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Film screening ~ The Illusionist
The Illusionist
David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, May 20, 2015

A free screening of the film The Illusionist
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:15 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library

What happens to the childish wonder when we grow up? “When life loses its wonder, all it takes is one...

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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!


Snow covered cabin with the words Holiday Handiwork across the bottom of the picture

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.


Conspiracy Theories

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Saturday, December 6, 2014
The term conspiracy theory conjures up a range of images in the public imagination. From complex political cover-ups to chemtrails to tinfoil hats, most people have some conception of what a conspiracy theory encompasses and who follows it.

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