Beker’s account of the four years she spent


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

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

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, March 22, 2015

There are no changes at the top of both of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists this week.   For the 8th week in a row 


Big List of Book Lists VI

Big List of Book Lists VI

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, March 20, 2015

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Friday, March 20, 2015.


March 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 16, 2015

The number one title on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller Li


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