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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, August 26, 2014

The Lacemaker by Tropinin

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a millenium-size jigsaw puzzle worth? Featuring paintings and photographs from around the world, these puzzles not only grace our collections with visual imagery, but also challenge the puzzle enthusiast with one thousand elegant problems, or perhaps just one less, because the last piece may render its...

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L.A. Times Bestsellers

March 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

After a few weeks of being out of the number one spot on the on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction list, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell is back in the top spot in its 20th week of release


Great Western Railway Poster

Railroadiana

Tamara Holub, Librarian, Business Department, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Railroadiana refers to an avid interest in railroad history and the collection of railroad artifacts (maps, schedules, lanterns, dinnerware, etc.).  Railway enthusiasts looking for reference and information sources to help augment a collection or pursue personal interests will find in the Bu


Movie Theater Image

Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 1, 2014

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.


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, February 28, 2014

Finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced last week. The awards ceremony will take place on April 11 at the Brovard Auditorium on the campus of USC.


L.A. Times Bestsellers

February 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 24, 2014

Once again The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the number one book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction or Nonfiction Bestseller List this week. 


Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fourth and Final February Love Poem of the Week!

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, February 21, 2014

Eugen BoussevainThanks for sticking with me all month long.  I hope you liked the poems.  Last but not least is an entry from Miss Edna St.


L.A. Times Bestsellers

February 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt remains #1 on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction or Nonfiction Bestseller List this week, while D


W. B. Yeats

Love Poem of the Week #3

Christa Deitrick, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, February 15, 2014

Maud Gonne, Yeats' museAnd now for a classic "you'll miss me when I'm gone&quot


L.A. Times Bestsellers

February 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, February 11, 2014

No changes to the top of either the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction or Nonfiction Bestseller Lists this week. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is #1 on the Fiction list, while 


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