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Tai Chi
Tai Chi
International Languages Department, Central Library, September 1, 2015

Please join us for the second series of free classic Tai Chi classes by Instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include introduction and interpretation of classic Tai Chi forms, exercises, as well as questions and answers. 

The classes will be held on Saturdays – September 5, 12, 19, and October 10, 24, 31 – from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room...

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March 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 15, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 16, 2015

The number one title on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller Li


Best of Everything: Los Angeles Public Library as a Link to Consumer Resources

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department, Friday, March 13, 2015

A very common type of question in the Los Angeles Public Library is finding information to help people make decisions as consumers of products and services.  These questions can range from buying a vacuum cleaner or automobile, to selecting the best school o


Don’t Wake Me Up If I’m Dreaming

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Thursday, March 12, 2015

“The theories of philosophers, theologians, and psychologists will never do justice to the fullness of our existence if they only focus on the qualities of waking life.” – Kelly Bulkeley


March 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 7, 2015

Topping the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List for the 6th w


Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

35th Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 7, 2015

Finalists for the 35th annual L.A.


Armenian orphans of the Near East Relief orphanage in Alexandropol (now Gyumri, Armenia)

America, We Thank You

Ani Boyadjian, Principal Librarian, Research & Special Collections, Friday, March 6, 2015

One hundred years ago, on April 24th, 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government enacted a systematic policy to annihilate its Armenian population. From 1915-1930, over a million and a half souls perished.


March 8: International Women’s Day - Graphic

International Women’s Day

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, March 5, 2015

What is the innermost secret of a woman’s heart?  Throughout centuries, poets, philosophers, devotees in the fields of art and science have come across this question at one time or another.


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HORSETRADING AND ANGRY FEMINISTS: CENTRAL’S BACKSTORY

Central Docents, Central Library, Thursday, March 5, 2015

As you learn on our daily docent led tours, The Richard J Riordan Central Library has almost 90 years of fascinating history.  But some of most intriguing chapters in the building’s story occurred before the library even opened its doors for the first time in 1926.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, 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.


March 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

March 1, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, March 2, 2015

After an absence of a few weeks, 


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