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Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, November 26, 2014
During the post-World War II era, the San Fernando Valley came to exemplify the explosion of suburban growth that was taking place on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Valley Times newspaper (1946-1970) was there to document it all. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL...

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May 25, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 25, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the 29th out of 30 weeks since being released, The Goldfinch 


Three Chords and the Truth

Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Tuesday, May 20, 2014

When Robert Zimmerman, later famous as Bob Dylan, was a young man growing up in Minnesota, he discovered that a friend owned an impressive collection of music records, most notably a collection of Blues recordings, artists such as Bo Didley and Huddie William Ledbetter, famous by his stage name L


May 18, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 18, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 19, 2014

One week after debuting on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction List, Diane Keaton shot up to the top spot on the list this week with her memoir, 


Retirement Planning: The Synchronicity of Libraries, Newspapers and E-Media

Ken Benham, Librarian, Business Department, Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A New York Times Article has caught the attention of the Internet and gone viral.


May 11, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 11, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 12, 2014

As it has been for basically the entire year, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, is the number 1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction List this


Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point

Yosemite - Inspiring Generations

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Everybody needs beauty...places to play and pray in, where Nature may
heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike


May 4, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

May 4, 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The #1 books on both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Bestseller Lists remain the same this week, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on the Fiction List and 


Working Poets Radio Show (WPRS) Podcast

The Literature and Fiction Department Presents: The Working Poet Radio Show

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, May 5, 2014

The Literature and Fiction Department of the Los Angeles Public Library presents


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, May 2, 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.


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