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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, March 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. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to...

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Journalistic Integrity or Getting The Shot?

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Department, Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics states that ethical journalism "should be accurate and fair", and journalists should be "courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information."  Journalists are expected and encouraged to get the


It’s Halloween in The Business & Economics Department – Feeling Rational?

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There is something about autumn that makes me nostalgic. I was thinking about my old Economics 101 text, Samuelson and Nordhaus Economics 12th edition.


2014 National Book Award Shortlists Released

2014 National Book Award Shortlists Released

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, October 23, 2014

The National Book Foundation has announced National Book Award shortlists for 2014.  The awards, which were first awarded in 1935, are given out in four categories; Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Pe


October 19, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 19, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In its fifth week of release, The Bone Clocks


Deliver Us From Evil

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall is finally here offering cooler temperatures after a long, hot, and record-setting dry summer. What a wonderful time of year!  Halloween is upon us. Adults and children deciding what to wear in celebration of Halloween.


October 12, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 12, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's (Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and


Big List of Book Lists IV

Big List of Book Lists IV

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.


October 5, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 5, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 6, 2014

There are two new books on top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists this week.


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Celebrate Teen Read Week at Central Library - and Beyond

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, October 6, 2014

Teen Read Week is October 12-18, and this year’s theme is Turn Dreams Into Reality @ Your Library.


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