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book cover of punch escrow and author photo of Tai M. Klein
Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, August 16, 2017

Tal M. Klein was born in Israel, grew up in New York, and currently lives in Detroit with his wife and two daughters. When his daughter Iris was five years old, she wrote a book called I’m a Bunch of Dinosaurs that went on to become one of the most successful children’s book projects ever on Kickstarter — something that Tal explained to Iris by telling her, “...

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Are There Hidden Masonic Symbols on the Los Angeles Central Library? Part 2

Central Docents, Central Library, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In Part 1 of our post we looked at sculpture on the library’s exterior as it reflects an overall theme, The Light of Learning.


November 13, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 13, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 14, 2016

For the week of November 13, 2016, John Grisham's The Whistler debuts


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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, November 9, 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.


November 6, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 6, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 7, 2016

No changes to the top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists for the week of November 6, 2016 as Today Will Be Different by Ma


October 30, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 30, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, October 31, 2016

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple ascends to the number one spot on the


Domestic Violence and Family Violence Awareness

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Domestic Violence/Family Violence- this is a subject I am not thrilled to blog about…..then why write about it???  It came to me on one of those long and hot “dog days of summer.”  I had a rare quiet moment at the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Reference Desk.  To get me


Are There Hidden Masonic Symbols on the Los Angeles Central Library?

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, October 21, 2016

Since I began leading docent tours eight years ago at the Los Angeles Central Library, some tour goers ask—is hidden Masonic symbolism contained in the art that decorates the library?


October 16, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

October 16, 2016 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett remains at number one on the


Mobster Modes

Wendy Horowitz, Librarian, Photo Collection, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Clothes make the man", wrote Mark Twain.


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