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April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, April 19, 2015

One week after being displaced atop the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Bestseller Lists, The Girl on the Train by ...

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Big List of Book Lists V

Big List of Book Lists V

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 21, 2014

A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Friday, November 21, 2014.

 


On the Wings of Philosophy

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, November 20, 2014

A few years ago, UNESCO marked every third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day. And so it is, but what is philosophy? “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


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

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

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 17, 2014

There are new books topping both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller Lists this week.


YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

YOU STORIES: READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 14, 2014

READINGS OF SCENES FROM GREEK DRAMA (FREE)

SUNDAY NOV 16th  2014 @ 2:00 PM, Mark Taper Auditorium


FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE AQUILA THEATRE

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, November 13, 2014

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP (FREE)

SATURDAY NOV 15th 2014 @ 1:00 PM,  Meeting Room B


Art Film Series 2014-2015

Art Department, Central Library, Monday, November 10, 2014

Central Library’s Art Film Series for 2014-15, Made in L.A., offers five more films set and made in Los Angeles. While the films differ in story and tone, each one presents Los Angeles as an integral backdrop and a crucial character.


Etymology

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, November 10, 2014

Recent conversations with the teenagers that visit Teen’Scape revolved around the history of words.


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

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

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, November 9, 2014

For the first time since November 10, 2013, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is not in the top ten of the Los Angeles Times H


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

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

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

Marilynne Robinson's Lila, a


History of the Printed Word, Step-by-Step

Central Docents, Central Library, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The magnificent stairs at the Flower Street entrance of the Central Library have had several lives.   Originally designed by the library’s architect, Bertram Goodhue in 1926, they were plain steps between three pools of plants and cool water.


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