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Keumsook Hahn, Librarian, International Languages Department, December 2, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library is commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare with programs, film screenings, and and an exhibit at Central Library from November 2016 to February 2017.  Expand your knowledge of Shakespeare by reading some of his works, which are available in many languages including Korean.  Below is an example of some of the Korean language titles...

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May 8, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 8, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney remains the #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fictio


Teen Artists Organize Comics & Cosplay Event in Teen'Scape

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, May 2, 2016

There are three bulletin boards in Teen’Scape, all covered in artwork that was created by teen patrons who spend time in the department.


April 29 Marks 30th Anniversary of 1986 Fire

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, April 29, 2016

This year, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of the most catastrophic fire of a library building in the U.S. It occurred at our Central Library.


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The Legacy of the Central Library Fire

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Thursday, April 28, 2016

On the morning of April 29, 1986, librarian Dan Dupill was answering telephone calls at the Literature Reference Desk at Central Library.


Supreme Court Building By Jeff Kubina (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Supreme Court of the United States

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The Supreme Court of the United States has been in the news quite a bit lately due to the February 13, 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, his possible replacement, the political process surrounding the appointment, and the various high-profile cases in front of “the highest court in the land

April 24, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 24, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney


Long-lost Lucretius Poem Still Resonates

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, April 22, 2016

If you've taken one of our free library tours, we've probably pointed out the quotation over the Flower Street entrance from Lucretius: “Like runners they bear on the lamp of life."


Ernie Pyle & National Columnists’ Day

Llyr Heller, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 18th marks National Columnists’ Day, started in memory of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Ernie Pyle, who was killed in World War II. His eloquence in his subject matter, the lives of everyday men in the world of war, struck a chord in America.


April 17, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

April 17, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Best Sellers Lists this week


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. April 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, April 15, 2016

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.


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